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The Chinese telecom giant Huawei is hiring Washington lobbyist Tony Podesta – the brother of former top Obama aide John Podesta – in an effort to help improve its ties with the Biden administration, Politico reported.
Podesta, who Politico reports will serve as an all-purpose lobbyist for the company in Washington, will have his work cut out for him. The president has taken a hardline stance against the controversial Chinese company.
Huawei was designated a national security threat by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) last year because of its "close ties to the Chinese Communist Party and China’s military apparatus," according to former FCC Chairman Ajit Pai.
"We cannot and will not allow the Chinese Communist Party to exploit network vulnerabilities and compromise our critical communications infrastructure," Pai also said last year.