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Trump Declares Network Security A 'National Emergency'

Law360 (May 15, 2019, 5:00 PM EDT) -- President Donald Trump declared foreign intrusions against U.S. communications networks a national emergency on Wednesday and empowered the federal government to block risky business deals in a move that will heighten the White House's tensions with China and its telecom giants.

Amid trade tensions with China, President Donald Trump issued an order Wednesday that would let the U.S. block telecommunications imports deemed threats to national security. Above, Trump speaks during a meeting between the two governments in December. (AP)

In a long-anticipated step, Trump inked an executive order that will allow the U.S. Department of Commerce to block transactions that involve...

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