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Sun May 13, 2018, 04:34 PM

Schiff: Our Intel have warned that ZTE technology and phones pose a major cyber security threat

Our intel agencies say there is a great cybersecurity risk with the use of ZTE technolgy. See comments below from Senators Cotton and Cornyn and Rubio also. Now Trump wants our Commerce Dept to help them?? WTF!!!



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Our intelligence agencies have warned that ZTE technology and phones pose a major cyber security threat. You should care more about our national security than Chinese jobs.













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Really, @potus @realDonaldTrump? You mean the phones the Department of Defense just banned from being sold on bases, because they pose an unacceptable security risk?











By BRENT D. GRIFFITHS

Updated 05/13/2018 03:33 PM EDT


President Donald Trump signaled Sunday he would help a Chinese phone-maker, less than a month after the Commerce Department decided to impose a harsh penalty on the company for lying to investigators about violating U.S. sanctions by selling equipment to Iran and North Korea.


“President Xi of China, and I, are working together to give massive Chinese phone company, ZTE, a way to get back into business, fast,” the president wrote on Twitter. “Too many jobs in China lost. Commerce Department has been instructed to get it done!”

Trump’s Sunday message came as the administration said it could go after European allies if they continue to be involved with Iran.
The president pulled the U.S. out of the Iran nuclear agreement on Tuesday and vowed to re-impose sanctions on Iran, including, possibly, secondary sanctions on companies that do business with the regime.

Later, the president repeated his frequent claim that China has taken advantage of past broader trade negotiations with the U.S.

"But be cool, it will all work out!," Trump concluded.


“Those who flout our economic sanctions, export control laws and any trade regimes will not go unpunished,” Ross said at the time. “They will suffer the harshest of consequences.”


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In an April letter setting out the company’s actions, the Commerce Department said the phone-maker engaged in a “extensive conspiracy,” approved by its then-CEO to evade U.S. laws.

“As a result of the conspiracy, ZTE was able to obtain hundreds of millions of dollars in contracts with and sales from Iranian entities to ship routers, microprocessors, and servers controlled under the Regulations for national security, encryption, regional security, and/or anti-terrorism reasons to Iran,” Richard R. Majauskas, acting assistant secretary of commerce for export enforcement, wrote in the April 15 denial order letter to ZTE.

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In the past, lawmakers and senior government officials have raised questions about ZTE and other Chinese telecommunications companies. Republican Sens. Tom Cotton of Arkansas and Marco Rubio of Florida, and Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn of Texas previously introduced legislation that would ban the U.S. government from using ZTE’s products and would restrict the government from doing business with companies that use ZTE.


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A ZTE office building is pictured in Shanghai on May 3. After repeatedly lying to investigators, the Commerce Department imposed a seven-year ban on U.S. companies from buying or selling ZTE’s products last month. | Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty Images
Trump urges Commerce Dept. to help Chinese company that violated U.S. sanctions

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sun May 13, 2018, 04:41 PM

1. Our WH Press Corps needs to get Sarah Hucksterbee to explain this. nt

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Response to oasis (Reply #1)

Sun May 13, 2018, 06:27 PM

11. What?!

She probably doesn't know enough about it to explain it. Even if she did she would only lie to the reporters and she would insult them while she was at it.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sun May 13, 2018, 04:47 PM

2. America First!!

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sun May 13, 2018, 05:00 PM

3. I'm waiting for a top Dem to suggest maybe Trump has taken lobbying money

from ZTE, or the Chinese has the goods on him too.

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Response to OnDoutside (Reply #3)

Sun May 13, 2018, 05:09 PM

6. Could be the trade-off for China's help with the Korean conflict.

I'm just guessing.

