Republicans nationwide are facing headwinds going into the midterm elections, due in part to Trump's unpopularity and a steady churn of scandals surrounding the president and his administration.
Nunes concludes by saying Republicans need to keep their majority in Congress to protect the president.
It's also worth noting that Mueller and Deputy Attorney Rod Rosenstein, who now oversees the investigation, are both Republicans who were highly respected across the board prior to the start of the investigation.
"If Sessions won't unrecuse and Mueller won't clear the president, we're the only ones, which is really the danger", Nunes was recorded as saying. So it's not a matter that any of us like Rosenstein.
"So if we actually vote to impeach, OK, what that does is that triggers the Senate then has to take it up", he said on the recording.
Nunes, who chairs the House intelligence committee, has been targeted by Democrats as he has expanded the inquiry into Russian meddling in the 2016 election to include the Obama administration's surveillance of the Trump campaign.
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Rachel Madow, of MSNBC, obtained the recording of Nunes at a fundraiser for Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-Wash.) in her home state. But, for House Republicans, you see a real, I think, conflict between their role as balancing out the executive branch - they are in charge of a separate and equal branch of government - vs. supporting a president whose policy goals they think they can help. "Do you want them to drop everything and not confirm the Supreme Court justice, the new Supreme Court justice?"
He added: "We have to keep the majority. And then take the risk of not getting Kavanaugh confirmed", Nunes said.
National security lawyer Bradley P. Moss said that firing Mueller before the midterms "would be politically devastating" for Trump, but it's not completely out of the question. Senate Republicans handle this whole matter differently. "It's impossible to predict with certainty how Trump would react, but odds are the President - like any father - would not handle it well".
Nunes said at a recent fundraiser that Republicans need to keep control of the House to protect President Donald Trump from the Russian Federation investigation, according to an audio recording released today. Trump's cryptic Thursday tweet prompted some to ask, once again, whether Trump was hinting at a Mueller firing.
Nunes has repeatedly called for the Mueller investigation to come to an end and has criticized FBI officials for not quickly complying with document requests about how the investigation began.
Sen. Mitch McConnell has said that he anticipates a Kavanaugh confirmation to happen by October 1, but that remains to be seen. The views expressed in this article are those of just the author.