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FBI file: Steve Jobs was considered for govt post
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In the FBI documents released Thursday, many of those who knew Jobs praised him, speaking highly of Jobs‘ character and integrity and asserting that he always conducted his business dealings in a reputable manner. They recommended him for a post during the George H.W. Bush administration.
The 1991 interviews were part of a background check for an appointment to the President’s Export Council.
Export council members serve in an unpaid capacity and meet at least twice a year, advising the president on trade policy.
Another interview subject described Jobs to the FBI as a deceptive person _ someone who was not totally forthright and honest and as having a tendency to distort reality in order to achieve his goals.
The ex-business associate said he had not received stock that would have made him a wealthy man and that he felt bitter toward Jobs and felt alienated from him.
One person told the FBI that Jobs had a child out of wedlock and basically abandoned the mother and their daughter. The interview subject added that more recently Jobs had been supportive of them. Jobs publicly acknowledged his out-of-wedlock child.
Another interview subject told an agent that Jobs used illegal drugs, including marijuana and LSD, while in college. Jobs also publicly acknowledged drug use as a young adult.
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