The council is made up of CEOs from Silicon Valley's most prominent companies, as well as over a dozen White House officials.
The embattled CEO of Uber Travis Kalanick cut ties with the White House in an attempt to reduce public criticism. Currently, he said, government tech is outdated and redundant, especially when compared to the private sector.
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Gingrich also said Trump had phoned him Monday night, and left him with the impression that Mueller's job isn't on the line. It's hard to say how much credibility should be attached to Christopher Ruddy's remark on PBS and later on CNN.
Vice President Mike Pence is expected to join in some of the working sessions, and President Donald Trump will meet with the group once the sessions have finished, in order to hear some of their ideas.
"It turns out that federal agencies collectively operate 6,100 data centers, the vast majority of which can be consolidated and migrated to the Cloud, something a lot of you know a lot about", Kushner said. Facebook FB.O CEO Mark Zuckerberg was invited but could not attend because of a conflict, the company said.
Apple CEO Tim Cook will likely address issues like immigration and encryption Monday during his White House meeting for "Technology Week", Axios reported. The members of the council include Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, the secretary of Defense, the secretary of Commerce, the secretary of Homeland Security, the director of national intelligence, the director of the Office of Management and Budget, and the US chief technology officer.
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Ruddy said the ethics behind Mueller's presence are concerning considering how he was appointed to be special counsel. On May 17, Gingrich tweeted that Mueller was a "superb choice" for special counsel.
Despite being largely against Trump's positions at the time, there was at least a cautious sense they might be able to work together on issues such as cyber security and job creation. In 2015, hackers exposed the personal information of 22 million people from USA government databases.
"This is really safe ground", says Stewart Verdery, a lobbyist with Monument Policy Group, which works with Amazon and Microsoft. But so far, the White House has indicated that it does not consider the situation to be urgent.
After Trump chose to withdraw from the Paris climate accords, many tech leaders took the decision to withdraw them from the White House's various advisory councils. White House officials said the dispute had little impact and that they had to turn away tech leaders from Monday's event because of lack of space.
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The Arsenal forward's dinked cross was met by Vidal, whose powerful header gave him a 23rd goal for his country. Vargas continued to see chances come and go, with his latest effort being deflected behind for a corner.