Did Trump Even Read the Nunes Memo?

Jonathan Chait: “The Washington Post comes closest to addressing the mystery, yet fails to resolve the matter. The Post reports that the president ‘tuned in to cable television segments about the memo. He talked to friends and advisers about it.’ He thereby ‘became absolutely convinced’ it must be published. After becoming convinced, Trump ‘was then left alone to read the memo in its entirety.’ And then Chief of Staff John Kelly ‘returned a few hours later and shared with the president his opinion.'”

“‘A few hours’ is obviously ample time to read a three-and-a-half-page memo. But the Post does not say that Trump read it, or even that he claimed to have read it. All we know is that he was left alone with a copy.”

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