President Donald Trump on Tuesday endorsed the demand by billionaire tech investor Peter Thiel for a high-level probe into Google’s “Chinese links” which he called “treasonous.”

In a tweet, Trump said, his administration will “take a look” into the demand.

Calling Thiel a great and brilliant guy Trump assured his suggestions will get the deserved attention.

The White House did not immediately comment.

In the pre-market trading Alphabet stock was slightly down.

Google refutes working with the Chinese military

Reacting to Thiel’s charges Google said: “As we have said before, we do not work with the Chinese military.”

But Google did not respond to President Trump’s latest comments.

Thiel, a Facebook board member, made the allegations of treason against Google on Sunday while addressing the National Conservatism Conference in Washington.

He also called for a high-level investigation by the FBI and the CIA into Google’s activities to bare “Chinese links.”

In the keynote address, Thiel attacked Google and alleged the search engine’s top rung has been infiltrated by Chinese intelligence. He accused Google of choosing to work with the Chinese military after spurning the offer to work with the U.S Defense.

Thiel also posed three big questions to Google in support of his allegation about the search engine’s China tilt.

Meanwhile, Thiel’s partner and fellow Palantir co-founder Joe Londsdale echoed Thiel’s allegations against Google in an interview with CNBC.

According to Londsdale, “Google is not a patriotic company.” He claimed everyone in Silicon Valley knows that the Chinese government is involved.

But Lonsdale had no evidence to offer. “It’s something we don’t talk about a lot. It was very courageous of Thiel to talk about it,” he added.

Thiel says he is scared of Elizabeth Warren

Meanwhile, Peter Thiel on Monday gave his assessment on the caliber of various Democrats lined up against Trump in the 2020 poll.

“I’m most scared by Elizabeth Warren,” Thiel told Fox News’ Tucker Carlson Tonight program on Monday.

“She’s the one that’s talking about the economy, which is the thing that matters most,” Thiel told Carlson.

In Thiel’s view, others are “equally unimpressive” as they are into “one form of identity politics or another.”

In the show, Thiel reiterated his call for a probe into Google’s China links and alleged that its A.I. research project has been infiltrated by Chinese espionage.

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President Donald Trump speaks to media prior to his departure from the White House on November 20, 2018, in Washington, DC to his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida, for the Thanksgiving holiday. Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images

Wondering why Google calls its research “a Manhattan Project for A.I,” he said, “one would naturally think this would draw the attention of foreign intelligence agencies.”

Thiel hogged the limelight in 2016 when he endorsed Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and appeared as a speaker at the Republican National Convention.

In 2018, Thiel also donated to the Republican National Committee for Trump’s re-election.

Tech giants to testify before House panel

Meanwhile, Facebook, Google, Apple, and Amazon will testify before the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday over antitrust issues.

Facebook will be having one more appearance later to explain the plans on its new digital currency “Libra.”