FOX NEWS FIRST: Trump wants 'new chapter' as Kim Jong Un agrees to complete denuclearization; Rodman slams Obama

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Developing now, Tuesday, June 12, 2018

  • President Trump and Kim Jong Un sign a 'comprehensive document' where the North Korean leader commits to 'complete denuclearization' of the Korean Peninsula during their groundbreaking summit in Singapore. Trump hopes to start a ‘new chapter’ between the U.S. and North Korea
  • TUNE IN: Don't miss Sean Hannity's exclusive interview with President Trump on "Hannity" Tuesday at 9 p.m. ET
  • An emotional Dennis Rodman praises Trump's meeting with Kim in a TV interview and blasts former President Obama for not taking the North Korean leader seriously 
  • Tuesday's primaries will focus on gubernatorial races in three states - Maine, Nevada and South Carolina
  • Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley and the Justice Department are battling over Grassley's request to speak to the FBI agent who was key the indictment against former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn in the Russia investigation

THE LEAD STORY - HISTORY MADE IN SINGAPORE: President Trump and Kim Jong Un signed a "comprehensive document" where the North Korean leader committed to complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula during their historic summit in Singapore... Trump thanked Kim for "for taking the first bold step toward a bright new future for his people.” He said he hoped “to start a new history” and write a new chapter” between the United States and North Korea.

No one could take their eyes off Trump and Kim, whose summit was the first between a sitting U.S. president and a North Korean leader. The historic agreement came after the two leaders held several meetings throughout the day. Trump was asked by a reporter if Kim agreed to denuclearize and he said, “We are starting that process very quickly.” Trump did not refer to the document as a treaty or agreement. The joint declaration states that the U.S. has committed to providing "security guarantees" to Pyongyang.

It's unclear exactly what Trump has promised Kim in terms of security. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo declined to say Monday whether guarantees might include withdrawing U.S. troops from the Korean Peninsula. Kim, who was sitting alongside Trump, said through a translator, “We had a historic meeting and decided to leave the past behind.” A reporter asked Trump if he would be willing to invite Kim to the White House and he responded, “Absolutely I would.”

WEEPING 'WORM' SLAM-DUNKS OBAMA: Dennis Rodman, NBA Hall of Famer and longtime friend of Kim Jong Un who has visited North Korea several times, broke down in tears during a televised interview early Tuesday as President Trump and Kim held their historic summit ... In a dramatic interview with CNN's Chris Cuomo that quickly became emotionally charged, Rodman, wearing a red "Make America Great Again" hat, blasted former President Barack Obama for not taking the North Korean leader seriously. Five years ago, Rodman said, Kim told Rodman "certain things" to relay to Obama concerning potential negotiations, but the former president "didn't even give me the time of day -- he just brushed me off, but that didn't deter me."

GOVERNORS RACES IN THE SPOTLIGHT: It’s all about the race for governor in Tuesday’s primaries in Maine, Nevada and South Carolina ... While a couple Senate contests in states voting Tuesday are considered competitive in November's general elections, the primaries for those seats aren't quite so dramatic. The gubernatorial primary races, meanwhile, are stealing the Tuesday show. President Trump will be a factor in Republican elections in South Carolina. Republican Gov. Henry McMaster, an early Trump supporter in 2016 when he was lieutenant governor, has the president's backing but faces challenges from four other gubernatorial candidates.

REVISITING THE MICHAEL FLYNN CASE: Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley isn't backing down as the Justice Department rebuffs his repeated attempts to speak with the FBI agent whose interview with Michael Flynn was used to indict the ex-national security adviser in the Russia probe ... “This is no ordinary criminal case,” Grassley, R-Iowa, wrote in a June 6 letter to Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. “Congress has a right to know the full story and to know it now.”  Grassley is pressing his request anew after the DOJ once again rejected his bid to speak with FBI Agent Joe Pientka and to obtain the FBI’s records of the interview.  Flynn pleaded guilty in Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia probe to making false statements to the FBI in that interview. He also lost his job at the White House after he was said to have misled Vice President Pence about a discussion with then-Russian ambassador Sergey Kislyak.

AS SEEN ON FOX NEWS

A NEW FUTURE: "The past does not have to define the future."  – President Trump, addressing reporters, his hope for the future after his summit with Kim Jong Un. WATCH

CLOSING A CHAPTER: "We had a historic meeting and decided to leave the past behind ... the world will see a major change." – North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, through a translator, reflecting on his summit with Trump before reporters at a press conference. WATCH

THE SWAMP

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Backlash after Bill Clinton notes changing 'norms' about 'what you can do to somebody against their will.'

