Update: In what looks like a last-minute attempt to save face, the White House is insisting that it does, in fact, want to block an amendment that would derail its deal to save ZTE.
Senior White House Official: White House to Try to Block ZTE Language in Senate Defense Bill
White House Will Fight to Change ZTE Language Later In Legislative Process -- Senior White House Official
House Has Already Passed a Defense Bill That Needs To Be Reconciled With Senate Bill
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Now that President...