Democrats Are DEMANDING Specific Details On Trump’s Use Of His Personal Unsecured Phone
It was reported by the New York Times last month that Donald Trump was till using an “old, unsecured Android phone, to the protests of some of his aides.”
This raised concerns and two Senate Democrats have now asked for exact details on what the phone is actually being used for.
Both Sen. Claire McCaskill (Mo.) and Sen. Tom Carper (Del.) — two Democrats on the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee — Sent out a letter to Defense Secretary James Mattis on Monday, raising their concern for the president’s unsecured phone.
“The national security risks of compromising a smartphone used by a senior government official, such as the President of the United States, are considerable,” they wrote in the letter.
“Hackers are sometimes successful even when smartphone users take recommended precautions and restrict access to their personal information. These vulnerabilities are among the reasons why national security agencies discourage the use of personal devices,” they added.
The two senators also said that if Trump is tweeting from his old phone that those tweets aren’t being being properly archived.
Both senators are asking the Defense Information System Agency (DISA) for specific details on Trump’s use of the phone. They want the DISA to provide a written response on whether Trump was given a secured, encrypted smartphone for personal use before or since the inauguration. They also want a confirmation on whether or not Trump uses the phone.
They are expecting answers in full detail by March 9th.