Published: Fri, August 10, 2018
People | By Neil Grant

Nunes mocks furor over 'secret tape' comments as 'left-wing media spin'

Nunes mocks furor over 'secret tape' comments as 'left-wing media spin'

"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? If we do not keep the majority, all of this goes away", he added. That's why I keep-thank you for saying that, by the way-we have to keep all these, we have to keep the majority.

The comments, which aired on MSNBC's "The Rachel Maddow Show" on Wednesday, were from a fundraiser for a GOP colleague.

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.

A spokesman for Mr Nunes responded angrily saying: "It's unsurprising to see the left-wing media spin Chairman Nunes' routine observations as some nefarious plot".

"If Sessions won't un-recuse and Mueller won't clear the president, we're the only ones, which is really the danger", he said on the recording. That's because they need to shape the long-term future of the judiciary and secure the House and Senate in 2018 before they take down the deep state, according to Nunes at least.

Iran's envoy at the United Nations Gholamali Khoshroo said in an report published by The Guardian that the U.S. is making history not just by violating a United Nations Security Council resolution it voted for three years ago, but also by penalizing countries who stick to the same unanimous resolution, according to Khoshroo. "The question is the timing of it right before the election".

He continued: "Do you want them to drop everything and not confirm the Supreme Court justice, the new Supreme Court justice?"

But Nunes said that resistance to Rosenstein's impeachment was mostly about scheduling.

Nunes said in response to a question from a person attending the fundraiser. He is asked by an audience member about the effort to impeach Rosenstein, which was only publicly supported by a small group of Republicans. "I don't think we should be cavalier with this process or term". Since Jeff Sessions is recused on the matter of the Russian Federation probe, the responsibility of deciding whether or not to fire Mueller, if Trump were to ask for this, falls to Rosenstein. "It's a matter of, it's a matter of timing".

Rosenstein, who appointed and now supervises Mueller, defended the special counsel investigation when he was brought before the House Judiciary Committee earlier this summer.

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