But in order to look forward on the path to peace, we must first ask what went wrong in Hanoi. Why did Trump quit the negotiating table even before the planned state lunch, refusing even to issue the previously prepared formal Hanoi declaration and declaring instead that “no deal is better than a bad deal”? Before the Hanoi summit, the path to peace on the Korean peninsula had looked promising. Trump called Kim Jung-un a great leader of a country with a bright future as an economic powerhouse. He added that he and Kim had a special relationship and would work together on Korean denuclearisation without the need to rush. The sweet atmosphere lasted right up until dinner in Hanoi on February 27, so what caused it to suddenly sour the next day? No one seems to know; even those at the negotiating table have no clear answer. On the afternoon of February 28 at the JW Marriott Hotel, Trump said the talks had collapsed because North Korea pushed to have all economic … [Read more...] about Will Korean peace be achieved in Thailand?
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WASHINGTON: President Donald Trump is restructuring his legal team with lawyers more at home in a courtroom than a television studio as he shifts from dealing with Special Counsel Robert Mueller to battling Democratic-led investigations in the US Congress.The long-time leaders of Trump's team - Jay Sekulow and Rudy Giuliani - remain in place. But other attorneys, known for their litigation skills, are taking on larger roles on the team: William Consovoy, Patrick Strawbridge, Marc Mukasey and Stefan Passantino.The first legal offensive from Consovoy and Strawbridge has encountered early setbacks. Their law firm, Consovoy McCarthy, filed two lawsuits in April on behalf of Trump intended to block congressional subpoenas seeking the Republican president's personal financial records, but both were rejected last week by federal judges. Trump is appealing those decisions, and House Democrats agreed not to enforce the subpoenas during that process. Some lawyers scoffed at … [Read more...] about For battles with US Congress, Trump reshapes legal defence team