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Merkel doesn't see a "military solution" to North Korea

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German Chancellor Angela Merkel condemned President Trump's rising threats against North Korea, The Hill reports. At a press conference in Berlin she called for the issue to be resolved through diplomacy, arguing that she does "not see a military solution to this problem." She added:

"I believe that, am firmly convinced that an escalation of rhetoric will not contribute to a solution of this conflict ... Germany will be intensively involved with potential solutions that we see, not of a military manner. But the escalation of rhetoric I hold as the wrong answer."
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Source: McCabe gave interview, memos to Mueller

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Mueller after briefing members of Congress on Capitol Hill last year. Photo: Saul Loeb / AFP / Getty Images

Andrew McCabe, the former FBI deputy director who was fired Friday night, has met with special counsel Robert Mueller's team and has turned over memos detailing interactions with President Trump, according to a source familiar with the exchange.

  • McCabe's interview with Mueller's prosecutors apparently included what he knows about former FBI director James Comey's firing.

The bottom line: The memos include corroboration by McCabe of Comey's account of his own firing by Trump, according to the source.

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Comey to Trump: America "will hear my story very soon"

Trump shakes hands with Comey at the White House last year. Photo: Andrew Harrer-Pool / Getty Images

Former FBI Director James Comey tweeted a pointed message to President Trump this afternoon after the firing of former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe:

Between the lines: Comey's book comes out April 17.