Justice Department Announces Criminal Charges Involving Chinese Company Huawei…

According to the DOJ announcement released today three companies: Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd., Huawei Device USA Inc. and Skycom Tech Co. Ltd. are charged with bank fraud and conspiracy to commit bank fraud, wire fraud and conspiracy to commit wire fraud, violations of the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA) and conspiracy to violate IEEPA, and conspiracy to commit money laundering. Huawei and Huawei USA are charged with conspiracy to obstruct justice related to the grand jury investigation in the Eastern District of New York.

Additionally Ms. Meng Wanzhou is charged with bank fraud, wire fraud, and conspiracies to commit bank and wire fraud.  Acting U.S. Attorney General Matthew G. Whitaker, Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Secretary Wilbur Ross of the U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Attorney Richard P. Donoghue for the Eastern District of New York, FBI Director Christopher A. Wray, Assistant Attorney General Brian A. Benczkowski of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division and Assistant Attorney General John C. Demers of the National Security Division, announced the charges:

Transcript of AAG Matt Whitaker announcement HERE.

Details of DOJ Indictment HERE.

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88 Responses to Justice Department Announces Criminal Charges Involving Chinese Company Huawei…

  1. Realist says:

    Currency Manipulating, Minorities Persecuting, Dissidents Killing, African Assets Stripping, Technology Stealing, Commercial and Telecommunications Networks Spyware inserting, Its own population Controlling and monitoring, Militaristically Expansionist China is the greatest enemy the FREE world has.

    Liked by 10 people

  2. Linda K says:

    Let us hope the the DOJ has brought a credible case here, not like the criminal fiasco we have witnessed from the efforts of the Special Council against our President.

    Liked by 9 people

    • olderwiser21 says:

      Linda, exactly! Honestly, until I see these same types of charges brought against Hildabest et.al., I don’t really even care. Dust in the wind to me……

      Liked by 1 person

  3. Shop says:

    Xi is taking China back to Mao and Stalin. They are the real adversary to the west. Not Russia.


    Liked by 7 people

    • Fannie says:


      “Communism may be, at some level, a system of ideas – but it has also been an interlocking system of organizations, intelligence networks, factories, parties, banks, governments and paramilitary organizations. To be a communist is only superficially about belief. At its essence, it is about power and imperialism. If they do not follow Marx or Lenin to the letter, it does not mean they are not communists. It only means that the new religion and its empire are yet evolving.“

      Liked by 11 people

    • John-Y128 says:

      ‘Xi is taking China back to Mao and Putin is taking Russia back to Stalin.’
      Both are our adversaries and who has the top billing changes day to day.

      Liked by 4 people

      • Shop says:

        To the contrary Putin is taking Russia back to its Christian roots. The Russian Orthodox Church is resurgent. Putin resists US hegemony as he should. We have largely destroyed societies everywhere we intervened militarily over the last 20 years. Trump campaigned against these interventions and won because many Americans are tired of endless wars. We’ve spent $5-6 trillion on all our wars in the Middle East & Afghanistan. What did the American people gain except for many dead and wounded soldiers and trillions spent that we had to borrow?

        Liked by 1 person

    • Mark Newell says:

      Since Russia is backing Maduro I think they are reverting back to their old Soviet habits. They are as bad as China.

      Liked by 4 people

  4. myrightpenguin says:

    Chris Wray is really into himself. lol.

    Liked by 3 people

  5. Christine says:

    Just a reminder that former Australian Ambassador to UK, Alexander Downer (who set up Papadopoulos in London to kickstart the fabricated muh Trump Russia story), was on Huawei’s Board from 2011 to 2014 – a period convered by the indictments.

    At the time, Downer (a former Foreign Minister for 11 years before joining Huawei) lobbied our Australian Government for Huawei to build our next-generation broadband network, but was refused out of security concerns about China building it.

    Papadopoulos wrote this tweet earlier today, saying that Downer asked him a lot of questions about what he thought then-Candidate Trump would do in relation to Huawei, if elected President:


    Things may start getting VERY messy for Downer! I hope so. Working with his buddy former MI6 Christopher Steele to try and destroy Candidate Trump is despicable.

