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Crying Chuck Schumer’s Hypocrisy On North Korea Summit

The Senate’s Democratic Minority Leader Crying Chuck Schumer and six other Democrats recently sent President Trump a letter outlining what they claim are five necessary ingredients of any nuclear deal with North Korea: "the dismantlement and removal" of all chemical and biological as well as nuclear weapons from North Korea; an irreversible end to testing and research as part of that nation's nuclear program; restrictions on ballistic missile work; verifiable inspections; and permanent status for all terms.

You can read the letter signed by Schumer and Democratic Senators Robert Menendez (NJ), Mark Warner Chuck Schumer(VA), Richard Durbin (IL), Dianne Feinstein (CA), Patrick Leahy (VT) and Sherrod Brown (OH) through this link.

"If the deal doesn’t live up to these standards, then the president should not expect Democratic support in the Senate if he tries to lift sanctions" on North Korea, Schumer (D-N.Y.) told POLITICO’s Elana Schor.

Ms. Schor reports that Schumer later added that if Trump reaches a deal that offers sanctions relief without sufficient denuclearization commitments, "we hope" that Republicans would also consider blocking the president.

Democrats also demanded that President Trump engage lawmakers throughout the process, reported Ms. Schor, including by providing "regular and substantive briefings" through both the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and the National Security Working Group, a bipartisan forum established more than 30 years ago for the upper chamber to weigh in on arms control, anti-terrorism and other issues.

Joe Gould of Military Times reports Schumer later cautioned the President against withdrawing any American troops from Korea, saying “To pull troops out at the beginning before anything else is done would be a very big mistake and the wrong signal… You have to see what the agreement is and how things are progressing. Removing troops early on would be a terrible signal to our allies and a terrible signal to North Korea itself.”

Given the Democrats’ distinct lack of interest in imposing the same conditions on Obama’s secret negotiations of the nuclear weapons deal with the Islamic Republic of Iran this would be hilariously hypocritical, if it wasn’t so destructive.

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Sunday told reporters en route to Washington, D.C., from the Shangri-La Dialogue security conference, that the 28,000 U.S. troops in South Korea are, “not going anywhere” reported Gould.

Trump, too, told reporters last month the troops would not be bargaining chip, “at this moment,” adding that he would “at some point in the future, I’d like to save the money,” associated with the arrangement in place since the 1953 Korean War armistice noted Gould.

What’s more, back in April North Korea has dropped its demand that American troops be removed from South Korea as a condition for giving up its nuclear weapons, so Schumer’s warning to Trump was a complete non sequitur.

President Trump has given no indication that he is interested in a deal for the sake of a deal – indeed he has made it quite clear that, as White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders reiterated to reporters Monday that the administration has no plans to remove "very powerful" sanctions "unless North Korea denuclearized."

And Trump himself has underscored that the meeting slated for next week in Singapore is only the beginning of talks with North Korea and has consistently portrayed next week's Trump-Kim meeting as only the first step in a process.

Moreover, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has suggested that an ultimate product might take the form of a treaty — which would be subject to a Senate vote – unlike Obama’s secret deal with the mullahs.

It should never be forgotten that the Obama administration declined to submit the 2015 Iran nuclear pact for the Senate's approval as a treaty, though ultimately an anti-constitutional show vote was arranged that allowed lawmakers to review parts of that deal. The secret annexes to it have never been disclosed, even to the top leaders of Congress, or anyone else outside of the closed circle of Obama confidants who negotiated it.

Crying Chuck Schumer’s letter to President Trump is merely one more example of how desperate Democrats are to politicize and then torpedo anything Trump does. If the President really wanted to play the same game, he should announce that he was willing to give the North Koreans the same deal Obama gave the Iranians and watch the Democrats squirm.

Fortunately, President Trump has shown that, as his White House Chief of Staff General John Kelly put it, he has his eyes wide open on North Korea, and he doesn’t need any advice from Crying Chuck on what a good deal with Kim Jong-Un looks like.

George Rasley is editor of Richard Viguerie's and is a veteran of over 300 political campaigns. A member of American MENSA, he served on the staff of Vice President Dan Quayle, as Director of Policy and Communication for Congressman Adam Putnam (FL-12) then Vice Chairman of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee's Subcommittee on National Security and Foreign Affairs, and as spokesman for Rep. Mac Thornberry now-Chairman of the House Armed Services Committee.

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It's hard to believe anything that schumer says. After all, he's such a hypocrite and on top of that he's proven to the public that he won't work with Trump yet he says he wants to. This is one crook that I despise and wish...woop's, don't want to go there!

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Trump should ask all right already Schumer if he would like to make the same deal with North Korea that Hussein made with Iran. This is the same two faced liberal who conveniently looked the other way while Hussein went right off the deep end with an unsigned Iran treaty, isn't it? Indeed. Schumer speaks. People laugh.