Nunes Explains Why Rosenstein Has Not Been Impeached In Leaked Audio

Evarado Alatorre
Agosto 10, 2018

"Which is really the danger".

Devin Nunes, the House Intelligence Committee chairman and one of President Donald Trump's most vocal supporters in Congress, is anxious about the Republican Party's prospects in the November midterm elections. And in that effort, retaining control of Congress is key: "If we do not keep the majority, all of this goes away", he's heard saying on the tape, which was secretly recorded by a member of the progressive group Fuse Washington who'd paid $250 to attend the event. 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.

Asked about the the impeachment plans, Nunes told a questioner that "it's a bit complicated" because "we only have so many months left". 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. 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.

"Like sometimes you love the president's tweets, sometimes we cringe on the president's tweets", he said, attempting to discredit Mueller's purported examination of Trump's inflammatory posts as part of his inquiry into possible obstruction of justice.

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The remarks appear to be a blunt assessment from Nunes, a top Trump ally in Congress who Democrats accuse of trying to help the White House with the Russian Federation probe, that Republicans must keep their House majority in the midterm elections to shield Trump from the special counsel investigation.

"I've said publicly Rosenstein deserves to be impeached", Nunes said.

Nunes concludes by saying Republicans need to keep their majority in Congress to protect the president. "I don't think we should be cavalier with this process or term".

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. "It's a matter of, it's a matter of timing", he added. Because somebody stole the emails, gave them to Cathy, Cathy released them.

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