    Liked by 20 people

    • jello333 says:

      I was wondering what happened to that Papa guy. I was beginning to like him, and thought he might be a really important key to exposing this whole thing. Hoping he still might be.

      Liked by 2 people

      • Christine says:

        The whole Papa story is quite odd. He regularly drops pretty interesting nuggets on Twitter about some of the key players, like Joseph Mifsud.

        I get the feeling he’s not telling us the full truth of who else he was working for and what he was doing, while also working on the Trump campaign. Theories include he was a plant in the campaign; he works for Israeli intelligence, or his wife is actually his handler.

        But hey, perhaps he really was just an innocent, gullible young man, who got lined up by the Deep State as an easy target to help take down Candidate/President Trump! Regardless, he & his wife are certainly entertaining!

        Liked by 2 people

        • GB Bari says:

          I’m in agreement. I’ve vacillated between “don’t trust the guy as afar as I could throw him” and neutral. I’ve not been able to get to where I’m sympathetic with him.

          Something does not click with him. His behavior and reactions don’t match his alleged resume.


          • jnr2d2 says:

            Neither does Carter Page. Their English language locution is very strange — halting, clipped words, no smooth explanations. Both come across as deceitful.


            • Christine says:

              Agreed! I’ve never been 100% convinced by Carter Page’s “aw shucks” wide-eyed innocence.

              The fact he appeared on Hannity etc several times for months before mentioning he’d been an FBI asset for 5 years re a Russia matter, made me suspicious too.


        • NC Patriot says:

          He was actually a volunteer on the Trump campaign who attended ONE National Security meeting IN THE VERY EARLY GOING.


        • James Carpenter says:

          Very believeable. Lots of guys are handled by their wives.


    • WSB says:

      Bring on our military intel to expose all of the foreign governments and the other assorted trash waging war on the US. Pick up Steele, Mifsud, Downer, the Korean Ohrs, Weissman, Mueller, the ‘British subject’ Obama…

      and all of the US based co-conspirator rats!


      Liked by 2 people

    • WSB says:

      More info on Downer and Huawei:

      ‘Huawei Australia is the second China-related board that Howard government foreign minister Mr Downer has been appointed to recently. He is a director of Resourcehouse, the miner Clive Palmer wanted to list on the Hong Kong stock exchange.”


      And Wikipoo:

      “Also in 2008, Downer discussed the possibility of working as a United Nations envoy to Cyprus with the UN Secretary-General to help revive the peace process.[45] The appointment received the support of the Rudd government, via the Foreign Minister Stephen Smith,[46] and it took effect on 14 July 2008.[47] He resigned in February 2014 to take up the post of Australia’s High Commissioner in London.

      He has had a number of board appointments, including the Advisory Board of British strategic intelligence and advisory firm Hakluyt & Company,[48] Merchant Bankers Cappello Capital Corp.,[49] the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra,[50] Huawei in Australia,[51] and the board of Lakes Oil.[52] Downer has said that Huawei should not be considered a potential national security risk.[53] Downer’s comments are at odds with an October 2012 US congressional panel’s findings that have deemed Huawei a security threat to the US and other nations.[54]”


      Liked by 1 person

      • dawg says:

        “He has had a number of board appointments, including the Advisory Board of British strategic intelligence and advisory firm Hakluyt & Company”

        Thats Brennan’s outfit.

        Liked by 4 people

        • Christine says:

          Hakluyt was also founded by 3 former MI6 agents, and Stefan Halper has strong connections to it!

          Downer, as Foreign Minister, donated $25 million in our taxpayers’ money to the Clinton Foundation in 2006, with total donations by our Government now at least $150 million since then.

          He’s up to his armpits on this, but has largely avoided scrutiny by our media so far.

          Liked by 3 people

        • WSB says:

          Amazing, isn’t it?

          Liked by 1 person

    • The Demon Slick says:

      It’s good to hear this in a way because I wasn’t sure if President Trump was doing this or if it was the deep state conducting foreign policy again.


    • Mr. T. says:

      Christine, I was really surprised to see that Chinese manufactured cars and trucks are all over Australia. Is the Australian government still trying to figure out why GM shut down Holden Motors and put thousands of Australians our of work? Sounds like Australia didn’t learn a damn thing about the ill effects of the USA’s poisonous NAFTA agreement.


