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WikiLeaks email indicates Google chief did work for the Clinton campaign


"Many of the problems that stifled us in 2012 have since been tackled by private companies."

Google executive chairman Eric Schmidt is seen during a news conference at the main office of Google Korea in Seoul on November 8, 2011. (Photo: Jung Yeon-Je/AFP/Getty Images)

Eric Schmidt, the CEO of Google's parent company, Alphabet, once did work for the Hillary Clinton campaign, according to an email published by WikiLeaks.

Google chairman and former CEO Eric Schmidt is adamant about Google+ profiles using real names. (Photo: AP/Paul Sakuma)Eric Schmidt (AP/Paul Sakuma)

Schmidt, who in the past has referred to himself as a "Democratic supporter," was discussed in an October 2014 memo to Clinton from Teddy Goff, who is now a Clinton campaign digital strategist, the Washington Free Beacon reported.

"I have been kept apprised of the work being done by Eric Schmidt’s group and others working directly and indirectly with your team," Goff wrote.

He went on to specify the work that was being done by the group, including building the front and backends of the Clinton campaign website.

Goff added that Schmidt and others were working on other projects that, although not "critical for launch ... would be extremely useful to have as early in the cycle as possible."

Goff, who also worked on President Barack Obama's 2012 re-election campaign, explained that the sorts of projects being undertaken by Schmidt and others were addressing problems that hindered the Obama campaign's progress four years ago: "Of note, many of the problems that stifled us in 2012 have since been tackled by private companies with whom we have relationships and whose tools we can license rather than attempt to replicate."

A Google representative did not immediately respond to a request for comment from TheBlaze on Wednesday.

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