"Sessions won't unrecuse and Mueller won't clear the president, we're the only ones", Nunes, the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, said at a private fund-raiser on July 30, NBC News reported on Wednesday.
"Which is really the danger ... we have to keep all these seats", he continued.
Newly released audio footage, obtained exclusively by Rachel Maddow of MSNBC, shows the chairman of the Republican House Intelligence Committee Devin Nunes explaining Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has not already been impeached because it would jeopardize the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. The Washington Post interprets the comments as an apparent shift "from criticizing the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election to strategizing about how to blunt its impact should it imperil President Trump". "Devin Nunes is saying, 'I don't care what [special counsel Robert] Mueller finds, we're supposed to be a block on the Mueller process'".
And I say that because you have to, so we only have so many months left, right?
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". 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.
"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.
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"Do I support impeachment of Rosenstein?" But ultimately let's say the Portuguese came and brought her some stolen emails.
House Speaker Paul D. Ryan, R-Wis., has said he opposes the effort to impeach Rosenstein, but the party's most conservative members in the House have indicated they will push the issue again as soon as September. Okay, now we have a problem, right?
They said, "McMorris Rodgers sounds like she's reinforcing what Nunes is saying". Either way, he said, such a power move would have to wait until after Kavanaugh is confirmed by the Senate. 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. "Well, if that's the case, then that's criminal".
"It's a matter of timing", Nunes said.
Nunes, along with Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio), introduced articles of impeachment against Rosenstein last week. He added, "so it's not a matter that any of us like Rosenstein".