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Trump's North Korea credibility crisis

Tough talk on Pyongyang falls flat as domestic scandals linger

| North Korea

Three dramatic developments over recent days involving U.S. President Donald Trump's two-month old administration underscore how the world, and particularly Asia, have neared a dangerous inflection point. The stakes are as high as war and peace.

First came the remarkable congressional testimony by James Comey, director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Comey officially acknowledged that the FBI is investigating whether there was collusion between Trump campaign aides and Russian intelligence services to meddle in the 2016 American presidential election, and the probe could drag on for months or even years.

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