Published: Fri, August 10, 2018
Global | By Marsha Munoz

Devin Nunes Talks About Protecting Trump on Leaked Audio

Devin Nunes Talks About Protecting Trump on Leaked Audio

"If [Jeff] Sessions won't unrecuse, Mueller won't clear the president, we're the only ones, which is really the danger".

In a newly leaked audio recording, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, a California Republican, suggests that his party needs to retain control of the House of Representatives to protect President Donald Trump from special counsel Robert Mueller. Sessions said a year ago that he would keep his distance from inquiries related to the 2016 election owing to his role in Trump's campaign - a move that has frustrated the president, leading him to blame his own attorney general for the "Russian Witch Hunt Hoax". 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. "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?" We have to keep the majority.

Maddow said on her show that the tape was made by a progressive organization called Fuse Washington that paid for entrance into the fundraiser, held on July 30 in Spokane, Washington.

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Nunes, who chairs the House intelligence committee, has been targeted by Democrats as he has expanded the inquiry into Russian meddling in the 2016 election to include the Obama administration's surveillance of the Trump campaign.

Those priorities include pushing Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh, through Senate confirmation, and potentially making another run at impeaching Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. 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.

Reps. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) and Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), members of the House Freedom Caucus, introduced a resolution last month to impeach Rosenstein.

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"I've said publicly Rosenstein deserves to be impeached". "Well, and you have to decide what you want right now because the Senate only has so much time".

Conservatives who want to impeach Rosenstein accuse him of improperly handling the Russian Federation investigation and not complying with Congressional requests. "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 timing", Nunes said. Because somebody stole the emails, gave 'em to Cathy, Cathy released 'em.

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