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-- you love that guy in the -- -- by the way it is not just the Chinese and the Russians courting.
It's 29 year old leaker now France France is getting on the actress won't really -- But before you feel glad it's not glad I want should remember this name Roman Polanski remember him.
The American film director who was arrested for wrapping up thirteen year old girl been pleading guilty to the charge of unlawful sex with a minor.
He eventually fled to Europe and settle in you guessed it.
France to avoid prosecution so.
Still feeling confident we would have any better luck getting this -- back from dar re if he fled there.
The former LA district attorney Steve goalies who tried to extradite Polanski back then to little avail rejoins us now.
Of all the options France would probably be.
The least advantageous for us Steve given what you had to go through round.
Not necessarily because the Polanski case and the snowed in case -- two different cases Lansky was let's celebrity based upon his.
But his crimes were up.
Overcome a variety.
They'll sexually assaulting manner.
-- and -- drugs from a possession of drugs.
And what stones done.
Is on a much larger scale potentially.
In terms of the potential threat to our country our security.
Around the world and CIA.
And there are operations so I think it's it's a high profile case yes but I don't think you can you can compare one to another.
All right well a -- -- comparisons stated you'll indulge me that they're both celebrities -- in that the world now is as sort of attached itself to this guy and that is Snowden.
Some sort of you know -- privacy.
We don't know why he did what he did and it might not be so -- road get all but for the time being among even some of the guests of the night that.
There welcoming him as some sort of the hero of free speech -- -- so.
-- you're -- and you're totally right.
You're totally right that's -- dynamic.
In in this particular situation whether it be in the context of extradition or deportation.
That's known -- following an international following.
There will be some political aspect of this.
There will be campaigns just your work campaigns.
Among the Hollywood people.
For us not to pursue.
Among their groups over there really.
Steve I -- I -- done an incredible and man I admired your diligence and instituted missed.
But whenever you think it is talents of what it was even at the time this was -- rape thing if -- -- girl girl.
And I did you -- -- did you didn't newsletter with the goal.
You have movie stars like Whoopi Goldberg coming out.
In his -- defense for saying well it's not really a rape rape and that's her quote.
And it wasn't until.
A local LA times columnist Steve Lopez.
Release the transcripts.
That -- whole movement was put down but they were very active with putting pressure.
My office or myself to just let it go left polling -- united.
And I think like to see some support for Snowden among those who believe he's done some thing.
When we don't know exactly is -- or how much harm he.
May have caused our nation's security may very will be a -- Well you're right about the not a question is of the countries that have let's say it's China -- -- rosters and invited and it's France and wants and it's not a given that we could even extradite him then there might be I understand there -- standing laws that.
Allow this sort of thing about it Willie Green has risen from liberators we have with the lights along -- But that doesn't mean the Chinese have to honor them that it's clear I'm sure we've requested him.
Very nicely maybe a little bit more firmly today and they're not honoring it what do you to make of that.
Though the though the the first question asked is where is C who was thought where he's thinking isn't nearly.
I have no idea but wherever he -- will dictate what's gonna happen if it's a friend or foe.
And -- after a make a big difference in terms of how they respond but also his or even extradition treaty some nations.
We have diplomatic relations and an extradition treaty others we have.
Diplomatic relations but no extradition treaty and -- we have no diplomatic relations at all so where he ends up where he's finally -- in the custody.
-- -- thing because you at all is that dictate.
What happens but no matter word -- taken custody -- -- -- -- way of some people promoting him as a hero.
To be admired.
And depending upon the country where he lands.
They may very well be empathetic and you mentioned Russia earlier.
Communist countries or -- Middle Eastern countries get -- hands on him.
There's a -- series debriefing.
Going to the important.
We have serious debriefing.
And and not necessarily in the best interest -- -- America.
stone -- might regret what he was hoping and wishing for that that that true Steve -- thank you very much.
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