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Republicans Only Force Stopping Trump Impeachment, Nunes Says

Republicans Only Force Stopping Trump Impeachment, Nunes Says

Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), no stranger to recent political gaffes, a has a secret master plan to save President Donald Trump from the nefarious forces lurking in the nether reaches of government.

The event was closed to the press, and more than a hundred protesters gathered outside to criticize McMorris Rodgers for bringing Nunes, who's stated publicly he'd like to impeach Rod Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general in charge of the Russian probe. Nunes said in the recording, which was first obtained by and aired Wednesday night on MSNBC's "The Rachel Maddow Show".

In a newly released recording of Rep. Devin Nunes at a recent GOP fundraiser, the California Republican made explicit what many have long suspected regarding his actions toward special counsel Robert Mueller's Russian Federation probe: He views his main task not as getting to the truth or fighting for justice but as protecting President Donald Trump. Mark Meadows and Jim Jordan introduced a resolution to impeach Rosenstein in an escalation of long-standing tensions. Speaker of the House Paul Ryan dismissed the idea. "I'm glad Chairman Nunes talked about them".

He said everything would have to be dropped if impeachment was up for a vote. "That means it would derail or largely delay a big part of our agenda ... and it would clearly dramatically delay the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to go to the Supreme Court", he said.

At one point you can hear the Congresswoman chime in when Nunes was responding to a question from the audience about impeaching Rosenstein. "And then take the risk of not getting Kavanaugh confirmed", he said. He added, "so it's not a matter that any of us like Rosenstein. It's a matter of timing". If so, that's leaves roughly a month of time before elections for Nunes and Friends to renew Rosenstein impeachment efforts. He is an adamantly pro-Trump lawmaker who in February released a memorandum accusing the intelligence community of conspiring against the president.

Meanwhile, the ongoing jousting between Rudy Giuliani and special counsel Mueller over a Trump interview, plus additional questions about whether Trump will be subpoenaed, loom large in the background. "If we do not keep the majority, all of this goes away". "We have to keep the majority".

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.

So there you have it. Get a judge, win the midterms, then fire Rosenstein for investigating something he considers a crime.