Quantcast
Connect with us

US intel officials fear Kim Jong-un will flatter Trump and get him to accept a ‘crazy deal’: report

Published

on

American intelligence officials are telling NBC News that they are deeply concerned that President Donald Trump’s personal affection for North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un could lead him to make major concessions without getting anything in return.

Even though Trump last year infamously declared that North Korea is “no longer” a nuclear threat, intelligence officials are increasingly pessimistic that Kim will ever give up his nuclear arsenal, no matter what Trump gives him to do so.

ADVERTISEMENT

“One of the worst possible outcomes is he makes some crazy deal pledging to withdraw U.S. troops for a vague promise of denuclearization,” one former senior U.S. intelligence official said.

Trump so far has given contradictory signals about whether he would consider withdrawing forces from South Korea. Last week, he initially said that withdrawing troops “is not one of the things on the table” before later saying that “everything is on the table.”

Officials also fear that Trump and Kim could announce the formal end of the Korean War, which they say would be tantamount to “de facto U.S. recognition of North Korea as a nuclear state,” NBC News reports.

Trump has often spoken glowingly of his relationship with Kim and he regularly boasts of the “love letters” that the North Korean leader has sent to him ever since their historic summit last year.


Report typos and corrections to: [email protected].
READ COMMENTS - JOIN THE DISCUSSION
Continue Reading

2020 Election

HBO’s Maher taunts Trump fans over president hiding in a bunker from protesters: ‘Is America great enough for you yet?’

Published

on

In his opening monologue on Friday night, HBO "Real Time" host Bill Maher both ridiculed Donald Trump and taunted his fans over reports the president was whisked away to an underground bunker to protect him from anti-police brutality protesters.

According to the HBO comedian, "As soon as some shit started outside the White House he went straight to the bunker, five floors below ground. He says he wasn't hiding, he said, I love this, it was more of an inspection -- and he didn't piss himself, he was watering his shoes."

"I tell you, deranged authoritarians and bunkers, always a winning combination," he added.

Continue Reading

Breaking Banner

Bill Barr and Trump desperately want to blame Antifa for violence — but they’re coming up dry so far

Published

on

President Donald Trump has turned his wrath on Antifa during the George Floyd protests, demanding Antifa be labeled a terrorist organization and accusing the movement of committing acts of violence at demonstrations. But journalists William Bredderman and Spencer Ackerman, in the Daily Beast, threw cold this week on efforts to blame the leftist group.

They found that “none of the 22 criminal complaints representing the first wave of protest charges mention Antifa in any way.”

Continue Reading
 

2020 Election

Fox News poll spells doom for GOP in Arizona

Published

on

The GOP's chances in Arizona have not looked this bad in years.

This article first appeared in Salon.

A new Fox News poll of registered voters in the Grand Canyon State shows Democrat Mark Kelly miles ahead of Republican Sen. Martha McSally — 50% to 37% — with 8% undecided.

Further, McSally's problems appear to come from within her own party. While Kelly enjoys the support of nearly 90% of Democrats, only 73% of Arizona Republicans back McSally.

Continue Reading
 
 
You need honest news coverage. Help us deliver it. Join Raw Story Investigates for $1. Go ad-free.
close-image