Published: Fri, August 10, 2018

Nunes Explains Why Rosenstein Has Not Been Impeached In Leaked Audio

Nunes Explains Why Rosenstein Has Not Been Impeached In Leaked Audio

Devin Nunes was secretly recorded telling supporters that the Republicans have to keep control of the House to protect President Trump in special counsel Robert Mueller's Russian Federation probe, according to a report. "But if they tell a lie often enough and they put it out there and they say, 'Oh, we're looking at the tweets, ' cause you know you've got a mixed bag on the tweets, right?"

"If Sessions won't unrecuse and Mueller won't clear the president, we're the only ones, which is really the danger", Nunes was recorded as saying.

Nunes, who heads the House Intelligence Committee, seems to explain the main reason Congress hasn't taken up the issue is due to timing and the upcoming midterm elections.

Newly released audio from a Republican fundraiser features Nunes talking to donors at a gathering in Spokane, Washington, last week, during which Nunes said that "if we do not keep the majority, all of this goes away". That's because they need to shape the long-term future of the judiciary and secure the House and Senate in 2018 before they take down the deep state, according to Nunes at least.

In the recording Devin Nunes, a Republican Congressman and chair of the House Intelligence Committee, admitted that: "We have to keep the majority".


Nunes's office didn't immediately return a request for comment from The Hill. But, for House Republicans, you see a real, I think, conflict between their role as balancing out the executive branch - they are in charge of a separate and equal branch of government - vs. supporting a president whose policy goals they think they can help.

During his interview with Castro, Schiff fiercely criticized House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin NunesDevin Gerald NunesRecording reveals Nunes saying Rosenstein impeachment would complicate Kavanaugh confirmation Nunes suggested at private fundraiser that GOP majority is needed to protect Trump Trump picks fight with California over wildfires MORE (R-Calif.) and other GOP lawmakers on the panel for their conduct during their yearlong Russian Federation probe that became defined by bitter infighting. Either way, he said, such a power move would have to wait until after Kavanaugh is confirmed by the Senate. "But ultimately let's say the Portuguese came and brought her some stolen emails, and she chose to release those. It's a matter of, it's a matter of timing", he added. Okay, now we have a problem, right? If so, that's leaves roughly a month of time before elections for Nunes and Friends to renew Rosenstein impeachment efforts. "Well, if that's the case, then that's criminal".

"So it's not a matter that any of us like Rosenstein".

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