GOP Senators Ask Trump to Block Oracle’s TikTok Deal

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A group of Republican senators led by Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) sent a letter to President Donald Trump on Wednesday asking him to block Oracle’s attempt to partner with TikTok’s Chinese parent company, ByteDance.

“The potential status of Oracle as a ‘trusted technology provider’ to ByteDance raises a number of significant concerns. Oracle would merely assume a managements role of TikTok’s U.S. data and possibly acquire only a stake in the company’s American operations,” the group wrote, noting the arrangement “would do little to satisfy the range of concerns” cited in Trump’s executive order demanding that TikTok be sold to an American company.

“As this deal appears to fall short of a full acquisition, serious questions remain with regard
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