Giuliani: North Korea to release three US prisoners

Three Americans held in a North Korean prison until their recent transfer for health care and political indoctrination will be released later Thursday, according to Team Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani.

“We got Kim Jong Un impressed enough to be releasing three prisoners today,” Giuliani told “Fox & Friends.”

As of late Wednesday, 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.”

White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders, however, said Thursday she didn’t have an official statement about the potential release.

“We think that that would be an incredible sign of goodwill, and certainly a great statement for the North Koreans to make ahead of the summit and the discussions,” she said.

The three US citizens — Kim Dong-chul, Kim Sang-duk and Kim Hak-song — had been accused of espionage or “hostile acts.”

The indoctrination, experts believe, was intended to coerce them into clamming up about any human rights or other abuses they may have endured at the hands of their notoriously brutal captors.

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