CIA Director and Secretary of State nominee Mike Pompeo met with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un over Easter weekend to negotiate terms for an upcoming summit between President Trump and Kim Jong Un.
CIA Director Mike Pompeo met with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un over Easter weekend in an effort to lay the groundwork for a summit between Kim and President Trump, Fox News has confirmed.
Pompeo’s trip, which was first reported by The Washington Post, came to light hours after Trump told reporters that the U.S. and North Korea are holding direct talks at “extremely high levels” in preparation for what would be an extraordinary meeting following months of heated rhetoric over Pyongyang’s nuclear weapons program.
Though the White House did not initially comment on the reports, Trump acknowledged the meeting in a Wednesday morning tweet, saying it went well.
“Mike Pompeo met with Kim Jong Un in North Korea last week. Meeting went very smoothly and a good relationship was formed. Details of Summit are being worked out now. Denuclearization will be a great thing for World, but also for North Korea!” he tweeted.
President Trump’s decision to have Director Pompeo negotiate with Kim Jong Un shows how much he trusts him with the most sensitive diplomatic assignments. Senate Democrats should stop playing politics with Mike Pompeo’s nomination and vote to confirm him so he and President Trump can continue to protect our national security interests!