Secret recording highlights Nunes' concern with protecting Trump in Russian Federation probe

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Nunes also later talked about the upcoming November midterms and his concerns about keeping the Republican majority in the Senate and the House, all to keep Trump as president.

A recording of a fundraising event with Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) reveals why Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein hasn't yet been impeached despite so many Republicans calling for the action - and what they're waiting for.

If President Donald Trump is going to fire special counsel Robert Mueller that also has to happen after the SCOTUS situation is resolved, so as not to grind the Senate to a halt on an issue that means much for Trump's legacy as president. Do you want them to drop everything and not confirm the Supreme Court justice, the new Supreme Court justice?

Republicans need to keep control of the House to protect President Donald Trump from the Russian Federation investigation, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes said at a recent fundraiser, according to an audio recording released today.

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The counterintelligence analyst then explained how he really feels about the House Intelligence Committee chairman: "If you gave Nunes the "f 'and the 'a", he couldn't spell 'fact'".

Comments made at a private fundraiser for Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers in Spokane last week are making national headlines Thursday. "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'".

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

"We have to keep the majority", he adds.

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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. He is also the co-author of How Trump Won: The Inside Story of a Revolution, which is available from Regnery.

"It's a matter of timing", Nunes said. 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.

Fuse Washington shared with KREM 2, 43 minutes of audio recording with Rachel Maddow on MSNBC exclusively.

"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. So it's not a matter that any of us like Rosenstein. I mean, so, I don't think you're gonna get any argument from most of our colleagues.

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