The US Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) is re-assessing Chinese technology firm Huawei’s US$2 million bid from May 2010 to purchase the assets of 3Leaf Systems, the Wall Street Journal reported. CFIUS is expected to release its report with a recommendation on Monday. Huawei, which has been blocked by US regulators in the past because of its alleged links to the People’s Liberation Army, did not seek review for the 3Leak deal in advance because it did not purchase the firm, instead acquiring intellectual property and hiring staff. However, the Wall Street Journal reports the US Pentagon requested that Huawei seek retroactive clearance late last year. Even if CFIUS makes a negative recommendation, the US president is free to disregard its report.