Tucker EXCLUSIVE: Email Reveals Google Exec's Effort to Help Hillary Clinton in 2016
Carlson: 'Google tried to get Hillary Clinton elected.'
In an exclusive report Monday night, Tucker Carlson said that a newly revealed email from inside Google shows the tech giant was biased for Hillary Clinton and against Donald Trump during the 2016 election.
Carlson said the email -- obtained exclusively by "Tucker Carlson Tonight" -- shows that a senior Google employee deployed the company's resources to increase voter turnout in ways that she thought would help the Clinton campaign.
Carlson said the November 9, 2016, email came from Eliana Murillo, Google's former head of multicultural marketing, and it was subsequently forwarded by two Google vice presidents to more staffers throughout the company.
"In her email, Murillo touts Google's multifaceted efforts to boost Hispanic turnout in the election," Carlson said. "She knows that Latinos voted in record-breaking numbers, especially in states like Florida, Nevada, and Arizona."
Carlson reported that Murillo said that Arizona was a "key state for us," and bragged that the company used its power to ensure that millions of people saw certain hashtags and social media impressions, with the goal of influencing their behavior during the election.
He said the email also allegedly states, "[Google] supported partners like Voto Latino to pay for rides to the polls in key states," describing the assistance as a "silent donation" and adding that Google helped Voto Latino create ad campaigns to promote those rides.
Carlson said at the end of her email, Murillo makes it clear that Google was working to get Clinton elected:
Ultimately, after all was said and done, the Latino community did come out to vote, and completely surprised us. We never anticipated 29% of Latinos would vote for Trump. No one did. If you see a Latino Googler in the office, please give them a smile. They are probably hurting right now. You can rest assured that the Latinos of these blue states need your thoughts and prayers for them and their families. I had planned a vacation and thought I would be taking the time to celebrate. Now it will be time to reflect on how to continue to support my community through these difficult times.
"Google tried to get Hillary elected. They failed, this time," Carlson said.
The show reached out to Google, and the company did not deny that the email was real, instead saying that the activities the email described were either nonpartisan or were not taken officially by the company.
Carlson disagreed, arguing that plenty of people within Google knew what was going on, and there's no evidence that anyone disapproved of it or tried to reign it in.
"Two years later, Google is more powerful than it's ever been, and the left has increasingly become radical in what it is willing to do regain political power," Carlson said. "What could Google be doing this election cycle to support its preferred candidates? What could they do in 2020?"
Google drew anger from senators last week for not sending any of its top executives to a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing on election interference. Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg and Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey appeared before the committee, but the committee decided to leave a chair empty for Google after the company only offered to send its top lawyer.
"I’m deeply disappointed that Google – one of the most influential digital platforms in the world – chose not to send its own top corporate leadership to engage this committee," said ranking Democrat Mark Warner.
Watch the exclusive "Tucker Carlson Tonight" report above.