Published: Fri, September 28, 2018
Worldwide | By Lisa Hogan

Trump On Latest Kavanaugh Allegations: Dems Are Playing 'Horrible Con Game'

Trump On Latest Kavanaugh Allegations: Dems Are Playing 'Horrible Con Game'

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo attends a meeting of the United Nations Security Council during the 73rd session of the U.N. General Assembly, at U.N. headquarters, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018.

"The members of the council must set the example on that effort", he said after U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley earlier this month accused Russian Federation of cheating on U.N. sanctions on North Korea.

The Trump administration says China is stepping up covert and overt activities to stifle free speech, punish those who support the president's tough trade stance against China and interfere in the US political system.

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has expressed a willingness to meet with Kim to resolve the long-stalled issue over Japanese who were abducted by North Korean agents in the 1970s and 1980s.

Pompeo plans to travel to Pyongyang next month to set up a second summit between Trump and Kim.

Trump's remarks came a week after South Korean President Moon Jae-in revealed that he was told by North Korean leader Kim Jong-un that the regime was willing to give up its nuclear arsenal by the end of Trump's term in January 2021.

Trump cancelled his secretary of state's previously planned third trip in late August, blaming China for not helping to make sufficient progress on denuclearisation negotiations. During talks with South Korean President Moon Jae-in, the U.S. leader also had some nice words for the man he once branded "a madman".

Moon also announced Seoul would resume economic cooperation projects with Pyongyang to foster prosperity and reconciliation of the two Koreas.

"We must not forget what's brought us this far: the historic worldwide pressure campaign that this council has made possible through the sanctions that it imposed", Pompeo said.

Jin, a lawmaker from the ruling Democratic Party of Korea who replaced Chung Hyun Back, said she will redouble her efforts to recover the honor and dignity of the women, and suggested that she will also work on issues of gender discrimination and sex crimes.

Trump said that the Kavanaugh situation was "a very, very unsafe standard for our country", as "you are guilty until proven innocent". However, he said continuing the pressure campaign while demanding that North Korea denuclearize upfront would tie Washington's hands because it creates "a zero-sum game" with an "absolute winner" and an "absolute loser" that will not appeal to Pyongyang. In the 2005 "Access Hollywood" tape that repelled many Republicans when it became public during the 2016 election, Trump can be heard boasting of grabbing women by their genitals and kissing them without permission.

"I just showed a letter that I received yesterday from Chairman Kim, which is an extraordinary letter", Trump said.

Moon has been hinting that declaring peace on the peninsula, a move that will eventually lead to a peace treaty, is one of central "corresponding measures" that North Korea wants to move forward on.

After Pompeo met with Ri Yong Ho on Wednesday, Trump said he did not have a time frame for achieving the denuclearization of North Korea, stating, "We're not playing the time game".

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