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ICE rips California county for scrapping contract to house detainees, says move could backfire.

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MINDING YOUR BUSINESS

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FOX NEWS OPINION

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Liberals can learn something from Kim Kardashian West.

Rep. Tom Graves: Americans are fed up with dysfunctional government spending -- I'm trying something new.

HOLLYWOOD SQUARED

Alec Baldwin says he 'would absolutely win' against Trump in 2020 election.

Roseanne Barr apologizes to George Soros for calling him a Nazi.

Rose McGowan indicted on cocaine charges, says Harvey Weinstein may be behind it.

'Dukes of Hazzard' star John Schneider reportedly facing jail time.

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STAY TUNED

On FOX News: 

FOX & Friends, 6 a.m. ET: The latest reaction to Trump's summit with Kim Jong Un with the following guests: Sebastian Gorka, Daniel Hoffman, Anthony Scaramucci, , David Bossie, Ben Shapiro and Sean Hannity, who gives a preview of his interview with the commander-in-chief.

The Singapore Summit - Stay with FOX News' live team coverage throughout the day and night. Don't miss Sean Hannity's exclusive interview with President Trump on "Hannity" at 9 p.m. ET!

On FOX Business:

Mornings with Maria, 6 a.m. ET: Guests include: Gordon Chang,  author of "The Coming Collapse of China"; Morgan Ortagus, national security analyst; Graham Allison, former assistant secretary Of defense under Clinton; Bill Richardson, former New Mexico governor; John Negroponte, former U.S. Ambassador to the U.N.; Travis Jeppesen, author of "See You Again In Pyongyang"; Anthony Scaramucci, former White House communications director, former Sen. Joe Lieberman; Rep. David Schweikert; Rep. Jimmy Panetta.

Varney & Co., 9 a.m. ET: Robert Charles former assistant secretary of state to Colin Powell; Rep. Greg Walden; Richard Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations; Nigel Farage; David Rubin, former mayor of Shiloh, Israel; Mark Weinberg, former assistant press secretary to President Ronald Reagan; Rep. Barry Loudermilk.

Cavuto: Coast to Coast, Noon ET: Leon Panetta, former defense secretary; Amb. Paul Wolfowitz, former U.S. deputy secretary of defense under President George W. Bush; Kevin Rudd, former prime minister of Australia.

The Intelligence Report, 2 p.m. ET: Doug Wead, presidential historian; Col. David Hunt, FOX News military analyst.

On FOX News Radio:

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The Brian Kilmeade Show, 9 a.m. ET: Analysis of the Trump-Kim summit in Singapore with special guests Sen. Lindsey Graham, Allen West, Rep. Lee Zeldin, Amb. David Adelman and Chris Stirewalt.

The Tom Shillue Show, 3 p.m. ET: Tom will have live reaction and insight on the meeting between President Trump and Kim Jong Un.

Benson & Harf, 6 p.m. ET: Complete coverage of the fallout from the historic summit between President Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Guests include: former Governor Bill Richardson, Sen. Lamar Alexander and more.

The FOX News Rundown podcastFrom the G7 summit to trade tensions to central bank meetings, economic strategists argue that this week’s news will have a major impact on the international economy. Ian Bremmer, president of Eurasia Group, and Ross Gerber, the president and CEO of Gerber Kawasaki Wealth and Investment Management, weigh in. Two recent high profile suicides happen to coincide with a CDC report that shows the U.S. suicide rate is on the rise. CDC behavioral scientist Deborah Stone and mental illness expert Mark Henick discuss why the numbers continue to increase. Plus, commentary by FOX News contributor Katherine Timpf.

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#OnThisDay

1994: Nicole Brown Simpson and Ronald Goldman are slashed to death outside her Los Angeles home. (O.J. Simpson would later acquitted of the killings in a criminal trial, but was eventually held liable in a civil case.)

1987: President Ronald Reagan, during a visit to Berlin, exhorts Soviet leader Mikhail S. Gorbachev to "tear down this wall."

1963: Civil rights leader Medgar Evers, 37, is shot and killed outside his home in Jackson, Miss.

FOX News First is compiled by FOX News' Bryan Robinson. Thank you for joining us! Enjoy your Tuesday! We'll see you in your inbox first thing Wednesday morning.