Trump names Special Rep. for int’l telecom. policy

WASHINGTON, US President Donald Trump late Monday named Robert Blair, senior advisor to White House acting chief of staff, as the Special Representative for International Telecommunications Policy.

The White House said in a statement that in his capacity, Blair “will lead the strategic prioritization of United States efforts to promote a secure and reliable global communications system.

“In this new capacity, Mr. Blair will support the Administration’s 5G efforts led by the Assistant to the President for Economy Policy, Larry Kudlow,” the statement added.

Blair is one of the witnesses that was subpoenaed in November to testify in the impeachment hearings against Trump but declined to comply with the deposition upon orders from the White House.

The statement noted that Blair “will continue to serve as Assistant to the President and the Senior Advisor to the Chief of Staff.” In April, Trump said that “secure 5G networks will absolutely be a vital link to America’s prosperity and national security in the 21st century,” stressing that “the race to 5G is a race America must win. It’s a race that we will win”.

Source: Kuwait News Agency