The life of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs has been picked over extensively since his death in October from complications related to pancreatic cancer. Countless news articles, obituaries, remembrances, and, of course, Walter Isaacson’s biography followed in the immediate wake of his passing. Now comes some insight from a more unusual source—the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
The FBI launched an investigation of Jobs in February 1991, when he was recommended by then-President George H.W. Bush for an appointment to the President’s Export Council, an advisory committee on international trade. (Jobs did serve on the council during Bush’s presidency, according to the Associated Press.) The bureau released notes on its background investigation on Thursday thanks to a Freedom Of Information Act (FOIA) request filed the day after Jobs died by Michael Morisy, co-founder of MuckRock, a site that facilitates FOIA filings. The 191-page file is available via Muckrock’s Web site.
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