      • Christine says:

        Hi Mr T. There has been a deep naivety by our Government towards China for 30 years.

        China is our biggest trading partner (e.g. resources, higher education), with USA our 3rd biggest. Without China, our economy collapses. It’s a stupidly dangerous position to have placed our economy.

        The Government downplays questions about if we’re ever forced to choose between USA (our strongest ally) or China (biggest trading partner), who do we side with?

        Our car manufacturers collapsed in recent years because they were all heavily unionised, with workers on extortionately high wages + benefits, and subsidised by taxpayers. So, to cover high labour costs, cars were too expensive, and couldn’t compete with imports. Unions refused to negotiate more productive worker arrangements, so manufacturers gave up and pulled out of Australia.

        Plus, we’ve been saddled with insane carbon tax/renewable energy policies for 10 years, which has literally doubled power prices in a decade, taking us from the cheapest power to most expensive in the world (while exporting cheap coal to China!), making energy-dependent manufacturing industries difficult to sustain.

        And we’re still in the fraudulent Paris Climate Agreement scam. It’s a total mess.

        Liked by 1 person

  6. jello333 says:

    I can’t get over seeing Wilbur there. I mean I know WHY he was there, but it doesn’t feel right, at least if he has any inkling that these same guys (at least Wray, if not Whitaker) are in on the Trump/Russia conspiracy. Maybe he knows something we don’t (yet) about the “report”? Am I overthinking this?

    Liked by 2 people

  7. citizen817 says:

    Liked by 4 people

  8. John-Y128 says:

    Aren’t these ‘Departments’ the same ones who all signed off on the Uranium One deal?

    Liked by 2 people

  9. todayistheday99 says:

    Couldn’t a wealthy defendant charged with a crime by the DOJ claim that any incriminating evidence was initially obtained illegally from the FBI’s massive illegal use of NSA queries prior to Admiral Rogers shutting it down? Or at least appeal any conviction and tie it up in court forever.

    Liked by 1 person

  10. znoxide says:

    About halfway through this announcement my mind started to wonder into the Mueller investigation. If the FBI and DOJ can legitimately find criminal activity then why are they spending so much time and effort trying to manufacture crimes. That is a small portion of the damage they have done with that crazy investigation.


  11. gingergal says:

    That’s great, now what about the criminals here in this country?

    Liked by 1 person

  12. Sedanka says:

    Matthew Whitaker is a musclebound joke.


  13. litlbit2 says:

    The face of the FBI hoping that someone would think they have any credibility. They have so much faith in their corrupt ability they include President Trump’s cabinet member Sec Ross in their BS! Just the thought of these 🤡🤡attempting to do anything honest or credible makes Pinocchio a saint! These charges brought by these nuts, probably the biggest joke today overseas! At least FBI? Should have had enough common sense to use creditable people to bring charges. Guess not.

    Whitaker maybe worthy of honesty but to date his actions are very suspect! Waiting


  14. cripto says:

    “Taiwan Compiling ‘Blacklist’ of Chinese Technology Companies: Report”

    “Authorities in Taiwan are drafting a list of Chinese technology companies that could present security concerns for the government, in the wake of a series of measures excluding Huawei from bidding on the next generation of 5G mobile network infrastructure.

    The list will seek to limit the use of Chinese-manufactured telecoms equipment by government departments and institutions that could post a security threat, the Nikkei Asian Review cited Taiwan’s cybersecurity chief Jyan Hong-wei as saying.”

    Read more:

    Liked by 1 person

  15. convert says:

    Further evidence that this is all a big misdirection thing: the Dems have been screaming hysterically about Russia,(look! squirrel!)and all the time it was they who were colluding with China, all in the name of CASH. In other words, everybody has looked at this whole plot as just power-mad, corrupt, insane Democrats hating Trump and wanting to hold on to power for ideological reasons or “small potatoes” graft, but this is big international espionage at work, by big money globalists all around the world. Trump is the one honest, uncorrupted man in all of this. I keep coming back to Brennan as being at the core of all of this plot, too…..


  16. Fools Gold says:

    Meanwhile Hillary/Oboma continue walk free for high crimes and treason. What’s on that laptop Uncle Wray?


  17. Vince says:

    Have the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau fine them heavily, then use the money to build a wall.


