huawei cfo has strong case that donald trump politicized her arrest mccallum

Huawei CFO has ‘strong’ case that Donald Trump politicized her arrest: McCallum

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John McCallum, Canada’s ambasssador to China, told Chinese-language media in a closed-door meeting that Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou can make “strong arguments” her arrest has been politicized and that she should not be extradited to the U.S.Story continues below

Reports of the Tuesday meeting, which was kept secret from English-language media, emerged Wednesday morning as clips began circulating online of McCallum defending the argument put forward by China over the past two months that there has been political interference in Meng’s case and pointing the finger squarely at U.S. President Donald Trump.Because of that, he said Meng can make a strong case to a judge that she should be freed.READ MORE: China demands U.S. stop extradition of Huawei executive from Canada“I think she has quite good arguments on her side. One, political involvement by comments from Donald Trump in her case,” McCallum said at the Markham, Ont., meeting.“Two, there’s an extraterritorial aspect to her case. And three, there’s the issue of Iran sanctions in her case and Canada does not sign on to these. So I think she has some strong arguments she can make before a judge.”WATCH BELOW: Canadian detainees held without access to lawyer, consular visits only once a month