Fox News anchor Bret Baier said President Donald Trump's claim that his former lawyer was to blame for scuttling his North Korea summit was a "stretch" on Monday. Rep. Tom Malinowski (D-N.J.) announced Monday that he would introduce a resolution to Congress that will hold North Korea and Kim Jon Un responsible for Warmbier's death.
"He went from that isolation -saw no light of day outside of the borders of North Korea- to now this global player, certainly in the region and that gave him stature for him to walk in and do what he did in those hearings", Rogers said.
Bolton said the leaders left on good terms and that Trump made an important point to North Korea and other countries that negotiate with him.
"I tried to watch as much as I could", Trump said.
Trump and Kim met in Vietnam last week amid high expectations.
The facilities produce hard currency for North Korea's cash-starved economy and need approval from various bodies including the U.S. Treasury and United Nations Security Council to open up again.
"While I believe the United States-North Korea negotiations will eventually reach an agreement, it's never desirable for a vacuum in dialogue or stalemate to prolong", he said, urging South Korean officials to find ways so that Washington and Pyongyang can narrow their differences.
Bolton added, "So the president held firm to his view".
Some have been critical of Trump for letting Kim stand with him on the world stage given North Korea's poor human rights record.
Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, took issue with Bolton's response.
During the CBS interview, Bolton also headed off potential criticism that earlier diplomatic groundwork prior to the summit was supposed to negate the possibility of both sides walking away from the meetings without a deal.
Some analysts say the conversion to smaller exercises and simulations will weaken the allies' military readiness when North Korea has yet to take real steps toward disarmament. "Traditional diplomacy has failed in the last three administrations".
Yongbyon, long at the heart of the reclusive state's nuclear program, has seen its importance drop in recent years as North Korea turned to other secret facilities to produce fissile material for bombs and missiles that could carry a warhead to the US mainland.
An example of that non-traditional diplomacy was formally unveiled Sunday when South Korea and the USA announced they would not conduct massive springtime military drills and were replacing them with smaller exercises.
The Yongbyon site is "the foundation of North Korean nuclear facilities", he added.