President Donald Trump, who arrived here on Tuesday for a nuclear summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, is desperate for a win.
At home, the fallout from special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into his campaign’s ties to Russia and possible obstruction of justice continues to spread. Trump’s domestic agenda is still suffering the after-effects of a 35-day government shutdown. And he’s fighting Congress and over a dozen states over his plan to transfer billions of federal dollars to build a wall on the U.S. border with Mexico.
Trump touched down in Hanoi around 9:00 a.m. ET, as Michael Cohen, his former lawyer, is set to testify for three days, beginning Tuesday, on Capitol Hill about the president’s business dealings, his efforts to influence the 2016 election and his level of compliance with tax laws.
After Trump’s first meeting with Kim last June, Trump boasted of getting North Korea to stop launching missiles while his own intelligence agencies warn Pyongyang is not committed to giving up its weapons program.