WaPo’s Rucker: GOP Memo Is ‘Not the Clear Win that Trump Thought It Was Going to Be’
RUCKER: "That’s right. President Trump is going to have to be faced very likely with the decision about what to do with that democratic memo assuming the house committee votes to release it. He’s going to have to review it as you were discussing earlier and decide whether to approve it to be released publicly. But this is not the clear win that trump thought it was going to be. He tweeted over the weekend that he was — it totally vindicated him from this Russia matter. But we now from our reporting that chief of staff John Kelly when he first read the memo late last week told the president that it just was not as compelling as it was being sold by trump allies out there, that it’s just not the smoking gun. That a lot of trump allies and Republicans are saying it is."