Peter Thiel

Report blasts Palantir for ICE work, Trump ties

Data: Mijente; Chart: Axios Visuals

Palantir has more than $1.5 billion in federal government contracts and deep ties to the Trump administration, yet few people know the company or how its products work, according to a new report from Latinx organizing non-profit Mijente.

The big picture: Mijente's report comes a day after ICE arrested 680 people in the largest-yet roundup of undocumented immigrants under the Trump administration.

A few questions for Peter Thiel

Peter Thiel and Donald Trump shortly after the 2016 presidential election
Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

Peter Thiel doubled down last night on his "Google has maybe been infiltrated by the Chinese government" claim, which was eventually picked up by President Trump. When (lightly) pressed for evidence, Thiel simply said he was "asking questions."

Why it matters: You don't propose that someone deserves to face a firing squad without at least a single receipt.