Newly released audio from a Republican fundraiser features Nunes talking to donors at a gathering in Spokane, Washington, last week, during which Nunes said that "if we do not keep the majority, all of this goes away". "That's why I keep - and thank you for saying it, by the way - I mean, we have to keep all these seats". A spokesman for Nunes didn't return a request for comment sent late Wednesday by The Washington Post.
Nunes made several other noteworthy statements to the audience of GOP donors, also concerning the Russian Federation investigation and its supervision. In it, Nunes discusses how House Republicans still want to impeach Rosenstein-despite assurances from the leadership that that wasn't a priority- but are only waiting to do so until after the Senate confirms Trump's Supreme Court pick, Brett Kavanaugh.
"I will fill out the remaining few months of my term to assure that our community maintains its vote in Congress to support President Trump's agenda to create jobs, eliminate regulations, reduce the size of government, address immigration and lower taxes", he said in the statement. He added, "so it's not a matter that any of us like Rosenstein". "I don't think you're gonna get any argument from most of our colleagues". Okay, now we have a problem, right? Yet his travails come at a time when Democrats are on the offensive ahead of the midterm elections, and generic polls show them widely favored to recapture the House of Representatives at the very least. "Well, if that's the case, then that's criminal".
House Speaker Paul D. Ryan, R-Wis., has said he opposes the effort to impeach Rosenstein, but the party's most conservative members in the House have indicated they will push the issue again as soon as September.
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He emphasizes that having "hope" alone is passive, saying our nation should not rely on this to solve our problems. Fahrenheit 11/9 is due in U.S. theatres on September 21.
The same official said local party officials believe there is still time to choose a new candidate to get that person's name onto the ballot for the November 6 election. The indictment further described how the Russians delivered the cache of hacked emails to WikiLeaks, the online organization led by Julian Assange. He called the president's tweets a "mixed bag".
It is clear that he intends to undermine the investigation because he lists keeping control of the House as an alternative to Attorney General Jeff Sessions - who is recused from the investigation and all related matters on the advice of ethics experts - taking control of the probe or to Mueller finding the president to be innocent.
"This is all political", Nunes said.