  18. emet says:

    1994 Operation Dragonfire. US Customs and ATF infiltrate Chinese arms smugglers bringing 2000 AK47s imto the port of Oakland. Investigation pointed to Norinco and other State owned entities. As high-ranking Chinese officials became implicated, the operation was shut down by the Whitehouse.


  19. thedoc00 says:

    There is a major missing actor from the indictment, all the branches of the Bank of China, which have grown like weeds across the US and many other nations. Their branch offices being conveniently located in very near proximity to technology companies, Federal and Federal Contractor facilities and key US Business HQ’s. They provide spy platforms, money sources and local command control for Chinese espionage efforts.


    • thedoc00 says:

      If the Bank of China and all its branches are named, watch all the political figures scramble for cover or come out to attack the investigation as the Bank of China is the source of their laundered lobby money.

      Liked by 1 person

  20. Jedi9 says:

    Thank you Sundance for posting this! This is a very huge and stunning development!


  21. JackB says:

    China spent more on domestic security than it spent on their military and defense. Shows how authoritarian they are.


  22. eatyourcrow says:

    Meanwhile a coup is in play to remove a legally elected president and This A$$ Hat does nothing about it.

    Liked by 1 person

  23. emet says:

    When the US bombed the Chinese Embassy in Yugoslavia I was enroute to Bejing, and didn’t know it happened. Some friends who work for Air China met me at the airport, and invited me to dinner. I asked if we could eat at the employees trstaurant because I was tired, and I knew it is actually very good. Well, some people at the next were talking about the bombing, and so my hosts gave me the story. So I was staying at a condo near the US Embassy, but the area was ringed with Wu Jing, which I had never seen before. These are like riot police, but more serious. Crowds were chanting “down with the US” and “eye for an eye”. I waited until early morning to try to get thru. I noticed yhe demonstrators were getting on busses. Then all went quiet for a few hours. The media relentlessly broadcast closeup video of the dead Chinese ifficials, with some pretty strong talk about payback. Then it all started up again. I had the impression the entire city was in an uproar. Mostly I just watched grom my window, paying the neighbor’s kid to go buy me a cup of coffee from time to time. Then I took a can out of the area. It was totally normal. I asked the driver about the bombing. Sure, he’d heard about it. But wasn’t that last week? Well, he says, if it was dangerous they should have gotten the hell out of there. And that was, in fact, the general ( off the record) opinion.


  24. BarneyRubble says:

    The Chinese lady who now runs Pranned Pelanthood must be vely angly. Orgon harvest will srow down.


  25. Zorro says:

    Just goes to show you can always trust Stealth Matt.


  26. Sparty says:

    With Wilbur up there I rest easier on this matter. The car company ol Adolph himself created has made massive purchases of Huawei data center infrastructure (IP and storage) over last few years, partnered with Huawei to place millions of so called connected car modules in every VW regardless of marque. Millions of them. Price of the infrastructure kit is half what you see from US IT OEMs. Subsidized to the max by chicom govt. But here in US no one is buying that kit in any tangible amount. Thank goodness.


  27. A few years ago I did a property inspection of a suburban Class A office building for the bank that had a loan on the property. Huawei was the only tenant in the 7-story 250,000 SF building. It was eerie………only a few employees, empty lobby, empty parking lot…….just about every useable area he building was filled with stacks of computer hardware; floor to ceiling banks of computer racks…………….I could only think Huawei was doing massive data mining, spying, technology and information theft.


  28. CM-TX says:

    Oh boy, the Justajoke Department is going to put on a show! 🍿🥃

    🎬 It’s a courtroom comedy (starring incompetence) … A team of crooked DOJ jokers, try to Prosecute a gang of suit-wearing ninjas, for their involvement in a world domination plot.
    But when both sides only know to lie, cheat, & steal– & the SJW Judge is “For Sale”– A Circus will soon be in session!


  29. Richard Orberson says:

    Any promises from Beijing will be worthless. There are several cases of Chinese duplicity: President Xi Jinping’s promises not to militarize disputed islands in the South China Sea; fuel transfers in violation of U.N. sanctions against North Korea; and Mr. Xi’s 2015 promise to halt the practice of government economic cyberespionage.


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