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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.

Here’s what the recording said

Nunes told the crowd at the fundraiser that he personally had called for Rosenstein’s impeachment, but that it had to be delayed in order to keep the Senate on track with the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.

“So if we actually vote to impeach, OK, what that does is that triggers the Senate then has to take it up,” Nunes explained to a questioner on the recording.

“Well, and you have to decide what you want right now because the Senate only has so much time,” he added.

The recording was captured by an operative who paid for entry to the fundraiser for Republican Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers in Spokane, Washington.

“Sometimes we cringe”

In another portion of the tape Nunes said that the special counsel’s investigation was politically motivated, but admitted that some of the president’s tweets made him “cringe.”

“They know it’s ridiculous to go after the president for obstruction of justice,” Nunes said. “But if they tell a lie often enough and they put it out there and they say, ‘Oh, we’re looking at the tweets,’ cause you know you’ve got a mixed bag on the tweets, right? Like sometimes you love the president’s tweets, sometimes we cringe on the president’s tweets.”

“But they’re trying to make a political,” he added, “this is all political as to why that story ran in the New York Times on the tweets.”

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.

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

In another portion, Nunes explains why keeping a majority in the House of Representatives is so important.

“If Sessions won’t unrecuse and Mueller won’t clear the president, we’re the only ones,” Nunes says. “Which is really the danger… we have to keep all these seats.”

“We have to keep the majority,” he adds. “If we do not keep the majority, all of this goes away.”

The audio was recorded by a member of the progressive group “Fuse Washington,” and played on MSNBC Wednesday. They paid $250 for their entry.

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36 Comments
Steve F August 9, 2018
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Pray for the red wave. God will deliver.
Lee August 9, 2018
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I agree with him they need to confirm first then impeach. Priority over which is more important at the moment. I think both are important but confirming supreme court should be done first.
Marinevet August 9, 2018
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#walkaway.
Hope August 9, 2018
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N....Please take your Meds!! You are inflicted with TDS!! Step away from CNN, and other MSM outlets. Your comments indicate a frightening disregard for the TRUTH!! Educate yourself! One who manifests HATE in their heart, cannot form any reasonable cognitive thoughts! Good Luck to you...
N August 9, 2018
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Get off the corrupted to the core NAZI Demoncrat Communist plantation treasonous party (RINOs too!!! You know who you are!, So Get ready to lose your seats) and on the Trump train to success!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
N August 9, 2018
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Make sure you white people vote for Trump and the Republicans before It’s too late and you become extinct like the Liberals commie Nazi party want you to be. Post-haste!Refer to CNN for details!
Kimberly W. August 9, 2018
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Sadly, there are very few honest and honorable politicians in Washington. The reason no one is prosecuted is because nearly everyone has dirt that could ruin each other and so they cover each other. The bureaucracy that is our federal government was never the intention of our Founding Father’s and is not authorized by our Constitution. It began to bloat when the Progressives took office and started the federal tax and began writing laws to cover every iota of your day they could get away with. Congress spends trillions of dollars on minuscule nonsense every year. Don’t look at the big bills, look at the minutiae that gets stuck in all bills! Grant money for research on outrageous things like plants and animals and so forth. All of this “extra” money is appropriated because Congress owes someone or some group for their financial and political support and its payback. Limited federal government means the government only exists to preserve the nation as a whole through national defense and security. It will never go back in the box now that the monster of a federal government has been set loose and fed for a hundred years. The least a citizen can do is inform themselves of exactly where and how it all went wrong and stop electing people who are part of the problem. That’s why PDJT was elected.
Dyanne Chestnut August 9, 2018
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It appears to me that with all the corrupted politicians whom were exposed in the past two years that nothing is being done about their corruption. As far as Hillary, Comey, Lynch, Rice, Obama, I think the government is postponing arresting them until the clock runs out on their statute of limitations for prosecuting. If indeed there is such a thing. So fed up with the wealthy and powerful NOT being held accountable.
Paul G August 9, 2018
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Are taxes will go down by 75% IF the government was run like a BUSINESS and all the silly crap could then be dealt with by all the loser politicians.
oconnor August 9, 2018
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If.this.was.a.business,ya.file.for.Chapter.11.
Stephen Russell August 9, 2018
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Action once Kavanugh OKd big time, NO foot dragging
ConJae August 9, 2018
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If the Republicans lose control of Congress, then all the Democrat criminal behavior will be covered up again, like it always is. The corruption is so rampant in DC, and there are so many RINOs, that it will take strong actions and prosecutions to clear it out. There's little hope that will happen. Politicians are "owned" by those who fund their campaigns, and the citizens are the losers. Soros has poured multi $billions into the Democrat Party, and also to a few 'Republicans' (aka RINOs). It's now been exposed how the Clintons and their Democrat accomplices PAID for the fake Steele dossier that was used to scam the FISA courts and tried to throw the 2016 presidential election. If the Republicans lose the majority, that will continue to be covered up, even though it's now out in the open. Our only hope is for the Republicans to continue the investigations into the corruption.
MICHAEL MANFREDONIO August 9, 2018
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Google the name Lisa H Barsoomian,its Rosensteins wife.Very interesting.
Rick August 9, 2018
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We need Brett Kavanaugh.
TLA August 9, 2018
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Convention of States and Dissolve this out of control Career Liars Club. Rebuild the Government within the Frame of the Constitution. Elimination of Career Politicians and every Tax Robbing Socialist Program. Our Fed government Steals 4.3 TRILLION A YEAR FROM TAX PAYERS. WHERE IS ALL THAT MONEY?
John Castro August 9, 2018
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TALK< TALK< TALK......and nothing get done...Bullshit....the average Joe Blow would have been locked up a long time ago.
Laxmom August 9, 2018
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So...what’s the big deal? Nunes said NOTHING that wasn’t true, geez. Fake news media is clueless.
John Campbell August 9, 2018
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Be sure to thank "Fuse Washington" and MSNBC for their donation to the Republican party as well as helping to expose themselves in the process. :o)
Tom August 9, 2018
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Don't have time, Thats a laugh. They waste so much time arguing over petty pork barrel items instead. Why discuss the love life of crickets let alone even allocating hundreds of thousands to study them. This country has much more pressing needs. But you find time for idiotic things like this. STOP with the excuses take action on real bills that impact life in these present United States.
Larry S Tadeyeske August 9, 2018
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It's so sickening at how twisted and totally screwed up our government is. It needs to be 100% overhauled.
FlagranteDelicto August 9, 2018
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What did the #MSNBCiles pay for the recordings? Quiz pro quo?
James Higginbotham August 9, 2018
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there seems to be EXCUSE AFTER EXCUSE OF WHY NOTHING EVER GETS DONE ABOUT ALL THOSE TRAITORS. and people have HAD IT WITH ALL OF THEM, ESPECIALLY THOSE COMMUNIST DEMORATS AND THOSE GUTLESS RINOS.
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