The US President Donald Trump refused to believe in the report of the special services that the DPRK has missiles capable of reaching American territory. This was stated in an interview with CBS the former acting head of the FBI Andrew McCabe.
According to him, at one of the briefings, the special services provided the President with information on North Korea’s Intercontinental ballistic missiles. According to McCabe, Trump refused to believe his intelligence agencies because “the President Putin told him that North Koreans don’t actually have such missiles.”
Intelligence officials told Trump that this information does not converge with their data, to which the President replied: “I do not care. I believe Putin”.
Andrew McCabe himself was not present at the briefing. He knows about the incident from one of the FBI employees. When the briefing took place is unknown.
In June 2018, the US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-UN held their first joint meeting, at which they signed a document on their readiness to work together “on the full denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.” In February 2019, the second meeting of the leaders of the DPRK and the USA is to be held.