denuclearization talks

Podcast: Why the Made-for-TV Summit With North Korea Flopped
CQ on Congress, Episode 104

South Koreans watch a television broadcast reporting North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s meeting Chinese President Xi Jinping at Seoul Railway Station in March. (Chung Sung-Jun/Getty Images file photo)

President Donald Trump's decision to cancel his planned summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un marks a failure of communications and messaging by both sides, says Jenny Town, managing editor of the think tank 38 North, a website that tracks developments in North Korea for the Stimson Center, a Washington think tank. Town explains what needs to be done for the two sides to negotiate in good faith while CQ cybersecurity editor Patrick Pexton explains how it's playing on Capitol Hill.

Show Notes:

Trump Conditionally Agrees to Mueller Interview, Again
President also says date and location set for North Korea meeting

President Donald Trump delivers remarks during the Lation Coalition's Legislative Summit at the J.W. Marriott March 7, 2018 in Washington, D.C. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

President Donald Trump said Friday that he would “love to speak” to special counsel Robert S. Mueller III and would go against his attorneys’ advice not to if he thought the interview process would be fair.

“If I thought it was fair I would override my lawyers,” the president told reporters at the White House before leaving for a trip to Texas.