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Email: Air Force Official Raised Faraday Spying Concern

NORTH LAS VEGAS, Nev. (AP) — Documents show an Air Force commander raised questions last year about whether an electric car company moving to North Las Vegas posed a national security risk.

The concerns appear in a Dec. 8, 2015 email from the then-commander of the 99th Air Base Wing based at Nellis Air Force Base to officials at Republican Rep. Cresent Hardy’s office.

The document raised the question of whether a business affiliated with the Chinese entrepreneur backing Faraday Future was linked to the Chinese government. It also raised the prospect of unauthorized monitoring of Department of Defense communications at the base near Faraday’s site.

Hardy has come under fire for raising the prospect of Chinese spying from Faraday.

Nevada economic development officials say the Department of Defense reviewed the project and cleared it.

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