February 19, 2021

Canada rejects argument Trump ‘poisoned’ Chinese exec’s extradition case

Vancouver (AFP) – Canadian government lawyers said in court documents obtained Friday that Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou’s allegations that former US president Donald Trump “poisoned” her extradition trial are “moot” now that he has left office. And they have asked a Canadian judge not to even hear those arguments about Trump when the proceedings resume next month. Meng’s lawyers were expected to challenge the fairness of the proceedings, saying they’ve been tainted by Trump’s comments soon after her December 2018 arrest on a US warrant — when he said he might intervene in her prosecution on …

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