U.S. “deeply grateful to the government of Canada” says U.S. Attorney General MAtthew Whitaker.
The U.S. Department of Justice is hitting Huawei with numerous charges, and is warning of the dangerous influence of the Communist China-controlled company infiltrating into telecommunications infrastructure.
The FBI went as far as saying Huawei could ‘threaten national security’ in the U.S.
Canada was also thanked for assistance to the United States.
"We are deeply grateful to the government of Canada": Acting U.S. Attorney General Matthew Whitaker says the U.S. will seek the extradition of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou while announcing a 10-count indictment against the telecom company. #uspoli #cdnpoli pic.twitter.com/GaOICcpnq8
— CTV News (@CTVNews) January 28, 2019
The indictment has 13 counts.
Among the charges are conspiracy to commit wire fraud, violating the International Emergency Economic Powers Act, and bank fraud.
Meng Wanzhou faces financial fraud charges.
The announcement of the charges featured top Administration officials, including FBI Director Christopher Wray, DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, and Attorney General Matthew Whitaker.
Here is some video from the announcement of charges:
“To be clear, these indictments are law enforcement actions and are wholly separate from our trade negotiations with China” – US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross, on charges against Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou pic.twitter.com/tYZVxvTLCL
— Mackenzie Gray (@Gray_Mackenzie) January 28, 2019
— CBS News (@CBSNews) January 28, 2019
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