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Mark Zuckerberg Confirms Facebook Is Cooperating With Mueller Probe

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg confirmed Tuesday that his social-networking company may have been received subpoenas as part of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe; and that people at the company have been interviewed. During a Senate judiciary hearing, Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) asked if Facebook has been served subpoenas by Mueller and if employees have been questioned, Zuckerberg clearly answered “Yes.” He then began to walk back: “I want to be careful here because our work with the special counsel is confidential, and I want to make sure, in an open session, I’m not revealing anything.” He then clarified, saying, “I actually am not aware of a subpoena. I believe there may be, but I know we’re working with them.” Zuckerberg will spend Tuesday and Wednesday on Capitol Hill, appearing in a few hearings to take questions on Russian troll farms’ use of Facebook to interfere in the 2016 election; and how Trump-linked data firm Cambridge Analytica inappropriately used the data of at least 87 million Facebook users to conduct political ad targeting.