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Trump Says He’d Intervene in Huawei Case to Get China Deal

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President Donald Trump said he would intervene in U.S. efforts to extradite Huawei Technologies Co. executive Meng Wanzhou if it helped him win a trade deal with China.

“If I think it’s good for what will be certainly the largest trade deal ever made, which is a very important thing -- what’s good for national security -- I would certainly intervene, if I thought it was necessary,” Trump said Tuesday in an interview with Reuters.

Trump is willing to let people get away with crimes as long as it serves his interests. Is this really what Americans want in their president.
 
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Trump is willing to let people get away with crimes as long as it serves his interests. Is this really what Americans want in their president.

Trump already showed he would do this with Saudi Arabia. He's already done it. Apparently 30% of the country doesn't care about the law.
 

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Wouldn't this give the appearance that Canada and the U.S. orchestrated this just to get leverage in the trade deal? What sort of precedent does this set?
 

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Wouldn't this give the appearance that Canada and the U.S. orchestrated this just to get leverage in the trade deal? What sort of precedent does this set?

A dangerous one, anyway you look at it.
 

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Oh, look, we have a bargaining chip with China and the left is upset about it! :lamo

What a shame though that the Canadian government let someone with several passports go free on bail because one of their ex diplomats got arrested in China in retaliation for Canada arresting a Chinese criminal.

Makes one wonder who really is the entity that lets people get away with crimes ...
 

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So the rule of law does not matter as long as Trump is president?

The left has been lawless for two years now...You may have something there.
 

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Trump is willing to let people get away with crimes as long as it serves his interests. Is this really what Americans want in their president.

Isn't that the entire basis for 'immigration reform'?
 

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Trump should not intervene, she must be tried in a fair trial and if guilty have her head (metaphorically) put on a spike to remind China that we will not bow to fears over upsetting their authoritarian regime and let them skirt the rules.
 

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So the rule of law does not matter as long as Trump is president?

The rule of law des not matter if it is politically convenient to selectively prosecute - that does not change with who happens to be the top executive at the federal, state or local level.
 

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Trump should not intervene, she must be tried in a fair trial and if guilty have her head (metaphorically) put on a spike to remind China that we will not bow to fears over upsetting their authoritarian regime and let them skirt the rules.

She will not have a "fair" trial; in fact I doubt she will ever see the inside of a Canadian or US trial court room ... China arrested a week ago a Canadian former diplomat, hence her being free on bail instead of being shipped over to the US.
 

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Interesting that people are upset because Trump is willing to bargain about this woman who is accused of violating the US sanctions against Iran.

It seems like people are arguing that Trump should prosecute this woman for violating sanctions which they don't agree.
 

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Trump does it = Liberals are going to oppose it.

If he said she was going to have the book thrown at her, they would nut up about that, too.
 

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She will not have a "fair" trial; in fact I doubt she will ever see the inside of a Canadian or US trial court room ... China arrested a week ago a Canadian former diplomat, hence her being free on bail instead of being shipped over to the US.

Do you know what bail is? She isn't being set free. There is a legal process to be followed to extradite someone to the US.
 

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Interesting that people are upset because Trump is willing to bargain about this woman who is accused of violating the US sanctions against Iran.

It seems like people are arguing that Trump should prosecute this woman for violating sanctions which they don't agree.

It can also seem like the people who want sanctions on Iran aren't interested in actually enforcing them, fairly at least.
 

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Do you know what bail is? She isn't being set free. There is a legal process to be followed to extradite someone to the US.


Sure ... that's why her next court date in Canada was set for February 6th ...
 

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Sure ... that's why her next court date in Canada was set for February 6th ...

Yes, because you can't just extradite someone, there are legal procedures to be followed. The Crown has to make the case that she committed an act illegal in both countries while her defense can argue against it, essentially she has to go through a mini-trial in Canada first.
 

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Trump is willing to let people get away with crimes as long as it serves his interests. Is this really what Americans want in their president.

Let's be honest for five seconds... Trump would give China the old Stormy Daniels treatment if he thought he'd get to say "Look at all the jobs I created" afterwards. Meantime, Canada gets screwed over again because of it's "alliance" with America.
 

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It can also seem like the people who want sanctions on Iran aren't interested in actually enforcing them, fairly at least.

Since you are from the pawn in this game (Canada), what is your perspective?
 

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Since you are from the pawn in this game (Canada), what is your perspective?

We are sticking our neck out for the US and Trump is more interested in throwing us under the bus. Why should any country risk trying extradite anyone to the US ever again if this is how they are treated? Maybe we should end our extradition treaty.

We need to show a united front against the CCP but Trump is saying a long as you have ties to the CCP you can commit as many crimes you want and will never be punished. Trump is suddenly far more interested in pleasing China than supporting America's allies.
 
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Not at all

Granting amnesty and/or a 'path to citizenship' for those that entered or remained in the country in violation of the law is clearly not following the letter of the law. It is granting head of line privileges to those that chose to violate the law over those that did not do so.
 
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