U.S. President Donald Trump’s comment about his willingness to intervene in the court case against a Huawei executive was part of the Canadian Justice Department’s legal analysis of the extradition case against Meng Wanzhou.
he analysis, under the heading ‘President Trump’s statement to Reuters that he may intervene in the extradition,’ is part of a legal synopsis for the Department of Justice obtained by CBC News through an access to information request.
CBC News requested all government legal analyses of available options in the case against Meng, who was arrested by Canadian authorities in Vancouver on December 1 at the request of the United States.
American authorities accuse Meng of bank fraud, wire fraud and conspiracy as part of their larger legal case against telecommunications giant Huawei.
In an exclusive interview with Reuters on December 11, Trump was asked if he would be willing to intervene in the case.
“Whatever’s good for this country, I would do,” he said.
“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.”