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White House Looks To Mitigate Trump's ZTE Reversal Fallout

Law360 (May 14, 2018, 3:01 PM EDT) -- President Donald Trump’s apparent decision to spare Chinese telecom giant ZTE Corp. after its Iran and North Korean sanctions violations sent the White House into damage control mode Monday as it stressed that the U.S. Department of Commerce would be making an “independent” decision on the matter.

Mere weeks after ZTE was effectively barred from purchasing from U.S. suppliers after it lied to the government and violated the terms of its $892 million sanctions settlement last year, Trump took to his Twitter account on Sunday and...
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