A new batch of Hillary Clinton's infamous emails have appeared on Wikileaks, and among them there's one name that appears a bunch and that's Jared Cohen, director and founder of Google Ideas and previous staff member at the State Department. As CBS 5 notes, Cohen was a close advisor to both Condoleezza Rice and Hillary Clinton before going to Google/Alphabet to become a close advisor to executive chairman Eric Schmidt and serving as an adjunct senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations.
The connection between Google and then Secretary of State Clinton is kind of a pet topic that Wikileaks founder Julian Assange has written about before. Assange describes Cohen as "a fast-talking 'Generation Y' ideas man at State under two US administrations, [and] a courtier from the world of policy think tanks and institutes, poached in his early twenties." Assange has suggested, after personally meeting with Schmidt and Cohen in 2011 while under house arrest, that the pair were engaged in doing "back-channel diplomacy" on behalf of Washington, and specifically for Clinton. And, he says, "Google’s geopolitical aspirations are firmly enmeshed within the foreign-policy agenda of the world’s largest superpower."
Cohen can be found forwarding SF Chronicle articles to Clinton's team back in June 2010, and as CBS 5 shows, discussing a “defection tracker” with Clinton's team in 2012, which would be an online tool to "publicly track and map the defections [from Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s government] in Syria and which parts of the government they are coming from."
A quick search for San Francisco among Clinton's emails yields these results, if you're curious.
In an effort to dispel the many rumors and discussions about impropriety in Clinton's email archive, the Clinton campaign has put together this in-depth FAQ on the topic. Clinton and her team have said that among the 62,320 sent and received emails in her Gmail account, 30,490 of these emails were provided to the State Department, "and the remaining 31,830 were private, personal records."
Meanwhile, as of last fall, Schmidt put together a startup called The Groundwork that Quartz described as "part of efforts by Schmidt... to ensure that Clinton has the engineering talent needed to win the election. And it is one of a series of quiet investments by Schmidt that recognize how modern political campaigns are run." The website for The Groundwork appears now to be dead.