The tech moguls, Bill Gates and Tim Cook have been considered as possible candidates for US Vice President in Hilary Clinton’s Campaign. The recent US presidential campaign is becoming interesting with every passing day and not even the tech reporters could stay away from it.
The mail stolen from Clinton’s Campaign Chair on March 13 of this year included the names of tech giants. It was pretty surprising but there were no further details about the selection process. There are no clues which of these candidates have actually made it to the final level. And even there is no evidence that these tech giants even know they are being considered for the post of US Vice President.
The mail also had names of many famous politicians, CEOs, and military officers. But the surprising thing was that the list included names of Bill Gates, Tim Cook, and Melinda Gates. It also had the names of Starbucks and Starbucks CEO Howard Schulz, Xerox CEO Ursula Burns, Michael Bloomberg (former NYC mayor) and many more.
Below is given the complete email which has aroused a spur in the entire tech industry.
Ok, I can breathe again! Congrats on a fabulous night. I am feeling like it’s possible to get back to the longer term again. Cheryl and I met with Jim Hamilton on Friday to discuss lawyers who can help do the research and vetting that I outlined in the VP vet memo we discussed. We also met with Marc Elias to get his input on firms that have already provided substantial volunteer lawyer assistance and to get prepared to execute non-disclosure agreements with anyone we involve in the process.
We put together the attached notional teams of “report writers” (confidential profiles/public record vet) and “vettors” (deep-dive/oppo-book), and want to run it by you before we execute on the list. Let me know if there are people you would like to see added or removed before we begin the process.
Cheryl, Robby, Jake, Huma, Jennifer and I also did a first cut of people to consider for VP. I have organized names in rough food groups.