Devin Nunes Talks About Protecting Trump on Leaked Audio

Devin Nunes Talks About Protecting Trump on Leaked Audio

We have to keep the majority.

Rep. Ted Lieu, also of California, called on Nunes to resign, saying his comments ran counter to the oath of office he had taken upon entering Congress.

In the tape obtained by MSNBC's Rachel Maddow and recorded at a closed-door Republican fundraiser, Nunes gave donors a hypothetical scenario in which a candidate is given stolen emails from a foreign power and then releases the emails themselves.

"If we do not keep the majority, all of this goes away", he said.

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

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.

As Kasie Hunt noted how the tape raises questions about whether the GOP as a whole will protect Trump "at all costs", Scarborough compared the House Intelligence Committee chairman and members of the House Freedom Caucus to the "useful idiots" who would apologize for America during the Cold War.

It seems Nunes is anxious about whether Republicans would be able to make up the majority in the upcoming November elections and the fact that the GOP is the only thing stopping the removal of Donald Trump as president.

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"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 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.

"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. "I don't think we should be cavalier with this process or term".

Conservatives who want to impeach Rosenstein accuse him of improperly handling the Russian Federation investigation and not complying with Congressional requests.

The series of recordings made public by Maddow do not include every question to which Nunes was responding.

"So if we actually vote to impeach, OK, what that does is that triggers the Senate then has to take it up", he said on the recording.

"So it's not a matter that any of us like Rosenstein. It's a matter of, it's a matter of timing", he added.

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