Recording of Devin Nunes at private McMorris Rodgers fundraiser makes national headlines

Recording of Devin Nunes at private McMorris Rodgers fundraiser makes national headlines

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

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.

Devin Nunes, the House Intelligence Committee chairman and one of President Donald Trump's most vocal supporters in Congress, is anxious about the Republican Party's prospects in the November midterm elections.

"I've said publicly Rosenstein deserves to be impeached", Nunes said in the recording.

The audio, released by MSNBC's Rachel Maddow and recorded at a closed-door California fundraiser, shows Nunes admitting that collusion with a foreign government is a crime before offering a very narrow definition of that crime.

In the recording Devin Nunes, a Republican Congressman and chair of the House Intelligence Committee, admitted that: "We have to keep the majority".

"We have to keep all those seats".

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McMorris Rodgers' office says they're looking into who made the recording.

Likewise, House Speaker Paul Ryan has already "booted Collins out of the House Energy and Commerce Committee".

Jack Langer, a spokesman for Nunes, downplayed the comments in a statement to CNN, saying "it's unsurprising to see the left-wing media spin Chairman Nunes' routine observations as some nefarious plot, since these same media outlets spent the previous year and a half touting non-existent Russian Federation collusion conspiracy".

"So if we actually vote to impeach, okay, what that does is that triggers the Senate then has to take it up", Nunes told the supporters. "Well, and you have to decide what you want right now because the Senate only has so much time".

At one point you can hear the Congresswoman chime in when Nunes was responding to a question from the audience about impeaching Rosenstein.

Nunes also blamed timing, and the need for the Senate to confirm President Donald Trump's pick for the Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh, before November as the reason things weren't moving more swiftly in Congress toward Rosenstein's removal.

He went on to say he will fill out his term and "continue to fight the meritless charges brought against me". 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".

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