Former NYC mayor: 3 Americans held by North Korea to be released

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Three Americans held in a North Korean prison are set to be released, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani said Thursday.

“We got Kim Jong Un impressed enough to be releasing three prisoners today,” Giuliani, a member of Trump’s legal team, said on “Fox & Friends.”

President Donald Trump teased an announcement about the prisoners’ impending release on Wednesday night and said the Obama administration had been unsuccessful in trying to free the “three hostages.” Two of the three Americans, however, were imprisoned during Trump’s presidency.

As of late Wednesday night, US officials did not have confirmation that the men had been released from North Korean detention camps. An official with knowledge of the ongoing negotiations told CNN on Wednesday that their release was “imminent.”

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