Remember all those stories about Google changing search results about Hillary Clinton to make them more positive? Now we know why: the chairman for Google’s parent company secretly offered his services to the Hillary campaign. He even offered to create features on Google to assist the Democratic nominee.
In an email from John Podesta to Cheryl Mills (shown below) from 2014 and just released by WikiLeaks, the head of Google’s parent company was eager to help Hillary get elected.
Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of Google’s parent company Alphabet, wanted to be “head outside advisor” to the Hillary Clinton campaign, according to Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta in an email released by WikiLeaks.
WikiLeaks has continued to reveal Schmidt’s cozy relationship with the Clinton campaign. In a previously leaked email, a memo showed that Schmidt was working directly with the Clinton campaign on setting up various backend features to their website.
“I met with Eric Schmidt tonight. As David reported, he’s ready to fund, advise recruit talent, etc. Clearly wants to be head outside advisor, but didn’t seem like he wanted to push others out,” Podesta wrote. He added, “Clearly wants to get going. He’s still in DC tomorrow and would like to meet with you if you are in DC in the afternoon. I think it’s worth doing. You around? If you are, and want to meet with him, maybe the four of us can get on the phone iN the am.”
Here’s the email in question (which can be seen in full here):