Eric Schmidt, the executive chairman of Alphabet, Google's parent company, was spotted at Trump Tower on Wednesday before a meeting between President-elect Donald Trump and a number of tech giants.
Schmidt worked directly with Hillary Clinton's campaign on its data effort, the Washington Free Beacon previously reported. Schmidt was also photographed wearing a "staff" badge at a Clinton event on election night.
JUST IN: Alphabet's Eric Schmidt and Larry Page arrive for Trump's tech summit. pic.twitter.com/AJ5o9Bq61m
— CNBC (@CNBC) December 14, 2016
Google's Eric Schmidt and Larry Page reporting for duty at Trump Tower pic.twitter.com/8c4sj773La
— Scott Austin (@ScottMAustin) December 14, 2016
Schmidt and Google executives also have a close relationship with President Obama's administration. Staffers from Google and its affiliates have visited the White House more than 420 times since Obama took office.
Last week, Schmidt helped a Democratic data firm founded by former Obama alumni raise $22 million.