He taps the senior assistant, who faced impeachment summons to appear for the 5G post

FILE PHOTO: a White House aide Robert Blair, (L), which serves as the national security advisor, the White House deputy Chief of Staff for Mick Mulvaney, Deputy Assistant to the President Douglas Hoelscher (C) and the White House’s Director of Social Media, Scavino on-board the Marine One helicopter for the US President when He travels to Florida for the White House in Washington, d.c., USA, May 8, 2019. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/Photo File

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump with the name of Robert Blair, the special representative of the international telecommunications policies and the work of the administration of the 5G efforts in a White House economic advisor Larry Kudlow, the White House said in a statement on Monday.

As a senior advisor to White House chief of staff, He defied a summons from the House of Representatives of the commission, as part of its initiative for an investigation into whether He improperly pushed the Ukraine to investigate his political rival, Joe Biden.

Also, the senate Democratic leader, Chuck Schumer has called for tony Blair to give evidence to the Senate expects the impeachment process, even though the Senate Republican leader, Mitch McConnell, the majority leader, has not accepted the demand.

He will continue to serve as an assistant to the president and senior advisor to the White House chief of staff, the White House said.

Blair’s new role is to be in the middle of an international campaign by the United States against the Chinese telecom equipment maker Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. Washington has tried to persuade the allies to be excluded from the company of their 5G networks, fears that the company would be able to spy on the customers and for the world.

Citing national security concerns, and the Home’s administration to put the company in a trading black-listed it in May, and the blocking of the companies that have property in the United States of america, to be sold without a special permit.

Reuters reported last month that the Commerce Department is considering toughening export restrictions on the export of the company is the world’s second-largest smartphone vendor.

Reporting by Alexandra Alper; Writing by Makini Brice; Editing by Sandra Maler and Lisa Shumaker

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