HANOI – President Donald Trump opened an historic second summit with Kim Jong Un here Wednesday by pledging to push for North Korean denuclearization, even as he faced a political firestorm at home that threatens to eclipse any progress.
“I think it’ll be very successful,” Trump said as he and Kim posed for the cameras, proclaiming that he and his North Korean counterpart have a “great relationship.” At another photo opportunity, Kim said he is certain of an outcome “that will be welcomed by all people,” and “I will do my best to make that happen.”
But Trump’s diplomatic efforts come as his former personal attorney, Michael Cohen, is expected to allege “criminal conduct” by the president in his first public testimony later Wednesday before Congress.
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