On Wednesday, Fox News host Shepard Smith disputed President Donald Trump’s suggestion that the nuclear threat presented by the North Korean regime has been largely neutralized.
Following the summit in Singapore, President Trump made some questionable claims about his alleged diplomatic victory.
“There’s no longer a nuclear threat from North Korea. Meeting with Kim Jong-un was an interesting and very positive experience. North Korea has great potential for the future,” the President said.
Smith begged to differ.
“Well, obviously part of that is not right. The nuke threat is very real. The joint statement both President Trump and dictator Kim Jong-un signed yesterday failed to lay out how North Korea will give up their nukes,” he said.
“Or how the U.S. and its allies will check to make sure that North Korea is keeping up its end of the bargain. The North Koreans haven’t admitted what they have, much less when and how they’ll supposedly get rid of them. A clear reading of the facts indicate the president made concessions in return for nothing concrete.”
Vindman blows up Jim Jordan’s smear of his service by reading glowing performance review
Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman on Tuesday shut down an attempt by Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) to question his service to his country by reading a glowing performance review given to him by former National Security Council staffer Fiona Hill.
During his questioning, Jordan quoted testimony from fellow impeachment inquiry witness Tim Morrison, who said he "had concerns about Lt. Col. Vindman's judgment" and said those concerns were also shared by Hill.
Jordan asked Vindman why his colleagues would question his judgement -- and the lieutenant colonel proceeded to read directly from Hill's final performance review of his work.
‘You can hear Republican talking points disintegrating’ during Vindman testimony: CNN’s Toobin
The testimonies of Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman and State Department official Jennifer Williams on Tuesday offered damaging accounts of their concerns about President Donald Trump's efforts to pressure the Ukrainian government to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden.
CNN legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin came away impressed by the two officials' testimony, and he said they made a significant dent into the Republican Party's strategy to defend Trump.
"There was a sound you can hear during a lot of the testimony today, which was Republican talking points disintegrating, like crystals falling apart," he said.
‘I’m an American’: Lt Col Vindman laughs off GOP counsel’s attempts to question his loyalty
Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman laughed off questions about an offer by a Ukrainian official to serve as that country's defense minister.
The Soviet-born Vindman, who emigrated to the U.S. as a child and later served in the Iraq War, agreed that a Ukrainian official had offered him the government position three times during an official visit for the inauguration of the country's new president, Volodymyr Zelensky.
"I don't know (why the position was offered), but every single time I dismissed it," Vindman said. "Upon returning I notified my chain of command and the appropriate counter-intelligence folks about the offer."