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Several members of President Biden’s White House staff have ties to companies with major stakes in the administration’s positions on cybersecurity, antitrust and other policy areas, new federal disclosures show.
- National security adviser Jake Sullivan, a former campaign aide to Hillary Clinton, served on an advisory council for Microsoft from 2017 through May of last year.
- Susan Rice, who leads the White House Domestic Policy Council, listed assets of at least $37.9 million. The former Obama administration national security adviser and United Nations ambassador resigned in mid-December as a member of the board of directors at Netflix Inc
- Biden administration’s coronavirus czar, Jeff Zients, who reported assets of at least $89 million, served on Facebook’s board of directors
- Louisa Terrell, the White House director of legislative affairs, who reported assets of at least $680,000, previously served as Facebook’s public-policy director.
Biden White House’s Ties to Big Tech Are Detailed in New Disclosures
National security adviser Jake Sullivan served on an advisory council for Microsoft last year
By: Chad Day, Wall Street Journal, March20, 2021:
WASHINGTON—Several members of President Biden’s White House staff have ties to companies with major stakes in the administration’s positions on cybersecurity, antitrust and other policy areas, new federal disclosures show.
Among the companies that appear in financial records released Saturday for some senior White House staff are Microsoft Corp. , which is working with the administration on the fallout from two big cyberattacks in recent months, and Facebook Inc., which is facing a federal antitrust lawsuit and congressional scrutiny over how it moderates content on its platform.
The disclosures, which the White House made available on request through an online portal, detail staff members’ and their spouses’ assets, stock portfolios, income, nongovernmental positions and debts for 2020 through when they joined government service this year.
Some of the ties might pose an early test of how the Biden administration is interpreting its ethics pledge, which mandates that appointees commit to not participating in any matter “involving specific parties that is directly and substantially related to my former employer or former clients, including regulations and contracts.” As of Saturday, the White House said no waivers to the administration’s ethics pledge have been issued for White House staff………
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