Devin Nunes Talks About Protecting Trump on Leaked Audio

Secret recording reveals why Rosenstein hasn’t been impeached – and when he will be

Secret recording reveals why Rosenstein hasn’t been impeached – and when he will be

Nunes also later talked about the upcoming November midterms and his concerns about keeping the Republican majority in the Senate and the House, all to keep Trump as president.

"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.

But Nunes said that resistance to Rosenstein's impeachment was mostly about scheduling. House Speaker Rep. Paul Ryan threw water on the idea when it was introduced before the August recess in Congress by members of the right-leaning House Freedom Caucus, while McMorris Rodgers has said in statements that she supports the Russian investigation but wants to see it come swiftly to a close.

Nunes can also be heard on the recording arguing that any effort to impeach Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein could interfere with the confirmation process for Brett Kavanaugh, Trump's nominee to fill the Supreme Court vacancy left by Justice Anthony Kennedy's retirement.

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

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.

"So if we actually vote to impeach, OK, what that does is that triggers the Senate then has to take it up", he said, explaining that it could take away from other priorities of Congress.

The "exclusive" recalled Maddow's infamous March 2017 dud, when she announced that she had found Trump's tax returns, then spent the first 20 minutes of her show talking before revealing a ax return showing Trump had paid a large amount of federal taxes.

Those comments were made by California Congressman Devin Nunes who heads the House Intelligence Committee. He is also the co-author of How Trump Won: The Inside Story of a Revolution, which is available from Regnery. "It's a matter of, it's a matter of timing".

"If [Jeff] Sessions won't un-recuse, and Mueller won't clear the president, we're the only ones", Nunes said, according to the audio.

The conversations on Morning Joe revolved around the tapes Rachel Maddow obtained last night with audio of Nunes telling fellow Republicans "we're the only ones" who can save Trump from Robert Mueller. Since Jeff Sessions is recused on the matter of the Russian Federation probe, the responsibility of deciding whether or not to fire Mueller, if Trump were to ask for this, falls to Rosenstein. I mean, so, I don't think you're gonna get any argument from most of our colleagues.

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