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The New York Post wrote that a source close to Schmidt said the move would: “Allow him to have a more “hands-on role” in developing artificial intelligence for defense.” Google/Alphabet Chairman Eric Schmidt ready "fund, advise, recruit" for Clinton campaign https://t.co/vy3l Hcft3n & https://t.co/sd K9j0d Un R pic.twitter.com/FUl Yqsitm J — Wiki Leaks (@wikileaks) November 1, 2016 Schmidt gained notoriety during his tenure at Google and Alphabet for his involvement in politics as well as technology.
He was a regular figure amongst the Hillary Clinton Presidential campaign, even going so far as to donate the use of a private Google jet for the campaign’s use.
Schmidt is also involved with a broad spectrum of philanthropic and NGO interests, ranging from the Council on Foreign Relations to the Trilateral Commission, the Broad Institute, and many others.
He also served as a member of the United States President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology (PCAST) under Barack Obama and continues in that role under Donald Trump.
His position within the global power structure was noted by The Guardian, who described Schmidt: “Bilderberg insider Eric Schmidt, who runs Google, once began a speech at Davos with the words: “I assume that everybody here agrees that globalization is wonderful.” Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has been a long-time critic of Google.
Google did not comment on the reason for the departure, though Schmidt said he plans to spend time focusing "on science and technology issues, and philanthropy." Sources tell the that Schmidt and Google co-founders Sergey Brin and Larry Page have been discussing the transition for around a year.
"Since 2001, Eric has provided us with business and engineering expertise and a clear vision about the future of technology," Page, who is CEO of Alphabet, said in a statement, per Recode.
Assange describes the close ties between Schmidt and then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton: “Not only had Hillary Clinton’s people known that Eric Schmidt’s partner had visited me, but they had also elected to use her as a back channel.” Assange added: “While Wiki Leaks had been deeply involved in publishing the inner archive of the US State Department, the US State Department had, in effect, snuck into the Wiki Leaks command center and hit me up for a free lunch.” Assange described Google’s evolution under Schmidt: “Schmidt’s tenure as CEO saw Google integrate with the shadiest of US power structures as it expanded into a geographically invasive megacorporation…
Long before company founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin hired Schmidt in 2001, their initial research upon which Google was based had been partly funded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).