Apple's Tim Cook meets with lawmakers in DC

Apple's Tim Cook meets with lawmakers in DC
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Apple CEO Tim Cook met with lawmakers in Washington, D.C., on Friday to speak on tech issues and reforming the tax code.

Sens. Rob PortmanRobert (Rob) Jones PortmanSchumer blasts 'red flag' gun legislation as 'ineffective cop out' McConnell faces pressure to bring Senate back for gun legislation Shaken Portman urges support for 'red flag' laws after Ohio shooting MORE (R-Ohio), Orrin HatchOrrin Grant HatchTrump to award racing legend Roger Penske with Presidential Medal of Freedom Trump awards Presidential Medal of Freedom to economist, former Reagan adviser Arthur Laffer Second ex-Senate staffer charged in aiding doxxing of GOP senators MORE (R-Utah) and Mark WarnerMark Robert WarnerLawmakers sound alarm on China's disinformation campaign in Hong Kong Facebook users in lawsuit say company failed to warn them of known risks before 2018 breach New intel chief inherits host of challenges MORE (D-Va.) tweeted out pictures with Apple chief executive.

On Thursday night, Cook and Lisa Jackson, Apple's vice president of environment, policy and social initiatives, dined with Trump's daughter Ivanka and her husband Jared Kushner, a senior White House adviser, Politico reported.

In December, the Apple CEO joined other top tech executives in a meeting with Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpDavid Axelrod after Ginsburg cancer treatment: Supreme Court vacancy could 'tear this country apart' EU says it will 'respond in kind' if US slaps tariffs on France Ginsburg again leaves Supreme Court with an uncertain future MORE at Trump Tower, which he defended in an internal memo to Apple employees.

“I think it’s very important to do that because you don’t change things by just yelling,” Cook wrote. “You change things by showing everyone why your way is the best. In many ways, it’s a debate of ideas.”