Google CEO Caught Funneling Money To Biden’s White House Employees
- March 29, 2022
Jeff Miller, The Republic Brief
According to a report published on Monday, the former head of Google denied channeling money through his foundation into the White House science office.
Eric Schmidt stepped down from his position as the CEO at Alphabet, Google’s parent company, in 2020. He now serves on the boards of many tech companies, including several that deal with artificial intelligence (AI). AI policy is formulated and funding is directed toward the technology by the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OTSP).
‘It’s telling that the downfall of the head of OSTP came not from the apparent ethics violations but from allegedly mistreating those who attempted to blow the whistle. The revolving door between government service and powerful private interests is one reason the American public’s trust in its government is at an all time low. But it looks as though, rather than reform, OSTP may have made it worse by creating a situation in which they replaced the revolving door with a breezeway, eliminating structural barriers between the two,’ according to Protect the Public’s Trust director Michael Chamberlain.