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  • 10.11.16

Emails: Apple CEO Tim Cook only wanted to meet 1-on-1 with Clinton, “no staff”

Among the tech tidbits buried in the trove of Clinton campaign emails published by WikiLeaks on Monday was a request from Apple CEO Tim Cook for a meeting with Hillary Clinton on June 21, 2015. “Tim’s office requested a 1:1 meeting today, which was a nice way of saying ‘no staff,'” campaign aide Lindsay Roitman wrote in an email. “I think this is one [where] we should proceed cautiously. He’s supportive but new to this so I think we shouldn’t come on too strong.” 

It’s not clear if that private meeting took place. This past August, Cook and Apple’s VP of environment, Lisa Jackson, co-hosted a fundraiser for Clinton for which tickets ranged from $2,700 to $50,000. Cook has been quite bipartisan in his giving, hosting a fundraiser in late June for House Majority Leader Paul Ryan, a Republican. MB