Deputy Director of the Office of Management and Budget Russell Vought has requested the ban on Huawei technologies be delayed by two years, sounding very similar to Huawei’s own argument.
Vought is currently on the clock, as rules signed into law last year are to be officially introduced in 2020.
These laws would place a ban on any government funds being used to purchase Huawei products, services or components.
Interestingly enough, this is remarkably similar to the argument Huawei has been using to counter the ban.
Of course, this reference would certainly not be made by the White House.
Plenty of arguments have been put forward by the under-fire Chinese firm, most recently there has been a challenge to the constitutional legitimacy of the rules, though the competition claim is one which was made back in October 2018.