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The North Korean official who met last week with Secretary of State Mike Pompeo while in the Oval Office with President Trump is that nation's former spy chief credited with building the country's hacking operation that brought down Sony's networks and pilfered money from the SWIFT system.

Vice Chairman Kim Yong Chol, a four-star general who headed up North Korea's intelligence agency, hand delivered a written method to Trump from the country's leader Kim Jong-un regarding the two leaders' upcoming summit in Singapore on June 12.

Gen. Kim had been sanctioned by the U.S. and others for his hacking activities.