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Trump, Tech Industry Heads Discuss Huawei Licensing Issues

President Trump met with technology industry leaders on Monday to discuss a range of national security issues including plans to ease restrictions on U.S. sales to Huawei, Reuters reported Tuesday. Trump told participants such as the heads of Google and Cisco that the administration will issue “timely licensing decisions” as requested by industry. 

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Trump Directs Intell Community Cooperation on 2016 Election Investigation

President Trump is calling on the intelligence community to “quickly and fully cooperate” with investigations on alleged surveillance operations during the 2016 presidential elections, the White House said Thursday. Trump is directing the community to comply with the attorney general, who is tasked with examining potential cases of election-related interference and will have full and complete authority to declassify information relevant to the investigation. 

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Mattis: ‘We are not winning’ in Afghanistan

Defense Secretary James Mattis stated unequivocally that “we are not winning in Afghanistan” in a Congressional hearing Tuesday. Speaking to members of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Mattis was under fire from Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) who questioned the former four-star general on why Trump’s administration has delayed in its roll-out …

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Report: Jason Miller Declines Appointment as White House Communications Director

Jason Miller, communications director of President-elect Donald Trump’s transition team, has declined his appointment as White House communications director to prioritize his family, Reuters reported Saturday. Emily Stephenson writes Miller said in a statement that his wife is expected to give birth in January and Sean Spicer will assume the responsibilities of the communications …

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