Published: Sun, October 28, 2018
Worldwide | By Lisa Hogan

Trump slams NYT for eavesdropping article terms it 'fake story'

Trump slams NYT for eavesdropping article terms it 'fake story'

Trump uses the phones to speak to "old friends", and domestic spy agencies have determined China is seeking to use information from the calls to keep a trade war with the US from escalating, the paper said, citing unidentified current and former USA officials.

But the aides have said that the President, who has been pressured into using his secure White House landline more often these days, has still refused to give up his iPhones.

Lastly, Hua recommended "they should stop using any modern communication equipment and cut off contact with the outside" if they want to ensure absolute security.

"The New York Times has a new Fake Story that now the Russians and Chinese (glad they finally added China) are listening to all of my calls on cellphones", Trump said in a tweet.

Trump's use of an ordinary phone is a defiance in the eyes of some officials given that Barack Obama fastidiously followed security protocol.

According to a report by the New York Times, Trump's associates have warned him repeatedly that his calls are not secure and that Russian spies are spying on them. CNN noted in April that after John Kelly became chief of staff, Trump made more calls through the White House switchboard, but by the time of the April report, the President had begun to make more calls through his cell.

According to U.S. intelligence, China intends to use what it is learning from Trump's personal calls - for instance, what the president's thinking is, what arguments he is considering and who he is listening to - to its benefit in the current bilateral trade dispute. If he needed to make a call, he used one of his aides' phones, an official said.

The agencies have also determined that China was seeking to use what it was learning from the calls - how Trump thought, what arguments tend to sway him and to whom he was inclined to listen - to keep a trade war with the U.S. from escalating further.

"In what amounts to a marriage of lobbying and espionage, the Chinese have pieced together a list of the people with whom Mr. Trump regularly speaks in hopes of using them to influence the president", the Times reported. Over the safety of the two of them worked at the national security Agency of the United States, but the third is no different from any other phone.

By identifying friends of Trump who rely on Chinese business, the strategy is to "feed arguments" via these individuals in an effort to deliver a Beijing's views through trusted mouthpieces, according to the report. He has one official government iPhone.

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