Phil Quin goes full TDS in support of the fat man

Kim Dotcom on his Pirate Ship.

Phil Quin makes his opinion known that he knows nothing about how the US legal system works.

Quote:Donald Trump, Wong said at the University of Sydney last week, “evinces a rejection, at least in part, of the rules and norms to which we have become accustomed … generating something of a global rethink about how best to work with the US”.End of quote.

In other words, the United States is no longer going to let itself be taken advantage of by freeloaders. Quote.

Quote:[…]New Zealand faces the same challenge with respect to current and future dealings with the White House. The ongoing extradition proceedings regarding Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom may bring this into sharp relief over coming months.End of quote.

What has Dotcom to do with Trump? Quote.

Quote:[…]However distasteful one may find Dotcom as a person (very, in my case), this ought to have no bearing on the broader question: should the Government actively co-operate with the Trump administration by handing over legal residents to face untested charges in what looks more and more like a vendetta, and less than ever a genuine effort to tackle piracy or protect intellectual property?End of quote.

Well, there are things called extradition agreements. quote.

Quote:As the agency responsible for providing legal cover for the Trump administration’s radical anti-immigrant, anti-voting rights agenda, the US Department of Justice (DOJ) is Trumpism’s engine room. In Jeff Sessions, Trump has an attorney-general whose rabid hostility towards immigrants and minorities is legendary.End of quote.

Don’t hold back your dislike of Trump, Phil. Quote.

Quote:The DOJ has been admonished repeatedly by courts for efforts to upend norms, from the first two iterations of the so-called Muslim ban to the establishment of a bogus commission on voter fraud, an obvious and egregious effort to purge electoral rolls of as many young and minority voters as they can get their hands on. That’s before we get to the family separations at the southern border, a policy crafted by the DOJ that has shocked the conscience of the world. Critically, the policy rejects the legal asylum process, almost certainly abrogating international agreements with respect to the treatment of refugees.End of quote.

Blah, blah, blah.

Trump bad, therefore D.O.J bad, therefore if and when Dotcom gets his fat rear forced over to the U.S he’s going to get a raw deal.

Phil, for someone involved in politics you sure don’t know much about how the system works. Or maybe it’s just your T.D.S.

The case against Dotcom is a slam-dunk. That’s the reality.

There’s also something called separation of powers. What this basically means is that the different branches of government – executive, legislative, and judicial – don’t step on each other’s toes. That means Trump and the D.O.J really have no say over what decision the judge in Virginia makes.

So Phil, even if in an alternate universe you are right about Trump and the D.O.J you don’t have to worry. Whether or not and how much time Dotcom gets to spend for free in a state-run Virginia hotel will be completely up to the judge.