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Jobs did serve on Bush export council, government confirms

updated 10:35 am EST, Fri February 10, 2012

Also had top secret clearance in Pixar era

The US Commerce Department has confirmed that Steve Jobs did in fact serve on the President's Export Council during the George Bush Sr. administration, according to the Associated Press. This week the FBI published a 191-page file on Jobs from 1991, dealing mainly with a background investigation for an appointment to the Council. The AP remarks that Export Council members are unpaid, and meet a minimum of twice a year.

FINS observes that another piece of information in the FBI file is that Jobs once had Top Secret clearance from the Department of Defense. The clearance was related to work at Pixar, and lasted from November 1988 until July 1990. Pixar would eventually be sold to Disney in 2006, with Jobs becoming the latter company's most powerful individual shareholder.

Much of the attention surrounding Jobs' FBI file has been focused on the people interviewed for the background check, some of whom had harsh words about the Apple co-founder. "Several individuals questioned Mr. Jobs' honesty stating that Mr. Jobs will twist the truth and distort reality in order to achieve his goals," one part of the file reads. Other sections recount allegations of Jobs having "questionable" morals and ethics.




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