Apple CEO Tim Cook was on early list of potential VP candidates for Hillary Clinton campaign

“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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MacDailyNews Take: No, we need Tim right where he is!


  1. MDN, we agree completely, but you still got the reasons wrong.
    If you support Cook due to his abilities, you want him in government. It goes like this God, Family, Country…, Pets,…,Sports Team…., Rock Band…., hang nail…., Apple,….

  2. Based on the link, that initial list was VERY long and had lots of unlikely names, in addition to Tim Cook (including GM CEO Mary Barra, Michael Bloomberg, the CEO of Xerox, Bill AND Melinda Gates(?), the CEO of Coca-Cola and the CEO of Starbucks, Howard Schultz).

    As the article states, the vast majority of candidates suggested to Clinton were political figures.

    Like most of the WikiLeaks dump of Podesta’s email, there’s really not that much new or startling here. I’m sure the initial list of possible GOP running mates was just as long…

    1. Yeah, but Comey is a Republican, or is he secret Democrat throwing the election to Hillary just like Donald Trump is?

      Call up Ryan. We need to spend millions of tax dollars to get to the bottom of this conspiracy.

  3. Vice president of the criminal Hillary Clinton. So when Tim found out who she really is he would be “suicided”. Everybody has to be careful with those Clintons. Remember Vince Foster and so many people dead around them.

  4. When the headline mentioned Hillary Clinton, I was certain that we were going to see 150+ comments, reflecting current campaign slugfest in America. And yet, 12 messages total!

    There is hope for MDN, after all…..

  5. I wish he would concentrate on more Macs and Professional Software updates and less on his personal politics. Hope Oct. 27 is good. Heaven knows we all have been waiting far to long and it is getting very tiring.

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