Trump's Germany envoy warns countries against using 'untrustworthy' 5G vendors amid Huawei tensions

Trump's Germany envoy warns countries against using 'untrustworthy' 5G vendors amid Huawei tensions
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpOvernight Health Care: US hits 10,000 coronavirus deaths | Trump touts 'friendly' talk with Biden on response | Trump dismisses report on hospital shortages as 'just wrong' | Cuomo sees possible signs of curve flattening in NY We need to be 'One America,' the polling says — and the politicians should listen Barr tells prosecutors to consider coronavirus risk when determining bail: report MORE’s ambassador to Germany warned Sunday against other countries using “untrustworthy” 5G vendors amid the tensions involving Chinese company Huawei.

Ambassador Richard Grenell tweeted that the president called him from Air Force One to tell him to “make clear that any nation who chooses to use an untrustworthy 5G vendor will jeopardize our ability to share Intelligence and information at the highest level.”

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Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiWe need to be 'One America,' the polling says — and the politicians should listen Florida Democrat hits administration over small business loan rollout The Hill's Coronavirus Report: Dybul interview; Boris Johnson update MORE (D-Calif.) and President Trump have both cautioned European countries against using the 5G company, saying China could access company's equipment for cyber espionage and other crimes. The administration has prioritized ensuring Huawei is not utilized by other nations by threatening the U.S. intelligence relationship. 

The warnings come after the United Kingdom announced Huawei would be used in “periphery” portions of its networks last month. U.S. lawmakers have since worried about the relationship between the U.S. and U.K. being at risk.

Huawei has denied the company cooperates with China’s intelligence services, but U.S. officials say the company can access mobile phone networks through “backdoors” and would be inclined to help the Chinese government.

The U.S. brought additional charges against the company last week of conspiring and using deception to steal trade secrets and U.S. technologies. The company has previously been charged with stealing intellectual property, wire fraud and obstruction of justice. 

Huawei declined to comment.