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as informed in If the reports are true about Trump using his unsecured, aging handset, then the handset might be a serious liability.
To make things worse, reports also note that the president received a safe smartphone to replace his personal device, but he doesn’t seem to be using it.
That’s apparently his own unsecured handset, which he shouldn’t be touching in the first place.
Worse, he reportedly uses an old Galaxy S3 phone to do it.
The “national security risks of compromising a smartphone used by a senior government official, such as the President of the United States, are considerable,” they rightly point out.
as informed in California Democratic Congressman Ted Lieu on Friday asked the House Oversight Committee to launch an investigation into President Donald Trump’s use of an insecure Android smartphone.
But that phone reportedly lacks many basic functions.
That almost certainly includes President Trump’s favorite mobile app, Twitter.
According to Congressman Lieu, the President’s apparent indifference to that possibility amounts to an “egregious affront to national security.”This story originally appeared on Fortune.com.
Trump’s well-documented attachment to the device is, Lieu says, a threat to national security.
Remember the unsecured Android handset that newly minted President Trump gave up, but then apparently didn’t actually give up?
Today, however, the story is rearing its head yet again, as California Congressman Ted Lieu has proposed an investigation into stories that report Trump is still using his unsecured Android handset (an old Samsung Galaxy S3, apparently), executive security be damned.
Things had seemingly gone silent on that front as the world took some time out to focus on the rest of the deluge of insanity that is politics in 2017.
“We would remind the Chairmen of Congressional Republicans’ concerns over the use of private email by Secretary Clinton,” the letter states, adding that “a public hearing is required to ensure the security of such communications as well as the adequacy of record keeping procedures as required under federal law.”Featured Image: Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post/Getty Images
Rep. Lieu has requested that the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hold an investigative hearing into the reports that the president is “is jeopardizing national security by egregiously failing to implement commonsense security measures across the board.”A press release tied to the letter also makes reference to reports about Trump talking nuclear strategy at a dinner table in Mar-a-Lago.