Transcript of secret meeting between Julian Assange and Google CEO Eric Schmidt (Apr 19 2013) On the 23 of June, 2011 a secret five hour meeting took place between WikiLeaks publisher Julian Assange, who was under house arrest in rural UK at the time and Google CEO Eric Schmidt. Also in attendance was Jared Cohen, a former Secretary of State advisor to Hillary Clinton, Scott Malcomson, Director of Speechwriting for Ambassador Susan Rice at the US State Department and current Communications Director of the International Crisis Group, and Lisa Shields, Vice President of the Council on Foreign Relations. ... [background noise. JC entering] ... Eric Schmidt: This is Jared Cohen, by the way. Jared Cohen: Hi, I'm so sorry we're late. Flight delay and... Julian Assange: Pleased to meet you. Eric Schmidt: Was it United or was it? Jared Cohen: Uh, Delta. Never flying again! Eric Schmidt: Yeah, that's Delta. Lisa Shields: Hi! Julian Assange: Larry? Jared Cohen: Jared. Julian Assange: Jared! Jared. Eric Schmidt: And this is Scott. Scott Malcomson: Nice to meet you! Eric Schmidt: Scott is our editor. Scott Malcomson: Sorry, we're an hour and a half late. Julian Assange: That's alright! Eric Schmidt: We're actually, we could use... Julian Assange: It's a useful day to drive!