The Republican lawmaker tried lauding the former president’s questionable foreign diplomacy skills on CNN.
The Army private has been detained by U.S. military and is facing charges including desertion and possessing sexual images of a child.
Tech workers contracting with U.S. companies have secretly sent millions of dollars to North Korea to fund its ballistic missile program, the FBI says.
Pvt. Travis King King bolted into the North while on a tour of the southern side of an inter-Korean truce village.
The two leaders’ interests are aligning in the face of their separate, intensifying confrontations with the United States.
The meeting has sparked Western concerns about a potential arms deal for Moscow’s war in Ukraine.
The two leaders are expected to discuss North Korean supplies to assist Russia in its ongoing war in Ukraine.
Estimates say the reclusive and isolated Asian country has tens of millions of artillery shells and rockets that could give a huge boost to the Russian army.
The New York Times on Monday reported that Kim is planning to travel to Russia, likely using an armored train, this month to hold talks with the Russian president.
North Korea says a U.S. soldier who bolted into the North last month did so after being disillusioned at the inequality of American society.