Inside the Trump administration, sources who’ve been briefed on the Nunes memo expect it will be underwhelming and not the “slam dunk” document it’s been hyped up to be.
What we’re hearing: There is much more skepticism inside the administration than has been previously reported about the value of releasing the memo, according to sources familiar with the administration discussions.
Be smart: Trump still wants to release the memo. But there are a number of people in the White House who are fairly underwhelmed, and there’s internal anxiety about whether it’s worth angering the FBI director and intelligence community by releasing this information.
Even if the Memo That Shakes The World is a muddled mass of innuendo and whack-job conspiracy theories, the right-wing nutsery will still claim it’s the biggest news since Hillary personally attacked the embassy in Benghazi with the gun she used to kill Vince Foster. They won’t care if it antagonizes the FBI and intelligence community because they all hate Trump anyway; they’re a bunch of left-wing hippies, amirite?