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Fri Jul 20, 2018, 04:42 PM

Senate Republicans drop bid to block Trump from helping Chinese telecom giant ZTE

Source: Washington Post

By Erica Werner
July 20 at 3:20 PM

Senate Republicans have dropped their attempt to reimpose U.S. sanctions on the Chinese telecommunications giant ZTE, lawmakers said Friday, a victory for President Trump as congressional Republicans abandoned a rare effort to thwart his agenda.

The retreat means ZTE, a company found guilty of selling U.S. goods to Iran in violation of sanctions, will duck Commerce Department penalties that bar U.S. companies from doing business with it. U.S. and Chinese officials had said those penalties would effectively put ZTE out of business.

Trump had ordered his own Commerce Department to lift the penalties as part of a broader negotiating strategy with Chinese President Xi Jinping, but senators voted to reimpose them as part of a sweeping defense policy bill they passed last month.

But the House version of the defense bill did not include the same provision. And senators have now decided to leave it out of the final compromise bill, agreeing to language advanced by the House instead. The House language bars U.S. government agencies and contractors from doing business with ZTE, but allows the company to continue doing business with private U.S. firms.

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Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/senate-republicans-cave-to-trump-on-deal-with-chinese-telecom-giant-zte/2018/07/20/28ae5820-8c3f-11e8-8aea-86e88ae760d8_story.html

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Reply Senate Republicans drop bid to block Trump from helping Chinese telecom giant ZTE (Original post)
Eugene Jul 2018 OP
sandensea Jul 2018 #1
sakabatou Jul 2018 #2
guillaumeb Jul 2018 #3
ananda Jul 2018 #4
guillaumeb Jul 2018 #5
keithbvadu2 Jul 2018 #9
Honeycombe8 Jul 2018 #14
Guy Whitey Corngood Jul 2018 #19
Honeycombe8 Jul 2018 #20
Guy Whitey Corngood Jul 2018 #21
Honeycombe8 Jul 2018 #23
Guy Whitey Corngood Jul 2018 #25
beachbum bob Jul 2018 #6
keithbvadu2 Jul 2018 #10
keithbvadu2 Jul 2018 #11
Achilleaze Jul 2018 #7
bucolic_frolic Jul 2018 #8
Midnight Writer Jul 2018 #12
turbinetree Jul 2018 #13
Name removed Jul 2018 #15
BadGimp Jul 2018 #16
Qutzupalotl Jul 2018 #17
SunSeeker Jul 2018 #18
Firestorm49 Jul 2018 #22
truthisfreedom Jul 2018 #24

Response to Eugene (Original post)

Fri Jul 20, 2018, 04:43 PM

1. Incestvanka must have gotten another billion or two from Beijing.

Ka-ching.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Fri Jul 20, 2018, 04:45 PM

2. Cowards

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Fri Jul 20, 2018, 04:54 PM

3. Jeff Flake, Susan Collins, Lindsey Graham, John McCain,

where are all of the principled conservatives?

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Response to guillaumeb (Reply #3)

Fri Jul 20, 2018, 04:55 PM

4. principled conservative seems like an oxymoron these days

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Response to ananda (Reply #4)

Fri Jul 20, 2018, 04:57 PM

5. Principal is their only principle. eom

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Response to guillaumeb (Reply #5)

Fri Jul 20, 2018, 05:24 PM

9. OUCH!

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Response to guillaumeb (Reply #3)

Fri Jul 20, 2018, 05:56 PM

14. It takes more than 4 to sway anything in the House.

To be fair, it's hard to go against the majority in your own party. What if 4 reps went against Pelosi? Why would they, if there is no chance of succeeding?

You have to pick your battles.

But it shows that Trump owns the majority of Rushpublishans in the House.

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Reply #14)

Fri Jul 20, 2018, 07:56 PM

19. First of all, none of those people are in the House. Second senators

could put pressure on McConnell to bring this up. And 3rd, fuck party. These jackasses are always talking about "national security, blah, blah, blah..". Well guess what. This is about national security.

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Response to Guy Whitey Corngood (Reply #19)

Sat Jul 21, 2018, 02:48 AM

20. I misspoke. I meant Senate. I of course know that McCain & Collins, etc., are Senators.

I know we're anti-Republican, but just pointing out the double standard. You can't legitimately blame just four Senators, who have been the only ones to vote against Trump at any time, for being responsible for any bill passing because they didn't oppose it.

