White House Memo Leak Not Expected to Change Terrorism Policy

Senators had threatened holding up national security nominees ahead of leak.

President Barack Obama shares a laugh with chief counterterrorism adviser John Brennan, his nominee to lead the CIA.
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"You can read some politics into that," he says.

But Gude says the memo won't likely change any public policy moving forward.

"I am skeptical that we'll see a big change in policy, either from the Obama administration or from Congress," he says. "I think they'll be a lot of noise about this, particularly around confirmation hearings that are coming up, but probably that will die down in the coming weeks and we'll go back to the situation as it was before."

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