Maddow Obtains Audio of Nunes Warning of Russia Probe: ‘If Mueller Won’t Clear’ Trump, ‘We’re The Only Ones’
On Wednesday, MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow released audio of Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) speaking at a Republican fundraiser in what he believed was outside the earshot of the public and the press.
The fundraiser was for House Republican Conference Chairwoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers who just narrowly won her primary bid.
During the talk with his fellow Republicans, Nunes said this: “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. If Sessions won’t un-recuse and Mueller won’t clear the president, we’re the only ones — which is really the danger. That’s why I keep, and thank you for saying it by the way, I mean we have to keep all these seats. We do not keep the majority, all of this goes away.”
Responding to Nunes’ remarks, Maddow commented on what the GOP — and specifically Nunes — is saying behind closed doors.
“The case they’re making is that they either need to stop the investigation of the president, they need to stop the Russia investigation or they need to keep using the power of Congress to impede that investigation, or else, right?” Maddow said. “That’s why they want to keep the majority. That’s the stakes for them keeping the majority.”
“They’re using the majority to impede the investigation,” Maddow further added.
Watch above, via MSNBC
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