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Trump says he could intervene in Huawei CFO case

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President Trump has said he would intervene in the Huawei CFO arrest case if it would serve American interests.

In an interview with Reuters, when asked if he would step in, Trump said “Whatever’s good for this country, I would do.” 

“If I think it’s good for what will be certainly the largest trade deal ever made – which is a very important thing – what’s good for national security – I would certainly intervene if I thought it was necessary,” Trump said.

The US president also reveaked that the White House is on the line with the Justice Department and Chinese officials, but he hasn't been called by the Chinese, just yet. “They have not called me yet. They are talking to my people. But they have not called me yet,” he said.

Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou was arrested in Canada last week, after the US issued an international warrant for her arrest. She is being accused of defrauding bankers and convincing them that Huawei wasn't linked with SkyCom, a company that was allegedly breaking US embargo towards Iran.

Meng secured a $7.5m bail as she waits for the possible extradition to the US, where she may face a possible sentence of 30 years in prison.

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