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David Lauter

David Lauter is the Los Angeles Times’ Washington bureau chief. He began writing news in Washington in 1981 and since then has covered Congress, the Supreme Court, the White House under Presidents George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton and four U.S. presidential campaigns. He lived in Los Angeles from 1995 to 2011, where he was The Times’ deputy Foreign editor, deputy Metro editor and then assistant managing editor responsible for California coverage.
Robert Mueller, Kim Jong Un and the psychology of the president

Whether by insight or coincidence, North Korea's leadership chose the one-year anniversary of Robert Mueller's appointment as special counsel to probe how eager President Trump is to make a deal. The answer: Very eager. The investigation and the negotiations framed this week.

Trump distances himself from key advisor's remark on North Korea, says summit planning continues

President Trump distanced himself Thursday from a controversial remark made by his National Security Adviser, John Bolton, which figured in North Korea’s threat to cancel the summit meeting planned for June, and said preparations for the  meeting are continuing.

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