Published: Fri, August 10, 2018
Worldwide | By Myra Stephens

Devin Nunes Talks About Protecting Trump on Leaked Audio

Devin Nunes Talks About Protecting Trump on Leaked Audio

"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.

Nunes announced past year that he would step aside from his own committee's investigation into Russian interference after the House Ethics Committee said it was examining allegations that he "may have made unauthorized disclosures of classified information".

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

The most promising instrument in this effort, he suggested in unfiltered remarks last month, is retaining a GOP-controlled Congress.

Fuse, an organizing group that has protested the policies of Trump as well as McMorris Rodgers said they paid the $250 to the campaign that was needed to get in the door of the event.

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"So if we actually vote to impeach, OK, what that does is that triggers? the Senate then has to take it up", Nunes can be heard saying in the audio. He added, "so it's not a matter that any of us like Rosenstein. It's a matter of, it's a matter of timing".

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

Nunes also told the guests that Republicans are the safeguard against Trump being impeached.

"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.

"I mean, we have to keep all these seats".

The California 22nd Congressional District congressman was apparently pitching himself and the Republican Party at large as a buffer for Trump, who, among several members of his election campaign, is a subject in the special counsel Robert Mueller's Russian Federation investigation.

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.

National security lawyer Bradley P. Moss said that firing Mueller before the midterms "would be politically devastating" for Trump, but it's not completely out of the question.

Nunes has been a vocal supporter of Trump, and his oversight of the House Intel Committee's own Russian Federation probe was widely seen as a counter-investigation to Mueller's inquiry - largely because of Nunes' belief that some prosecutors on Mueller's team were politically biased against the president.

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