“In one of the WikiLeaks-published Podesta emails allegedly detailing the inner workings of of the Hillary Clinton election campaign, Apple CEO Tim Cook was mentioned as an early possibility for Vice President and was included in a list with Bill Gates, Melinda Gates, and Michael Bloomberg,” Mike Wuerthele reports for AppleInsider.

“The email was allegedly sent by Clinton staffer John Podesta as a first draft of potential, and un-vetted, vice presidential candidates,” Wuerthele reports. “At the time of the email, said to be March 17, 2016, the campaign claimed to be “prepared to execute non-disclosure agreements with anyone we involve.”

Tim Cook (left), Apple’s chief, and John Podesta, after an event Mr. Cook held for Hillary Clinton in August. (Photo:  Aaron P. Bernstein/Reuters)

Tim Cook (left), Apple’s chief, and John Podesta, after an event Mr. Cook held for Hillary Clinton in August. (Photo: Aaron P. Bernstein/Reuters)

“In the same released batch of e-mails, Cook was criticized for his lack of political acumen when dealing with the U.S. government regarding the San Bernardino iPhone 5c encryption issue,” Wuerthele reports. “Cook has held fundraising events for both the Clinton election campaign, as well as one for Republican Speaker of the House Paul Ryan.”

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