President Donald Trump said he would intervene in the Justice Department’s case against the chief financial officer of Chinese technology company Huawei if it would “serve national security interests or help close a trade deal with China,” Reuters reports. “Whatever’s good for this country, I would do,” Trump was quoted as saying when asked about Meng Wanzhou’s recent arrest in Canada. “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.” When asked if he had spoken to Chinese officials about Meng’s arrest, Trump said they have yet to call him directly but “are talking to my people.” Meng was released on bail Tuesday as she awaits a hearing on extradition to the U.S. Canadian authorities arrested her on Dec. 1 at the request of the U.S. Meng is accused of using Huawei subsidiary Skycom to facilitate violations of Iranian sanctions.
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