Nunes secretly recorded at fundraiser: We have to protect Trump from Mueller

Nunes secretly recorded at fundraiser: We have to protect Trump from Mueller

Cheryl Sanders
August 11, 2018

"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.

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. "That's why I keep - and thank you for saying it, by the way - I mean, we have to keep all these seats".

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".

Newly released audio from a Republican fundraiser features Nunes talking to donors at a gathering in Spokane, Washington, last week, during which Nunes said that "if we do not keep the majority, all of this goes away".

Nunes said he thinks Rosenstein "deserves to be impeached", but noted that "the Senate would have to drop everything they're doing and start to, and start with impeachment on Rosenstein". Nunes appeared to say at the meeting that it was important the GOP maintain control in Congress after the November election so that they continue to check on the Russian Federation probe.

Audio of Rep. Devin Nunes shows him plotting political strategy at a fundraiser - arguing a GOP majority must protect President Donald Trump, and that impeaching Deputy Attorney Rod Rosenstein would just muddy-up confirmation of Trump's Supreme Court pick.

"The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee is supposed to be an impartial investigator who follows the facts wherever they may lead", said cybersecurity reporter Eric Geller on Twitter in response to the recording. "Well, and you have to decide what you want right now because the Senate only has so much time". "And then take the risk of not getting Kavanaugh confirmed", Nunes added. "But ultimately let's say the Portuguese came and brought her some stolen emails, and she chose to release those". He is asked by an audience member about the effort to impeach Rosenstein, which was only publicly supported by a small group of Republicans. Because somebody stole the emails, gave 'em to Cathy, Cathy released 'em. "It's a matter of timing". But it's a fair question right now.

The indictment last month of 12 Russian military intelligence officers shed new light on the timing and methods of Russia's penetration into email accounts associated with Hillary Clinton, the Democratic nominee for president.

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"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.

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