Bolton Confirms US Pledged To Pay Ransom To North Korea (Trump Has Called Ransom Report “Fake News”)

Axios reports:

National security adviser John Bolton confirmed on “Fox News Sunday” that a Trump administration official signed a document pledging to pay North Korea a $2 million hospital bill to release Otto Warmbier, but that no money was ultimately transferred.

President Trump called the Washington Post story that first reported the hospital bill “fake news,” though the report notably said it was “unclear” whether the administration actually ended up paying the bill. Nothing in the story has been proved inaccurate.