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Clapper's advice for Trump on North Korea: "The less said, the better"

Clapper. Photo: Bill O'Leary/The Washington Post via Getty Images

I asked James Clapper, whose new book "Facts and Fears" is out this week, how President Trump should proceed after the pre-summit breakdown with North Korea.

The bottom line: Clapper, who was an intelligence officer in Korea in the 1980s and three decades later served as Barack Obama's presidential envoy on a high-stakes trip to Pyongyang, is deeply familiar with the challenges posed by North Korea. He told me Trump should still aim for direct talks with Kim Jong-un, but should stay quiet on the issue in the meantime.