President Donald Trump said that the House hearing of his previous legal counselor and fixer Michael Cohen added to his choice to leave dealings with North Korea’s Kim Jong Un, in a new clarification for the fallen talks between the leaders.
Trump’s record on Sunday contrasted from his clarification a week ago, when the president said that he left converses with Kim on the grounds that the North Korean leader’s demand for assents alleviation was unsatisfactory.
It stays vague whether the Cohen hearing influenced Trump’s reasoning or Kim’s leverage. The White House didn’t promptly react to ask for comment on how the hearing added to the inability to achieve an assention.
On Wednesday, Cohen affirmed before the House Oversight and Reform Committee about Trump’s misdeeds, while the president was in Vietnam to consult with Kim. Trump told the press on Thursday that he had “tried to watch as much as I could” of the hearing.