Well, it looks like we’re going to get to read the Nunes memo if this hot-mic moment from last night’s State of the Union address holds up:
Trump caught on hot mic saying "Don't worry, 100%" when urged to Release the Memo https://t.co/V3HQmDQLBx
— Jonathan Lemire (@JonLemire) January 31, 2018
POTUS says “no worries, 100%” when asked to release the Nunes memo https://t.co/dnotFOsh9C
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) January 31, 2018
The president made the comment to Rep. Jeff Duncan:
— CSPAN (@cspan) January 31, 2018
The White House had denied earlier on Tuesday that a decision had been made:
The WH today denied Mike Allen and my report in which we said Trump had already made up his mind. https://t.co/4cKLdhucRW
— Jonathan Swan (@jonathanvswan) January 31, 2018
Sarah Huckabee Sanders was on CNN this morning and walked back the president’s remarks to Rep. Duncan:
But, according to Sanders, Trump still hasn’t seen the memo as of Tuesday night. When asked on CNN if there’s a chance Trump wouldn’t release the memo, Sanders said there’s “always a chance.”
“Again, I don’t know, I haven’t seen the memo,” she said. “I can’t make that judgment, but I do know we’re going through that process. I know that will be part of what’s taking place at the White House today. And we’ll certainly keep you guys posted as I know you’ll continue to ask until you hear the final answer on that.”
“Has the President seen the memo yet?” CNN’s Chris Cuomo asked.
“Not that I’m aware of,” she said.
.@PressSec on Nunes memo: "We have said all along, from day one, that we want full transparency in this process … but at the same time, we are still going to complete the legal and national security review that has to take place before putting something out publicly."
— David Wright (@DavidWright_CNN) January 31, 2018