Trump Blames Cohen Hearing for Failure of North Korea Summit

John Bolton claims North Korea summit was not a failure

But Judiciary Chairman Rep. Jerold Nadler, who has been among those trying to keep Trump probes in sequence, said Sunday that the president had committed obstruction of justice.

Cohen, Trump's former personal attorney, testified before the House committee on government oversight on February 27.

The failure of President Trump's summit with Kim Jong Un revealed the fundamental weakness of Mr. Trump's strategy for addressing the growing nuclear threat from North Korea.

The spokesman said on Sunday that South Korea would pursue "behind-the-scenes" meetings with the North, possibly including sending a special envoy to Pyongyang.

"I don't know one expert on North Korea that thinks anything could have happened to Otto Warmbier without Kim Jon Un knowing about it ahead of time, do you disagree?"

"We hope that both countries will continue their dialogue and that their leaders meet again quickly to reach an agreement that was held off this time", Moon said in a Blue House meeting that was attended by his prime minister, spy chief and ministers of foreign affairs, defense and inter-Korean affairs.

The Pentagon said the move reflected the desire to reduce tension and support the diplomatic efforts to achieve complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula in a final, fully verified manner. North Korea is to restart the mothballed Yongbyon nuclear reactor that has been closed since 2007 in a move that could produce more plutonium for nuclear weapons as well as for domestic electricity production, its KCNA news agency said on April 2, 2013. Instead, he was presented by Mr. Kim with a patently unacceptable offer that left him no choice but to walk away.

Mr Bolton said he gives his advice and opinions to the president and Mr Trump "makes up his own mind".

Opponents of scrapping the drills warn that it could affect the combat readiness of US and South Korean forces and hand the North a strategic advantage on the divided peninsula.

"It was the sanctions that brought the North Koreans to the table".

The White House did not immediately respond to questions about why the hearing would have contributed to Trump's decision not to accept Kim's terms or whether members of the North Korean negotiating team indicated they were aware of the Cohen news coverage in the United States.

"There are those who said we lacked civility when I got up and talked about the President's Cabinet, and I said if you see them anywhere, if you see them at a restaurant, if you see them in a department store, even at a gasoline station, just tell them you're not welcome here or anywhere", Waters told the audience.

The U.N. Security Council has granted several exemptions to allow projects such as demining operations and a train survey to go forward.

"The reason I do not want military drills with South Korea is to save hundreds of millions of dollars for the USA for which we are not reimbursed", Trump tweeted Sunday.

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