Who saw this coming? Huawei and ZTE appeared before a Congress committee and denied spying on the US.
Here's the money quote from Mike Rogers, chair of the House of Reps intelligence committee:
"Our sources overseas have told us that there is a reason to question whether the companies are tied to the Chinese government or whether their equipment is as what it appears," he said.
Not only does he have no specific information, he doesn't even have a specific allegation. The phrasing puts as much distance as possible between himself and an actual position. This is a guy with the world's largest intelligence-gathering machine at his disposal.