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Trump signs order to protect U.S. networks from foreign espionage, appears to target China
Washington Post ^ | May 15, 2019 | Ellen Nakashima and Josh Dawsey

Posted on 05/15/2019 2:29:09 PM PDT by Innovative

Amid a deepening trade war with China, President Trump on Wednesday declared a “national emergency” to protect U.S. communications networks in a move that gives the federal government broad powers to bar American companies from doing business with certain foreign suppliers — including the Chinese firm Huawei.

Trump declared the emergency in the form of an executive order that says foreign adversaries are exploiting vulnerabilities in U.S. telecommunications technology and services. It points to economic and industrial espionage as areas of particular concern.

“The President has made it clear that this Administration will do what it takes to keep America safe and prosperous, and to protect America from foreign adversaries who are actively and increasingly creating and exploiting vulnerabilities in information and communications technology infrastructure and services in the United States,” White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said in a statement.

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: apple; boycotts; china; espionage; huawei; networks; oneplus; samsung; sanctions; tariffs; trade; trump; trumpsecurity
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Good. This is important. It was about time.
1 posted on 05/15/2019 2:29:09 PM PDT by Innovative
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CLICK

2 posted on 05/15/2019 2:31:58 PM PDT by onyx
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To: Innovative

Excellent.


3 posted on 05/15/2019 2:32:17 PM PDT by Track9 (I mess up the bell curve.)
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To: Innovative

Trump is the greatest strategic mastermind in 200years.

No one else can keep us safe


4 posted on 05/15/2019 2:34:25 PM PDT by WashingtonFire (We stand for God, For Country and for Trump)
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To: Innovative

Including scam phone calls/messages. Don’t we have enough scammers in the US not to import them from China? :(


5 posted on 05/15/2019 2:34:40 PM PDT by malach (We live in interesting times.)
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5G!
Trump, Apple and Qualcomm have united to fight China


6 posted on 05/15/2019 2:38:24 PM PDT by Zathras
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Excellent


7 posted on 05/15/2019 2:39:32 PM PDT by EnglishOnly (eWFight all out to win OR get out now. .)
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Mr. President .... Please target the downtown government run hacker’s building in the recent city they moved to please. A half dozen cruisers would be fair


8 posted on 05/15/2019 2:39:57 PM PDT by no-to-illegals (Liberals, Rinos, moslems, illegals, lamestream media. All want Americfa to fail and die)
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To: Innovative

Excellent news.


9 posted on 05/15/2019 2:41:23 PM PDT by SharpRightTurn (Chuck Schumer--giving pond scum everywhere a bad name.)
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“declared a “national emergency” “

When will a Leftist judge assert the right to countermand this emergency?


10 posted on 05/15/2019 3:00:35 PM PDT by Regulator
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It’s not showing up here just yet, but this is a handy link...

https://www.federalregister.gov/presidential-documents/executive-orders/donald-trump/2019

~Easy


11 posted on 05/15/2019 3:04:47 PM PDT by EasySt (Say not this is the truth, but so it seems to me to be, as I see this thing I think I see #KAG)
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To: malach

Already today alone we had 6 telemarketers call our house..Unavailable is the WORST, gets through but we dont pick up


12 posted on 05/15/2019 3:26:19 PM PDT by Sarah Barracuda
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I worked for a medical device company

We had a piece of equipment made ONLY in china that we needed, to do some work on the production line.

The software had so many spyware applications and hidden viruses coded that we had to remove that computer from the network and run it stand-alone... with huge warning stickers on it NEVER to connect it to the network.

They are doing this everywhere.


13 posted on 05/15/2019 3:46:10 PM PDT by Mr. K (No consequence of repealing obamacare is worse than obamacare itself.)
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There are people out there who think President Trump is mentally unstable.

I don’t know anything about that. I have never met Donald J. Trump.

But I do know this: This is the sanest thing I have seen in 40 years.

President Trump has just told the Communists that This Capitalist Will Not Sell You the Rope with Which You Will Hang Us.

My new tagline.


14 posted on 05/15/2019 6:12:46 PM PDT by rlmorel (Trump to China: This Capitalist Will Not Sell You the Rope with Which You Will Hang Us.)
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To: WashingtonFire
All of this in just over two years despite very little help from Republicans, a coup being attempted, impeachment being shouted from the Dems and Media hundreds of times a day, and people in the government trying to subvert him at every step:
  • Building a wall, securing the borders.

  • Withdrawing from the Paris Climate Accords.

  • Getting the economy back to where it should be.

  • Renegotiating terrible trade deals.

  • Withdrawing from the Iran Nuclear Deal.

  • Tax cuts.

  • Getting conservatives on the courts.

  • Laying the groundwork to repeal Roe vs. Wade.

  • Freeing the Energy Sector in the USA.

  • Moving the US Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem.

  • Bringing the Chinese to task for their predatory trade practices.

  • Withdrawing from the United Nations United Postal Union scam. (I know, not done yet, but this is coming)

  • Shutting down and open spigot of military and industrial technology to China.

President Donald J. Trump is on par or better than Ronald Reagan. There, I said it. And Reagan was one of the greatest Presidents in the history of this country.

Just imagine how great things would be if even a quarter of the people trying to bring him down decided to help and make this country into what it should be.

15 posted on 05/15/2019 6:30:31 PM PDT by rlmorel (Trump to China: This Capitalist Will Not Sell You the Rope with Which You Will Hang Us.)
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Yes. Donald Trump is beyond extraordinary...how lucky we are that he stepped up to the plate!


16 posted on 05/15/2019 7:47:39 PM PDT by Aria
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Praise God (YHVH)!


17 posted on 05/15/2019 8:44:36 PM PDT by veracious (UN=OIC=Islam ; USAgov may be radically changed, just amend USConstitution)
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Yep - and it gave him the FReedom to delay the auto tariffs for a while w/o losing his leverage...hitting Huawei has things roiling.


18 posted on 05/16/2019 4:26:10 AM PDT by trebb (Don't howl about illegal leeches while not donating to FR - it's hypocritical.)
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Now he should sign a bill declaring that companies who go out and data mine your public records and your private records should discontinue the practice as they do in Europe. Type in a name find out everything you need to know at a touch of the button. At least make the criminals work for it but Gathering all the information and posting it out there for everyone to see is a practice that is going to harm people in the short and long-term.


19 posted on 05/16/2019 6:00:31 AM PDT by Clutch Martin (The trouble ain't that there is too many fools, but that the lightning ain't distributed right.)
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China is probably a key player pushing the propaganda to divide America as well. It wouldn’t surprise me.


20 posted on 05/16/2019 9:20:16 AM PDT by KnightCrusader
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