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Trump puts Huawei into the negotiations

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CNBC reports that when asked if dropping the criminal charges against Huawei would be part of the deal during the Oval Office meeting with Chinese Vice Premier Liu He, Trump said he'll be discussing the issue with U.S. attorneys and attorney general in the coming weeks.

My thought bubble: In one statement, the president has made clear to the Chinese that he can intervene in U.S. criminal matters, has shown that the U.S. judiciary is not really independent, and has possibly undermined the U.S. government's campaign (see next item) to block Huawei from 5G networks around the world.

Chalk up a win...for China.