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Response to Sophia4 (Reply #6)

Sun May 13, 2018, 05:13 PM

7. Good point.

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Response to Sophia4 (Reply #6)

Sun May 13, 2018, 06:29 PM

12. Could also be a way to China off his back on tariffs.

He can’t back down on tariffs and save face, so this may be a way to give China something they want. Or it could be that he traded this for rights for the Trump organization to do some future building in China. You can bet there’s some benefit to His Royal Rotundity.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sun May 13, 2018, 05:04 PM

4. Ignorant and dysfunctional as two bags of broken hammers.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sun May 13, 2018, 05:08 PM

5. Is this the quid pro quo for China's help in resolving our conflict with North

Korea???

I have been looking for the quid pro quo deal that facilitated Trump's bargain with North Korea. The whole Korean conflict way back when was really a conflict with China.

I'm just asking. I have no inside knowledge. I'm really just guessing.

It helps to know a little history. I am by no means a historian, but I do remember that the real conflict, the underlying conflict in Korea had something to do with China.

Please correct me if I am wrong.

Is this part of a larger deal, perhaps an informal kind of you scratch my back, and I'll scratch yours?

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sun May 13, 2018, 05:16 PM

8. That's why rump wants it

To continue , it poses a security threat for us, but not for what rump's handlers want. the worse National security threat this country has even known.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sun May 13, 2018, 06:19 PM

9. ZTE must have complimented Orange man.

Which make them fine people just like Russia ???

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sun May 13, 2018, 06:24 PM

10. Donald Trump:讓中國再次偉大?

With that tweet, seems like the country he wants to make great again isn't America.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sun May 13, 2018, 06:48 PM

13. Don't forget, HUAWEI phones are on the CIA, FBI & NSA warning lists too!

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Purchasing a phone made by Chinese company Huawei could expose you to having your information stolen or spying, say the chiefs of the major U.S. intelligence agencies.


As reported by CNBC, the heads of the CIA, FBI and NSA, as well as the director of national intelligence, warned against buying Huawei handsets during a meeting with the Senate Intelligence Committee.
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In response, Huawei issued the following statement:

"Huawei is aware of a range of U.S. government activities seemingly aimed at inhibiting Huawei's business in the U.S. market. Huawei is trusted by governments and customers in 170 countries worldwide and poses no greater cybersecurity risk than any ICT vendor, sharing as we do common global supply chains and production capabilities."

U.S. lawmakers were already pushing a bill that would ban the government from using Huawei and ZTE phones, citing connections between these companies and the Chinese government, but this is the first time that everyday consumers are being warned.



https://www.tomsguide.com/us/huawei-phones-fbi-cia-warning,news-26616.html

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Reply #13)

Sun May 13, 2018, 08:03 PM

15. ZTE was punished for

selling American Technology products to Iran and after being caught and paying a $900 million dollar fine, ZTE paid bonuses to the employees responsible and lied about it.
Huawei is under investigation for secret exports to Iran of the same types of equipment for which ZTE was sanctioned.
Apple products are manufactured in China, just like Huawei and ZTE. This is what the FBI Director actuslly said about ZTE and Huawei.

FBI director Chris Wray echoed those concerns during a hearing Tuesday, stating, “We’re deeply concerned about the risks of allowing any company or entity that is beholden to foreign governments that don’t share our values to gain positions of power inside our telecommunications networks.”

The part about having your information stolen or spying doesn't seem to be in that statement.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sun May 13, 2018, 07:29 PM

14. Trump Appears To Be Telegraphing Part Of Deal With North Korea

Part of giving up the farm in order to get just any deal. He can't come back empty handed. If that means weakening our security, no big deal. November elections weighing heavily as well.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sun May 13, 2018, 08:19 PM

16. i think the whole point of this trade war

is to give himself the power to reward his friends and punish his enemies under a flag of "america first".
what a win/win/win for him.

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Response to mopinko (Reply #16)

Tue May 15, 2018, 01:29 PM

17. i think it's more about what ZTE lobbyists are putting in the idiot's pocket

He understands only dollars he'll make out of it, not complicated ideas like trade war.

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