US President Donald Trump claimed that he wouldn’t have let the CIA recruit Kim Jong Un’s half-brother Kim Jong Nam, who was killed in Malaysia in 2017, as an informant, yet a report by The Spectator, published on Wednesday, stated that President Trump is wrong.
“CIA can’t believe their ears when President Trump says that he wouldn’t let US intelligence spy on portly paranoiac Kim Jong Un,” says the report.
Trump told reporters that he “saw information about the CIA with regard to his brother or half-brother, and I would tell him that would not happen under my auspices.” Commenting on that statement, the report says that Trump probably does not read the PDB (President’s Daily Brief), the report prepared by the CIA for senior government officials. And if he did read the report, he would know that North Korea is a target of the US intelligence covert operations.
“The National Security Agency has listening posts in South Korea which intercept all communications. The CIA runs agents inside the secretive regime. Allies, including Japan and South Korea, and even, occasionally, China, all provide valuable intelligence,” states the report.