Published: Sat, August 11, 2018
Worldwide | By Gretchen Simon

Devin Nunes accidentally revealed his master plan to everyone

Devin Nunes accidentally revealed his master plan to everyone

In the wake of leaked audio of House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-CA) admitting that the House has to keep its Republican majority to block Donald Trump's impeachment, CNN counterintelligence analyst Phil Mudd exploded with criticism of the California Republican. The Washington Post interprets the comments as an apparent shift "from criticizing the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election to strategizing about how to blunt its impact should it imperil President Trump".

REP. NUNES (R-CA): "So therein lies, so it's like your classic Catch-22 situation where we were at a - this puts us in such a tough spot".

Rosenstein, who appointed and now supervises Mueller, defended the special counsel investigation when he was brought before the House Judiciary Committee earlier this summer. "It's a matter of timing". Firing Rosenstein is also an option, if the impeachment route fails. Attorney General Jeff Sessions recused himself from overseeing the investigation, thus putting Rosenstein in charge. So if we actually vote to impeach, okay, what that does is that triggers the Senate then has to take it up.

During the fundraiser, Nunes also said conservative Republicans chose to table the idea of impeaching deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who's overseeing the Mueller probe, because it could endanger the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

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

In another portion of the recording, Nunes appears to admit that if a candidate received "secret information" like "stolen emails" from a foreign government, and that candidate released them, it would be a criminal act. The congresswoman's office is looking into who made the recording, which took place during a fundraiser at the downtown Spokane Club on July 30. She said the party is weighing its options. Okay, now we have a problem, right? In an email obtained by The Buffalo News shortly after his indictment, he said that he not only meant to stay in office but also planned to run for re-election.

Finally, Nunes, touted by the president as a "Great American Hero", revealed at the fundraiser that even he sometimes winces at the Trump's online communications.

REP. NUNES (R-CA): "They know it's ridiculous to go after the president for obstruction of justice". Either way, he said, such a power move would have to wait until after Kavanaugh is confirmed by the Senate.

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