Joe Donnelly

Trump says CIA director had a 'great meeting' with North Korea's Kim Jong Un

Trump says CIA director had a 'great meeting' with North Korea's Kim Jong Un

President Trump confirmed Wednesday that CIA Director Mike Pompeo held a secret summit-planning meeting with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un, an assignment the White House hoped would boost Pompeo’s standing ahead of what is expected to be a close Senate vote to confirm him as secretary of State.

Pompeo "just left North Korea, had a great meeting with Kim Jong Un and got along with him really well, really great,” Trump told reporters amid his two-day summit with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in Palm Beach, Fla. “He is that kind of a guy — he is very smart but he gets along with people."

Trump tweeted earlier Wednesday that the meeting in North Korea was a prelude to a...

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