DC Daily: Trump says 'KOREAN WAR TO END' after historic meeting between leaders

DC Daily: Trump says 'KOREAN WAR TO END' after historic meeting between leaders
Posted at 9:02 AM, Apr 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-27 12:02:50-04

What's happening in the political world:

Trump applauds North and South Korea peace agreement
-- President Trump praised the historic meeting that took place Friday between North and South Korean leadership.

South Korean President Moon Jae-in met with North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un at the border of Panmunjom, and both promised to not only cease any nuclear weapons programs but also sign a treaty to end the decades-long Korean War.

Trump, who is set to meet with Kim Jong Un sometime in the next few weeks, spoke about the meeting on Twitter Friday.

He said, "After a furious year of missile launches and Nuclear testing, a historic meeting between North and South Korea is now taking place. Good things are happening, but only time will tell!"

The president later added, "KOREAN WAR TO END! The United States, and all of its GREAT people, should be very proud of what is now taking place in Korea!"

Trump also expressed gratitude towards Chinese President Xi Jinping for his role in the meeting between the Korean leaders.

"Please do not forget the great help that my good friend, President Xi of China, has given to the United States, particularly at the Border of North Korea. Without him it would have been a much longer, tougher, process!"

Read more

NYT report: Russian lawyer at Trump Tower meeting closedly tied to Kremlin
-- Newly published emails indicate that Natalia Veselnitskaya, the Russian lawyer who met with Trump campaign associates in 2016, once worked with Russia's chief legal office in an effort to thwart the Justice Department, The New York Times reported on Friday.

The newspaper notes that the disclosure suggests that the lawyer had closer ties to the Kremlin than she had previously suggested.

The Times reported that, according to an NBC News interview to be broadcast Friday, Veselnitskaya disclosed that she was a "source of information" for Russian Prosecutor General Yuri Chaika.

The Times said Chaika's office did not respond to requests for comment and that Veselnitskaya said she would respond in two weeks.

The June 2016 meeting at Trump Tower is an area of inquiry in special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into whether anyone from the Trump campaign colluded with Russians to meddle in the election.

Read more

Trump's Friday morning tweets
-- President Trump discussed several other topics on his Twitter timeline Friday.

Mueller probe's credibility eroding with GOP voters
-- Six in 10 Republican voters now believe special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation is unfair, a dramatic 15-point swing over the last six weeks amid escalating attacks from President Donald Trump.

A broad 61% of GOP voters say Mueller's probe into potential coordination between the Trump campaign and the Russian government during the 2016 presidential election is not being conducted fairly, up from just 46% who said the same in early March, according to a new Quinnipiac University survey released on Thursday.

Only one in four GOP voters, 26%, said they believe Mueller is conducting his investigation fairly, dropping from 36% over the same span. Six months ago, Republicans were essentially evenly split on whether the probe was fair.

Majorities of both Democrats, 79%, and independents, 58%, say they believe Mueller's probe is fair.

Read more

CNN contributed to this report