This is going to be unpopular to say, but...
Paul is being an utter jerk and doing this for all the wrong reasons, but I actually agree with his logic.
Nancy working in U.S. intelligence always struck me as one of the more implausible aspects of this story just because of all the potential for her to have divided loyalties due to her many close friendships with the other side. As I see it, she should have been kept away from anything remotely secretive and any information given to her or received from her should have been done in the context of her being a possible double-agent.
Given this, I really don’t think that her midnight plane to Europe isn’t going to look like “Finley screwed up, let’s send him to Alaska.” I think it will look like “****, how stupid were we to not see this coming?! Thank you, Paul for the damage control!”
I agree. If Nancy says "Fuck it" and leaves on tge first plane to Berlin, Paul is going to get rewarded.
If she takes this whole shit, Paul wins.
If she tries to bring Truman to bare, that could backfire immensely, and cause Paul to win.
Paul is going to win, he's a white man in 1950's America with a bit of power.