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Representative Ted Lieu, a congressman from Los Angeles County, California, led fourteen other House Democrats on Friday in urging the House Government Oversight Committee to investigate "troubling reports" of President Donald Trump's apparently poor security practices and the potential danger to national security posed by them—including his continued use of an unsecured Android device to post to Twitter, discussion of sensitive information (including nuclear strategy) in the restaurant
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. Trump’s well-documented attachment to the device is, Lieu says, a threat to national security.
Democratic members of Congress are formally asking the House Oversight Committee to look into allegations of lax security practices in the Trump Administration.
“This behavior is more than bad operational security—it is an egregious affront to national security,” reads a letter sent Wednesday to Oversight Committee Chair Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) and Ranking member Elijah Cummings (D-Md.)
President Donald Trump may still beusing an unsecure Android smartphone, much to the chagrin of security professionals and at least one congressman, who is now calling for an investigation into the President’s devices and cybersecurity practices.
It was revealed late last month that President Donald Trump had refused to give up his old Android phone. I pointed out at the time how the president using any non-secure phone was a bad idea, but the gravity of the situation has become apparent since then. More than a dozen members of Congress are now demanding an investigation of Trump's phone usage.
President Trump is still using his trusty old Android phone for early morning tweet storms — and California Congressman Ted Lieu wants to put a stop to it. That’s because consumer-grade Android phones, especially if they’re dated like the one that Trump is reportedly using, can easily be hacked.
In the month since he took office, Donald Trump has refused to drop his Samsung S3 in favor of the standard secured phone. That’s a huge security problem, since conventional phones are vulnerable to any number of outside attacks, and the US president is one of the most valuable intelligence targets in the world.
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