Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of Google’s parent company Alphabet Inc., was photographed wearing a badge identifying himself as a member of Hillary Clinton’s “staff” during her Election Night party last week.
— LeslieP (@less_tx) November 16, 2016
The photo of Schmidt was originally reported by Politico, and was sent in by a reader. Schmidt’s cozy relationship with the Clinton campaign has been revealed over the past year. The Clinton campaign paid hundreds of thousands to a start-up data company backed by Schmidt.
Several emails released by WikiLeaks and a memo also showed that Schmidt wanted to be Clinton’s “head outside advisor,” gave John Podesta advice on where to put the campaign headquarters, and that he worked directly with the campaign to set up several back-end features to their site.
The Daily Caller has reached out to Google to ask why was Schmidt wearing the staff badge. The tech giant has not responded.
It also seems that Google has cozied up now with the Trump campaign following Clinton’s loss. A source told Politico that Joshua Wright has been advising the Trump campaign regarding issues related to the Federal Trade Commission. Wright has previously written papers funded by Google that push their interests.