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Pompeo 'got along really well' with Kim Jong Un, Trump says

President chooses CIA spies over diplomats to lead negotiations

CIA Director Mike Pompeo met with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un ahead of a planned summit between Kim and U.S. President Donald Trump.   © Reuters

PALM BEACH, U.S. -- President Donald Trump confirmed reports that CIA Director Mike Pompeo traveled to North Korea to meet with its leader, Kim Jong Un, as the intelligence agency plays an outsize role toward making a first-ever summit between the two nations a reality.

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