Last night, Rachel Maddow played a tape of Devin Nunes speaking at a closed-door fundraiser for Cathy McMorris Rogers.* Nunes acknowledged that the GOP in Congress still want to impeach Rod Rosenstein to stop the Mueller investigation. However, impeaching Rosenstein now would cause a delay in the US Senate confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the US Supreme Court. Therefore, the impeachment will have to wait until Kavanaugh is confirmed, if he is.

The negotiations about Trump testifying to the Mueller probe are just a smokescreen to delay until the Kavanaugh confirmation is over. If Trump refuses to testify, I believe that Mueller will issue a subpoena that will be fought in the courts all the way up to the Supreme Court.

*In an interesting aside, Rogers was almost defeated by her Democratic opponent in a jungle primary on Tuesday. She occupies the number four leadership position in the Republican Party in the US House of Representatives.

Trump must go