WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A White House team will leave as scheduled for Singapore this weekend to prepare for a possible summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, a White House spokeswoman said on Saturday.

Politico magazine reported earlier that an advance team of 30 White House and State Department officials were preparing to depart later this weekend.

(Reporting by David Morgan, Editing by Rosalba O'Brien)