James Clapper says he wanted Dennis Rodman to be involved in America’s communications with North Korea back when he was DNI chief.
Clapper spoke to CNN’s Chris Cuomo tonight, and they reflected on the fact that Rodman is one of the few people on Earth who has a personal connection to both Kim Jong Un and President Donald Trump. As Clapper discussed the impact Rodman might’ve had weeks ago when he met North Korea’s envoy to the U.S., Clapper told an astonished Cuomo, “I have long been an advocate of involving Dennis Rodman,” in talks with the rogue regime.
Cuomo pressed him to go on, so Clapper insisted that he saw a real “potential” to engage Rodman in their work, given his strange friendliness with the North Korean dictator.
Rodman was on CNN tonight as well, which led to an…um, odd interview as he talked about North Korea and the ongoing denuclearization summit. Clapper reappeared after that interview concluded, and he insisted that “there’s more depth to [Rodman] than meets the eye.”
Watch above, via CNN.
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