'Likely' expansion of laptop ban not affected by Trumps' sharing of classified intel

The original ban was issued in March relating to flights from the Middle East.

In March, DHS issued a directive restricting electronic devices larger than a cellphone on flights to the U.S. from eight countries including Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Turkey, among others.

And terrorists are continuing to look for ways to toarget civilian aviation, according to the DHS.

"We don't believe that threat is going away," said Lapan.

The spokesperson noted that any action was not affected by Trump's reported discussion about the threat with Russian officials.

"It's not changed our timeline,” said Lapan, adding that any action by the president didn't "change the nature of our discussions with our partners about the nature of the threat."

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