This is true. If her husband dies, it would put too much focus on her family and her. And with the stress of the murder of their father, the kids might freak out and tell it all. Still, there has to be something to get through to this woman. She really doesn't take them seriously. Maybe the death of the nurse, (if she's really dead) will snap her into reality.
Maybe I'm odd, but if people were holding my family and telling me that they would kill them if I didn't kill someone else.....I think I would do it. My family is my top priority. Call me weak, but my first obligation is to my husband and kids, right? It's like self defense or defense of others. Legally, you have the duty to defend your husband and kids.
And if I just couldn't do it, then I would have reported it to the Secret Service or 911 or something. She doesn't know who she can trust, but I would have done something, I think. Even if I just announced it to the tv cameras. If she did that, the abductors would be too busy getting away to worry about the family...hopefully.
If she had reported it secretly, then the President's staff could have acted as if they didn't know about the plan and go along with it while they investigate who is holding her family and how to get them out safely. The problem is that the President's right hand man is the one behind it. Perhaps the President is on to him though.
Lots of ways this thing could go.