Monday, 20 August, 2018

Leaked recording: Nunes says Rosenstein impeachment would delay Supreme Court pick

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Ellis Copeland | 11 August, 2018, 19:19

The audio, obtained exclusively by MSNBC, is of Nunes talking at a private fundraiser for Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers in Spokane, Washington, on July 30.

It's also worth noting that Mueller and Deputy Attorney Rod Rosenstein, who now oversees the investigation, are both Republicans who were highly respected across the board prior to the start of the investigation.

Nunes appeared to say at the meeting that it was important the GOP maintain control in Congress after the November election so that they continue to check on the Russian Federation probe. "Which is really the danger", Nunes said, referring to Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Robert S. Mueller III, the special counsel heading the investigation into Russian efforts to sway the 2016 election and possible coordination with the Trump campaign.

The audio was aired Wednesday by MSNBC on "The Rachel Maddow Show". "That's why I keep - and thank you for saying it, by the way - I mean, we have to keep all these seats".

"We have to keep the majority", he adds. -Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.) In the series of recordings, as Maddow lays out in detail, Nunes also admits that a USA politician running for office who accepts and then releases, "let's say", the stolen emails from a foreign entity, that would be "criminal" activity.

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Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), no stranger to recent political gaffes, a has a secret master plan to save President Donald Trump from the nefarious forces lurking in the nether reaches of government.

Nunes' office did not immediately return a request for comment today, but his spokesman Jack Langer told The Hill newspaper that "these are sensible ideas".

AUDIENCE MEMBER: "But also, on things that came up in the House on Rosenstein impeachment thing".

Nunes' comments on the timing of an impeachment fight echo what House Speaker Paul Ryan, who does not support the impeachment push, has publicly said. "Well, and you have to decide what you want right now because the Senate only has so much time". They said, "McMorris Rodgers sounds like she's reinforcing what Nunes is saying". "I don't think we should be cavalier with this process or term".

Just days before Nunes' closed-door remarks in Washington state, a group of conservative lawmakers introduced a resolution calling for Rosenstein's impeachment, though they stopped short of forcing a vote on the matter. "It's a matter of, it's a matter of timing". Either way, he said, such a power move would have to wait until after Kavanaugh is confirmed by the Senate.

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