According to President Trump's personal attorney Rudy Guiliani, North Korea will release three American prisoners at some point on Thursday.
"We got Kim Jong Un impressed enough to be releasing three prisoners today," Guiliani said during an interview with Fox and Friends.
In an appearance on Fox and Friends, Giuliani seems to confirm that the U.S. captives will be released from North Korea Thursday pic.twitter.com/96eoEKfUre— Kate Riga (@Kate_Riga24) May 3, 2018
The Americans are Kim Hak-song Kim Dong Chul and Kim Sang Duk. Their families have been working with administration officials on their release from a North Korean labor camp.
Late Wednesday night, President Trump tweeted about the situation and urged people to "stay tuned."
As everybody is aware, the past Administration has long been asking for three hostages to be released from a North Korean Labor camp, but to no avail. Stay tuned!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) May 3, 2018
At this point, the White House and State Department haven't put out any official guidance or details about the potential release. When asked about the hostages Thursday morning, Press Secretary Sarah Sanders would not confirm the news.
Senior NSC official tells me: “We cannot confirm reports” about NoKo releasing American prisoners. This comes hours after @RudyGiuliani told Fox & Friends “We got Kim Jong Un impressed enough to be releasing three prisoners today.”— Gabby Morrongiello (@gabriellahope_) May 3, 2018
Meanwhile, President Trump suggested earlier this week his upcoming meeting with dictator Kim Jong Un could take place at the Peace House in the DMZ.
Numerous countries are being considered for the MEETING, but would Peace House/Freedom House, on the Border of North & South Korea, be a more Representative, Important and Lasting site than a third party country? Just asking!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 30, 2018