>> Ahead of a possible meeting between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, American intelligence experts are trying to build a psychological profile of Pyong Yang's secretive ruler. The spies hope to equip Trump with the background he needs as he heads into what could be one of the most consequential summits since the Cold War.
It's an enormous challenge, ontelligence officials call North Korea a black box. Reuters correspondent Matt Sptolmic.>> The profile that CIA psychologists and analysts are putting together, will draw upon debriefings of people who have interacted with Kim. Only a very few Americans have done so, Dennis Rodman, former NBA star being one of those.
In addition, they have talked to Swiss classmates of Kim Jong Un during his high school years at a boarding school in Switzerland. They have read very closely a memoir written by a Japanese sushi chef who worked for the Kim family, and they've also talked to North Korean defectors.
>> US CIA Director and Secretary of State nominee Mike Pompeo secretly met with Kim earlier this month and might be the most recent American to encounter the man.>> We have been told by a senior US official that Pompeo has imparted the view that Kim is a smart guy and is doing his homework for this visit.
>> If one problem facing American intelligence analysts is the subject, the second is the student.>> Trump is well-known for his impatience, in dealing with long briefings and lengthy position papers. The plan according to the officials we spoke to is to give Trump a more abridged version of the more detailed classified dossier on Kim.
This will include drawings and photos, maps, and video.>> A White House official declined to confirm any specifics about the drive to better understand Kim. The meeting between the leaders is tentatively set for late May or early June.