TRUMP SUMMIT: North Korea says it may be a no-show if ‘sinister’ US insists it give up nukes

Washington, D.C. — North Korea on Wednesday said it may reconsider attending a much-anticipated summit with the United States if the Trump administration continues to insist on North Korea giving up its nuclear program.

Quoting first vice minister of foreign affairs Kim Kye Gwan, North Korea’s central news agency said the fate of the scheduled June 12 U.S.-North Korea summit remains unclear as long as Washington continues to push for denuclearization of the rogue state.

The statement, which added U.S. President Donald Trump would remain a “failed president” if fails to come to an agreement with North Korea, was met with a cool reaction by Trump.

Speaking to reporters at the White House Wednesday, the president vowed he would not back down on insisting the regime dismantle its nuclear program and hinted that North Korea may be testing its limits. Asked if leader Kim Jong-un is bluffing by suggesting he could pull out of the summit, Trump responded, “we’ll see what happens.”

“We haven’t been notified at all,” the president said.

In an unlikely message of support, Senate Democrat Chuck Schumer of New York urged Trump Wednesday to stand firm with North Korea and not to give Kim “anything for free.” In a tweeted statement, the Senate minority leader said, “We must be strong, and we must be resolute — this exercise should move forward.”

The State Department has said it will continue to plan for the summit until or unless it is notified that the meeting has been called off.

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‘HE GAVE ME MY FIRST INJECTION’: Family wants answers after male escort dies of drug overdose at home of high level Hillary backer

WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA — The family of Gemmel Moore says they’re still seeking answers more than 6 months after the male escort was found dead inside the home of a top ranking DNC donor.

Moore, 26, was discovered dead July 27, 2017 inside the home of Ed Buck, a high profile supporter of Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama.

Despite the Los Angeles County Coroner’s office ruling Moor’s death an accidental methamphetamine overdose, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department homicide division announced on Aug. 14 that they would investigate the death as a criminal matter after Moore’s family disputed the coroner’s findings.

According to the coroner’s official report, dated July 31, Buck’s home contained vast amounts of discarded drug paraphernalia. The report cites 24 syringes containing brown residue, five glass pipes with white residue and burn marks, a plastic straw with possible white residue, clear plastic bags with white powdery residue and a clear plastic bag containing a piece of crystal-like substance being discovered by investigators.

The report also contains a witness statement from a woman who claimed Moore told her someone (whose name has been redacted) tied him up “over a year ago” and “held him against his will” inside Buck’s apartment.

A key piece of evidence that investigators have recovered is a journal kept by Moore prior to his death in which he details his drug use with Buck.

“I honestly don’t know what to do. I’ve become addicted to drugs and the worst one at that,” a December entry prior to Moore’s death reads. “Ed Buck is the one to thank. He gave me my first injection of crystal meth it was very painful, but after all the troubles, I became addicted…”

Moore’s final journal entry dated December 3, 2016, reads: “If it didn’t hurt so bad, I’d kill myself, but I’ll let Ed Buck do it for now.”

Seymour Amster, Buck’s attorney, denies his client’s culpability.

“There’s nothing there. As we always stated, this was an accidental overdose that Ed Buck had nothing to do with and it’s a tragedy,” Amster told Fox News (https://tinyurl.com/yam2jfa9) . “The coroner has not changed his opinion from an accidental death. Until that happens, and that’s not going to happen, we’re done.”

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DYSFUNCTIONAL WEINER: Disgraced Democratic Rep sentenced to 21 months in teen sexting case

NEW YORK, N.Y. — Former Democratic Representative Anthony Weiner was sentenced on Monday to 21 months in prison for sexting a 15-year-old girl.

The estranged husband of Hillary Clinton aide Huma Abedin walked silently into a Manhattan Federal Court, refusing to comment to a sea of reporters as he awaited his fate. Weiner, 53, pled guilty in May to one count of transferring obscene material to a minor and had faced up to 10 years in prison.

Inside the courthouse, Weiner cried as prosecutors read aloud the allegations against him.

“With full knowledge that he was communicating with a real 15-year-old girl, the defendant asked her to engage in sexually explicit conduct via Skype and Snapchat, where her body was on display, and where she was asked to sexually perform for him,” they said.

“I was a very sick man for a very long time,” Weiner said as he addressed the court. “I acted not only unlawfully but immorally, and if I had done the right thing, I would not be standing before you today.”

“The prosecutors are skeptical that I have truly changed and I don’t blame them,” he continued. “I repeatedly acted in an obviously destructive way when I was caught. I victimized a young person who deserved better. I am not asking that I be trusted … I ask you for the opportunity on probation to keep my sworn oath.”

But the Federal Judge assigned to hear the case, Denise L. Cote, turned a deaf ear to Weiner’s pleas for leniency, telling the former Congressman that what he did was “a serious crime that deserves serious punishment.”

Although Cote praised Weiner’s decision to seek treatment for sex addiction after his arrest last May, she said she remains concerned that Weiner may offend once again.

“The difficulty here,” Judge Cote said, “is that this is a very strong compulsion.” It was so strong, she added, that despite “two very public disclosures and the destruction of his career on two occasions, he continued with the activity.”

In their recommendation to the court, Federal prosecutors demanded jail time in lieu of probation.

“Although the defendant’s self-destructive path from United States congressman to felon is indisputably sad,” the prosecutors wrote, “his crime is serious and his demonstrated need for deterrence is real.”

The judge concurred and sentenced Weiner to 21 months. In addition to the prison term, Weiner was sentenced to three years of supervised release, given a $10,000 fine, and was required to forfeit his iPhone. He was ordered to surrender to prison on Nov. 6.

Shortly after Weiner’s sentencing was announced, acting Manhattan U.S. Attorney Joon H. Kim issued a statement reading:

“Anthony Weiner, a former Congressman and candidate for Mayor, asked a girl who he knew to be 15 years old to display her naked body and engage in sexually explicit behavior for him online. Justice demands that this type of conduct be prosecuted and punished with time in prison. Today, Anthony Weiner received a just sentence that was appropriate for his crime.”

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