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March 8, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – This week, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) sent a letter to Rob Joyce, Cybersecurity Coordinator for the National Security Council, about the Administration’s recently released Vulnerabilities Equities Policies and Process (VEP), the NSC’s official guidance for the decisionmaking process regarding disclosure of cybersecurity vulnerabilities to the public.

March 7, 2018 In The News

Western countries need to go beyond simply acknowledging that Russian propaganda is a problem and begin countering disinformation campaigns, according to a new report released Wednesday by the Washington-based think tank the Atlantic Council.

March 6, 2018 In The News

Reps. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) and Joaquin Castro (D-Texas) are pressing Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on why the State Department has not yet spent any of the $120 million it has been allocated to combat foreign efforts to meddle in U.S. elections.

March 6, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressmen Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) and Joaquin Castro (D-TX) urged Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to explain why the State Department has not used any of the resources Congress allocated with bipartisan support in 2017 to counter foreign propaganda designed to influence elections and undermine democracies. In the letter, the Congressmen ask the Secretary why State has not enacted Congress’s bipartisan directive to address foreign disinformation campaigns.

In the letter, the Members write:

March 2, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) and Congresswoman Kathleen Rice (D-NY) requested that FBI Director Christopher Wray open an investigation into two questionable payments made by President Trump’s longtime associates during the election. Just before the election, President Trump’s longtime personal lawyer Michael Cohen made a $130,000 payment to Stephanie Clifford, who allegedly had an affair with President Trump, as a way to buy her silence.

February 28, 2018 In The News

Jared Kushner should be very nervous. Rather than take heat for protecting his son-in-law, President Trump left the disposition of Kushner’s security clearance up to White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly. On Tuesday, Kelly dealt Kushner a humiliating setback. The Post reports:

February 27, 2018 Press Release

Washington, D.C. - Today, following news reports that President Trump’s son-in-law, Jared Kushner, and other White House aides working under interim security clearances will have their clearances downgraded over outstanding security concerns, Representative Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee, and Representatives Ted Lieu (D-CA) and Jamie Raskin (D-MD) issued the following joint statement: 

February 20, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) led eight Members of Congress in sending a second letter asking Senior White House Advisor Jared Kushner to explain whether he has used his position to seek financial bailouts for 666 Fifth Avenue, a property owned by Kushner Cos.

February 16, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D – Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after the Justice Department’s Special Counsel announced the indictment of 13 Russians implicated in a wide-ranging scheme to interfere with the 2016 election. 

February 15, 2018 Press Release

WASHINGTON- Today, Congressman Ted W. Lieu (D-Los Angeles County) issued the following statement after it was reported that FBI Director Christopher Wray discussed the counterintelligence threat of Chinese nationals in the U.S. academic sector during a Senate Intelligence Committee hearing.

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