President Trump said he based his decision on “open hostility” from North Korea, which had also threatened to walk away from the June 12 summit. South Korea’s government seemed blindsided. “It is difficult to deal with these sensitive and difficult diplomatic problems with this current way of communicating,” President Moon Jae-in said.
In the 65 years since hostilities in the Korean War ended, North Korea has had three leaders, and the United States has cycled through 12 presidents. No sitting American president has ever met his North Korean counterpart. That was supposed to change in June.
By Adam Taylor, Katie Mettler and Nick Kirkpatrick
Justice Department and intelligence officials briefed lawmakers on a confidential source who aided in the probe into whether the Trump campaign coordinated with Russia, attempting to defuse a partisan conflict over the issue. It was not immediately clear whether any of the information provided would allay conservatives’ concerns.
The exact charges against the disgraced movie mogul are still unclear, but multiple reports say they will relate to accusations from at least one woman who said Weinstein forced her to perform oral sex on him in 2004, as detailed in an October story in the New Yorker.
Critics see little more than a symbolic gesture in the pardon of the black boxer, who was convicted in 1913 under federal legislation that Jim Crow-era prosecutors often used as a type of anti-miscegenation law.