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National Security Adviser John Bolton denies U.S. is considering softer North Korea deal


National Security Adviser John Bolton is denying reports that the U.S. would accept if North Korea froze their nuclear program, rather than denuclearizing completely. This comes after President Trump made a surprise historic visit to the country Saturday. Gordon Chang, author of "Nuclear Showdown: North Korea Take on the World," and Daniel Lippman, co-author of Politico Playbook and Politico reporter, joined CBSN to discuss what's next between the two countries.

Former National Security Adviser John Bolton is raising questions about President Trump's fitness for office. CBS News senior national security contributor and former acting and deputy director of the CIA Michael Morell joins CBSN's "Red and Blue" to discuss.
President Donald Trump has been hit by new allegations from his own former National Security Adviser and longtime Republican John Bolton.

Trump revealed he didn't know the UK was a nuclear power during a meeting with former prime minister Theresa May, Mr Bolton claims in his new book 'The Room Where It Happened: A White House Memoir'.

The former adviser added that he could tell the question from the US president about the UK, which has long maintained a nuclear arsenal, 'was not intended as a joke.'

The US president responded by branding Mr Bolton a 'wacko', saying the book is 'made up of lies and fake stories'.

Another claim in Mr Bolton's book is that Mr Trump sought Chinese leader Xi Jinping's help to win the 2020 presidential election during a private meeting.
A federal judge has denied the Trump administration's attempt to block the upcoming publication of a book by former national security adviser John Bolton.
Former National Security Adviser John Bolton says President Trump has "no grand strategy" when it comes to making national security decisions. Fred Fleitz, the president and CEO of the Center for Security Policy and former chief of staff for the National Security Council under President Trump, joins CBSN's "Red and Blue" to discuss.

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