Senate Republicans are warning Trump about the risks of his plan to get Chinese smartphone giant ZTE back in business

WASHINGTON — Lawmakers on Capitol Hill are skeptical that President Donald Trump is up to the task of properly assessing and combatting the security risks posed by Chinese smartphone maker ZTE, suggesting the White House is taking a predominantly economic approach to resolve disputes with one of the world’s largest smartphone companies.

The Commerce Department slapped denial of export privileges on the smartphone giant last year for violating US sanctions.

“ZTE misled the Department of

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