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In Recordings, Nunes Says Rosenstein Impeachment Would Delay Kavanaugh Confirmation

In Recordings, Nunes Says Rosenstein Impeachment Would Delay Kavanaugh Confirmation”

Later, he talks about the midterms and the honest need to keep a Republican majority in both the House and Senate, something Democrats are hoping to clinch.

In a newly released recording of Rep. Devin Nunes at a recent GOP fundraiser, the California Republican made explicit what many have long suspected regarding his actions toward special counsel Robert Mueller's Russian Federation probe: He views his main task not as getting to the truth or fighting for justice but as protecting President Donald Trump.

Those comments were made by California Congressman Devin Nunes who heads the House Intelligence Committee. That's why I keep-thank you for saying that, by the way-we have to keep all these, we have to keep the majority.

"If Sessions won't unrecuse and Mueller won't clear the president, we're the only ones".

McMorris Rodgers can be heard briefly interjecting into Nunes' discussion of potential impeachment proceedings, but hasn't said publicly that she would support removing Rosenstein.

Nunes said at a recent fundraiser that Republicans need to keep control of the House to protect President Donald Trump from the Russian Federation investigation, according to an audio recording released today.

As Nunes sees it, Republicans must also choose their priorities within the limited amount of time they have before the midterms.

Rosenstein, who has overseen the special counsel investigation after Sessions recused himself from the probe, has faced harsh criticism from House conservatives who have accused the Justice Department of withholding key information from Congress and stonewalling congressional subpoenas. Mark Meadows and Jim Jordan introduced a resolution to impeach Rosenstein in an escalation of long-standing tensions.

"So if we actually vote to impeach, okay, what that does is that triggers the Senate then has to take it up", Nunes told the supporters. "It's a matter of timing".

"These are sensible ideas, I'm glad Chairman Nunes talked about them", Jack Langer, a spokesman for Nunes, said in a statement to The Hill.

He continued: "Do you want them to drop everything and not confirm the Supreme Court justice, the new Supreme Court justice?"

"Now if somebody thinks that my campaign or Cathy's campaign is colluding with the Chinese, or you name the country, hey, could happen, it would be a very bad thing if Cathy was getting secrets from the Portuguese, let's say, just because I'm Portuguese, my family was", Nunes said, using McMorris Rodgers as an example in his hypothetical.

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



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