James Clapper: "I've Long Been An Advocate Of Involving Dennis Rodman" In North Korean Diplomatic Efforts


Former DNI James Clapper told CNN's Chris Cuomo on Monday he has long been a supporter of former NBA player Dennis Rodman's involvement in U.S.-North Korean diplomatic affairs.

CHRIS CUOMO, CNN HOST: So, let's get to Jim Clapper, former head of the director of national intelligence here.

So, first things first. We hear that Dennis Rodman, we have him on the show later on may have given Kim's men in New York, Trump’s book "The Art of the Deal," and that he read it. Significant to you?

JAMES CLAPPER, FMR. DIRECTOR OF NATIONAL INTELLIGENCE: Yes, it is, I have long been an advocate of involving Dennis Rodman in a --

CUOMO: So, Jim Clapper, the former head of -- the former DNI, the director of national intelligence, you saw Dennis Rodman as relevant?

CLAPPER: I do. He is a unique person since he has a relationship with both Kim Jong-un and with Donald Trump and obviously has great rapport with Kim Jong-un who is a basketball fanatic himself. So, I think that there is potential here to engage Dennis Rodman in a serious way in promoting this relationship.

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