A secretive technology company founded by 2020 presidential hopeful Michael Bloomberg is said to have made false claims to potential hires about its relationship with the Democratic National Committee (DNC).
CNBC reported today:
NEW: Mike Bloomberg's tech firm Hawkfish falsely told potential hires it would be the 'primary' tech platform for the DNC. Just days after Bloomberg announced his run for president, the DNC notified the firm that the claim was "incorrect and misleading." https://t.co/4eq4ndzsWb
— Brian Schwartz (@schwartzbCNBC) December 31, 2019
During the week Mike Bloomberg announced his run for president in November, a technology company he founded was reaching out to potential recruits through an outside firm, saying it would be the “primary platform” for the Democratic National Committee.
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The firm, Hawkfish LLC, is the main digital agency and technology service for the former New York mayor’s campaign for president, as CNBC first reported. Yet it has no current or planned role with the DNC in the 2020 election cycle, according to a Bloomberg aide and a DNC official.
On Nov. 27, three days after Bloomberg officially launched his bid for the White House, the DNC told Hawkfish that the pitches were misleading, according to the DNC official, spokesman Daniel Wessel.
In a statement to CNBC, Wessel said the DNC previously notified Hawkfish that its recruitment emails were “incorrect and misleading” and that the tech firm later admitted to sending inaccurate pitches to possible hires. Michael Frazier, a spokesman for Bloomberg’s campaign, told CNBC that the recruitment scripts were corrected on December 2nd.
The campaign is reportedly pinning the blame on Hawkfish, who hired talent recruiting firm Andiamo Partners to send out recruitment letters through LinkedIn. They said the recruiting firm “mistakenly” thought Hawkfish was doing business with the DNC, said CNBC.
“The recruiting company mistook support for Democratic causes as Hawkfish working under contract with the DNC, which isn’t the case,” the Bloomberg campaign said.Don't forget to Like Godfather Politics on Facebook and Twitter, and visit our friends at RepublicanLegion.com.
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