"For the U.S. to walk away now is unthinkable," said James Jay Carafano, a top national security analyst at the conservative Heritage Foundation. "The pain would far outweigh the gain. It is not, as some say, a matter of sunk costs. What we must consider is the future."
"I think it's very unlikely that Trump is going to go there and berate him on the election," Mr. Carafano said. "What does that get you? The Russians know they hacked us, and they know we know they hacked us. So what exactly does going over that ground again do for the president?"