DC Daily: Trump says North Korea has 'one-time shot'

DC Daily: Trump says North Korea has 'one-time shot'
Posted at 11:32 AM, Jun 09, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-09 14:32:24-04

Here's what's happening in the political world today, Saturday, June 9, 2018.

Trump: North Korea's Kim has a "one-time shot" at peace

-- President Donald Trump said North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has a "one-time shot" at achieving peace with the upcoming summit in Singapore.

"I feel that Kim Jong Un wants to do something great for his people," Trump said during the G7 Summit in Canada, CNN reported. "And he has that opportunity, and he won't have that opportunity again."

Though trying to strike an optimistic outlook, at the same time, Trump said there's a "good chance" the meeting would not work out and said he would know whether or not that happens almost immediately.

"I think within the first minute I'll know," Trump said.

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Justice Department won't defend DACA in Texas lawsuit

-- The Department of Justice won't defend the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals in a federal lawsuit by Texas and six other states challenging the program's constitutionality.

The DOJ said the DACA policy is unlawful and is "an open-ended circumvention of immigration laws."

While Trump moved to end the program granting protections to young, undocumented immigrants who come to the US as children, federal courts have blocked him for the time being.

Karen Tumlin, legal director of the National Immigration Law Center, said the DOJ's position was not a surprise.

"Reminder: this is the same administration that ended DACA without a coherent legal basis and without care for DACA recipients," Tumlin wrote on Twitter.

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WaPo: Chinese hackers steal massive amount of U.S. Navy data

-- Chinese hackers stole a massive amount of sensitive data from the U.S. Navy, including plans for a supersonic anti-ship missile.

The hacking took place in January and February, according to the Washington Post, but it's unclear what contractor was targeted.

"Per federal regulations, there are measures in place that require companies to notify the government when a 'cyber incident' has occurred that has actual or potential adverse effects on their networks that contain controlled unclassified information," Navy Lt. Marycate Walsh said in a statement. "It would be inappropriate to discuss further details at this time."

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