South Korean President Moon Jae-in and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Photo: Pyeongyang Press Corps, Pool/Getty Images

South Korean President Moon Jae-in told reporters Thursday that North Korean leader Kim Jong-un would like a second summit with President Trump "at the earliest convenience in order to speed up the denuclearization process," reports the Washington Post.

The big picture: Moon just returned from a three-day summit with Kim in North Korea, during which they announced several agreements, including a pledge by Kim to allow international verifiers into the country and dismantle a key nuclear site if the U.S. takes "corresponding steps." Kim also requested that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visit North Korea and called for an official end to the Korean War by the end of the year.

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Appeals court allows House Democrats to continue lawsuit for Don McGahn testimony

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A D.C. appeals court on Friday allowed House Democrats to continue their case for testimony from former White House counsel Don McGahn before the House Judiciary Committee.

Why it matters, via the AP: McGahn was one of the most important witnesses in Robert Mueller's investigation. He appears on 66 pages of the Mueller report and played a central role in some of its juiciest revelations, including the fact that President Trump once asked him to fire Mueller.

There's little consensus on TikTok's specific national security threat

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TikTok has become a Rorschach test for how U.S. politicians view China, with little consensus on the specifics of its threat to homeland security.

The big picture: Much of what D.C. fears about TikTok is fear itself, and that's reflected in President Trump's executive order to ban the app by Sept. 20 if it's not sold by parent company ByteDance — alongside another focused on Chinese messaging app WeChat and its parent company Tencent.

U.S. sanctions Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam

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The Treasury Department on Friday placed sanctions on Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam, following months of tension as she has allowed continued overreach by Beijing to subvert Hong Kong's autonomy.

Why it matters: It's the toughest sanction yet imposed on China for its destruction of Hong Kong’s relatively free political system.