Monday, November 13, 2017

Update to Previous Post

Three UCLA basketball players suspected of shoplifting remained under house arrest in China Monday, amid a report that President Donald Trump intervened in the case by asking Chinese President Xi Jinping to help resolve the investigation.

According to The Washington Post, Trump discussed the players' arrests during his visit to China, and Xi promised to look into the case and ensure the players are treated fairly and expeditiously.

There was no immediate response to an email sent by City News Service to a White House official seeking confirmation of the report.

The Post reported that White House Chief of Staff John Kelly has been in touch with the players' families and spoken to UCLA basketball coach Steve Alford. According to The Post, a U.S. official indicated that shoplifting charges against the players have been reduced, and the case could be resolved soon...

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