Thursday Open Thread | Devin Nunes caught on tape revealing a GOP plan to impeach Rosenstein and end the Mueller investigation

MSNBC host Rachel Maddow obtained a tape of Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) at a private fundraiser for Cathy McMorris Rodgers

In the first clip, Nunes confesses that he’s often embarrassed by Trump, particularly his tweets.

“Sometimes we cringe on the president’s tweets,” Nunes said at the event.

In the second clip, Nunes is heard saying that if there was someone that was an American citizen or a political campaign got secrets from a foreign government, “it would be a very bad thing.” He described a scenario where Rodgers may have scored stolen emails that she chose to release.

“Well, if that’s the case, then that’s criminal,” he said.

“With federal prosecutors now claiming in a federal indictment Wikileaks and D.C. Leaks and Guccifer 2.0 were the means by which stolen e-mails were disseminated during the presidential election and lots of still accruing evidence people associated with the Trump campaign and the president’s family and the president himself helped in that dissemination during the campaign, it cannot help that the lead opponent of the Russia investigation privately concedes when he thinks nobody is recording him that sort of activity, if proven, that would definitely be criminal,” Maddow explained.

This after Nunes has spent over a year being “acrobatic in his contortion in making the Russia scandal go away,” Maddow said.

In response to a question from the audience about deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein, Rodgers interjects and says that there is a plan in place from the Republicans to impeach Rosenstein.

“It’s a bit complicated, right?” Nunses is heard saying. “I say that because you have to we only have so many months left, right. So if we actually vote to impeach, okay, what that does is that triggers the Senate then has to take it up. Well, and you have to decide what you want right now because the Senate only has so much time. Do you want it to drop everything and not confirm the Supreme Court justice, the new Supreme Court justice?”

He goes on to say Rosenstein deserves to be impeached.

“I don’t think you will get any argument from most of our colleagues. The question is the timing of it right before the election,” he continued.

Getting rid of Rosenstein is how Congressional Republicans can stop the Mueller investigation.

The final segment Maddow pulled from the tape was about how Nunes views his role in Congress and keeping the majority in Congress.

“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,” Nunes says. “If [Jeff] Sessions won’t unrecuse, Mueller won’t clear the president, we’re the only ones, which is really the danger. 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. We do not keep the majority, all of this goes away.”

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65 Responses to Thursday Open Thread | Devin Nunes caught on tape revealing a GOP plan to impeach Rosenstein and end the Mueller investigation

  1. rikyrah says:

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  2. Ametia says:

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/politics

    Short: Blame the Blacks & Brown folks!

    Really, this is some tired ass bullshit

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    Kyrsten…

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      There are three things that someone can do to me that pisses me off and sets me off: calling me a n!993r, kicking me, and spitting on me. I understand why the driver reacted the way he did. The company shouldn’t have fired him because when the guy spat on him, that was an assault. If I were the driver, I’d sue the company and the the guy that spat on him.

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  11. Ametia says:

    Where my girl, eliihaas?

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  13. rikyrah says:

    Black Lightning fans 🙌🙌

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  15. Ametia says:

    The Rude Pundit: The Trump Administration Wants to See How Racist It Can Be

    Snip:

    Of course, mistreating the undocumented was never the full plan. Because, see, White House adviser and Man Most Likely to Be Caught Eating Hamsters Whole, Stephen Miller, is a fucking ghoul, and he’s getting the Trump administration to change how legal immigrants are treated. And if you’re thinking, “Oh, they must be getting extra nice to documented immigrants because they’ve been such pricks to undocumented ones,” then you’re a fucking idiot who doesn’t understand the level of cruelty for cruelty’s sake these shitheels exist on.

    What they want to do now is get rid of legal immigrants and they’re gonna contort the fuckin’ law to do it so they don’t need congressional approval. The plan: “immigrants living legally in the U.S. who have ever used or whose household members have ever used Obamacare, children’s health insurance, food stamps and other benefits could be hindered from obtaining legal status in the U.S.” You got that? You have a kid who’s a U.S. citizen and is on CHIP? No green card for you. You have a green card and get an Obamacare subsidy? No citizenship and, hey, we’ll take that green card away. Back to the unstable visa system for you or, the real goal, deportation.

    http://rudepundit.blogspot.com/2018/08/the-trump-administration-wants-to-see.html
    The Rude Pundit

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  16. Ametia says:

    Tribune/Sinclair deal is dead. Tribune dues

    The Sinclair Broadcast Group acquisition of Tribune Media is dead.
    Tribune said in a statement Thursday that it has terminated its merger agreement with Sinclair, scuttling a $3.9 billion deal that would have given the broadcasting group an even broader reach into American living rooms. It’s also suing Sinclair for breach of contract.
    The breakup of the deal is a stinging defeat for Sinclair (SBGI), owner of dozens of local television stations. Sinclair has been scrutinized for its ties to the Trump administration.

    https://money.cnn.com/2018/08/09/media/tribune-sinclair/index.html

    Everything hitched to 45 DIES

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  17. Ametia says:

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  18. How is he on the House Intelligence Committee? Charge Devin Nunes with obstruction of justice already!

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  19. rikyrah says:

    Uh huh 😒 😒

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  28. nedhamson says:

    Sounds likes a 12 year-old playing some dark world game after drinking 15 Red Bulls.

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  29. rikyrah says:

    Good Morning, Everyone 😄😄😄

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  30. Checks and Balances gone. House Intelligence Committee is broken beyond repair. Who can ever trust it again? Republicans have corrupted it. They’re thugs in Brooks Brothers suits. @SpeakerRyan allowed it to be torn down to the ground. I absolutely despise him intensely.

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    • eliihass says:

      And just as they did with Neil Gorsuch, they’ve once again wheeled out some woman in their tv ads (this time brown-skinned) – who claims to be a ‘registered Democrat’, and a ‘minority’ …and she’s ‘vouching’ for Kavanaugh..

      She claims to have clerked for him for one year..

      As if greedy/unscrupulous self-serving opportunists and ratfuckers who are willing to say and do anything for a seat on the coattails of an illegitimate SCOTUS nominee …regardless of party registration, aren’t a dime a dozen..

      As if the treasonous buffoon’s daughter and son in law weren’t registered Democrats …

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    • Ametia says:

      The entire GOP needs to be :

      E·rad·i·cated
      əˈradəˌkāt/Submit
      verb
      destroyed completely; put an end to.
      “this disease has been eradicated from the world”
      synonyms: eliminate, get rid of, remove, obliterate; More

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