Following your logic, McCain should have voted to repeal Obamacare & replace it with the skinny bill...since it's all the same to you. No difference between McCain and McConnell.

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Reply #20)

Sat Jul 21, 2018, 09:50 AM

21. The Sanctimony Caucus sure as shit gets a lot of the blame for where

we are. McCain gets somewhat of a pass given his condition. But also given the fact that he has nothing to lose. He could've easily quit the fascist party months ago and caucused with the Democrats. Since he's known before most the kind of traitor that's sitting in the White House.
And no I'm not sure you understand how the Senate and the House work. Because then you'd know how much one single senator can gun up the works if the wanted to. Like the late Jim Jeffords did.
As for the rest of that word salad. I'm not even gonna bother.

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Response to Guy Whitey Corngood (Reply #21)

Sat Jul 21, 2018, 04:21 PM

23. Caucused with the Democrats? What are you talking about?

Should Pelosi caucus with the Repubilcans?

Be realistic. Those four have no more power than the Democrats. THEY are not in charge. THEY don't belong to the group that has the power. THEY have done SOME of what they can, when they want or don't want something to pass. THEY ARE REPUBLICANS. They are not against tax cuts and such. They WANT to repeal or revise Obamacare, if something is in place to replace it.

Holding some of the Republicans who DO have the strength of character to speak up, when almost no one else does, shows that you just are against Republicans, period. No matter what they do or don't do. You make no distinction between McConnell and McCain.

So that ends any reasonable discussion on the matter.

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Response to Honeycombe8 (Reply #23)

Sat Jul 21, 2018, 04:56 PM

25. Yeah they could switch any fucking time they wanted to and it's been done

before. But since you don't seem to understand the difference between House and Senate. This all seems like a waste of time. You wanna make excuses for these fuckers while seemingly being unaware of historical precedent. Knock yourself out. The republican party has become a rancid piece of dog shit. If your ads still can't see that. It's too damn bad. I've been accused of much worse. By better informed people.

I'll say it one last time. Jim "Muthafucking" Jeffords......

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Fri Jul 20, 2018, 04:57 PM

6. could be a campaign issue in key races

 

where job losses have or are happening and GOP/trump bailing out chinese. Would make an effective 30 sec tv ad

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Response to beachbum bob (Reply #6)

Fri Jul 20, 2018, 05:27 PM

10. ...works wonders to make America protect Chinese jobs.

UPDATED: Trump pledges to help Chinese phonemaker ZTE 'get back into business'

https://www.democraticunderground.com/10142058783

ZTE, a company involved in hacking American cyber security.


A $500 million loan to Trump related projects works wonders to make America protect Chinese jobs.

Too bad our coal miners did not think of that.

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #10)

Fri Jul 20, 2018, 05:29 PM

11. Donald: "Too many jobs in China lost."

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Fri Jul 20, 2018, 04:57 PM

7. #RepublicanSurrender

#ShanghaiSurrender (R)
#HelsinkiSurrender (R)
#ZTEsurrender (R)

repubes are good at appeasement, and weakening America's economic power and security. So that's something - something deplorable.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Fri Jul 20, 2018, 05:05 PM

8. This might get revisited anytime Trump leaves office

If we can undo the Iran deal, we can renegotiate this type of stuff too

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Fri Jul 20, 2018, 05:37 PM

12. TrumpWinning

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Fri Jul 20, 2018, 05:53 PM

13. Why am I not surprised...................traitors enabling a traitor...............

a phone that can be eavesdropped and opened without the user knowledge, by a Communist owed company.......

Anyone tell these elected officials that the chips in the phones are communist made..............

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Fri Jul 20, 2018, 07:16 PM

16. The GOP is now The #PartyOfPutin

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Fri Jul 20, 2018, 07:43 PM

17. Hey Jared, I bought you a phone.

First of its kind. Why donít you take it everywhere you go. Youíre welcome.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Fri Jul 20, 2018, 07:50 PM

18. America first!

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Sat Jul 21, 2018, 10:36 AM

22. Ah, what balls they haven't.

Gutless, complicit cowards - each and every one of them.
And by the way, good luck to all of us at the mid-terms.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Sat Jul 21, 2018, 04:25 PM

24. Cowardly treason weasels

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