Mark Levin on President Trump's phone call with the Ukrainian president, why he believes former president Joe Biden is interfering with the 2020 election, and the whistleblower's relationship with the "rat's nest" that is the National Security Council. From the Thursday broadcast of 'Hannity' on the FOX News Channel:
MARK LEVIN, "UNFREEDOM OF THE PRESS' AUTHOR: Here's what I want to start off by saying. What exactly is the issue here? What exactly is the impeachable issue here? The Ukrainian President said "no pressure, no quid pro quo" He didn't know military aid was temporary withheld, and the President has every right to temporarily withhold military aid for any damn reason he wants to and it has done before by other Presidents.
The phone call itself, we have the phone itself. The President declassified it, you can't find a single tie between military aid and a request for the 2016 investigation and even if you do, it's perfectly legal. But there isn't there isn't. You can't ask the Ukrainian government to assist you in the 2016 criminal investigation that is being led by the Attorney General?
Of course you can. Even though it might get to the bottom of the Hillary campaign and the DNC that worked with Ukraine and the Obama Administration, President of the United States is free to do that and if he did do that, good for him. You can't mention the Biden's? Why because Joe Biden is running for office for the 412th time?
Well, Mueller got assistance from 13 governments in his Special Counsel investigation I don't remember hearing a single complaint from anybody, just because somebody is running for office doesn't mean they are immune from investigations. The President of the United States said it as passively as possible.
Meanwhile, Ukraine got the military aid and the Bidens are still running free. You want to talk about interfering with an election, Biden is interfering with an election - he supports impeaching the President, does that help the election? The Democrats are interfering with the election, that's a whole purpose of what they are doing? They are trying to reverse the 2016 election and influence of 2020 election, how do I know?
This is the first time in American history a process like this so Baxter dies in the impeachment clause has ever been used against a President, a federal judge or any official in the United States government.
So there is no issue of impeachment, high crimes and misdemeanors, treason, bribery, no issue of criminality when it comes to the President, so what's the issue? Now we have found the rat's nest, it's in the National Security Council. The whistleblower according to a number of reports as you have been saying here tonight comes off the National Security Council, an Obama holdover - a Democrat.
Somebody who worked with Biden, somebody who worked with Brennan, an Obama holdover who didn't like Trump, who met with one of the active figures in the Ukraine efforts to undermine the President of the United States in 2016. We have two others who now were hired by Schiff, Obama holders who were in the Trump National Security Council, now they work for Schiff and how much you want to bet one of them was the one that he colluded with.
And of course Schiff doesn't know anything about it. If you want to know why the President of the United States had trouble bringing in his own people into the National Security Counsil and getting clearances, now you know why? Because it's a rat's nest. And by the way, I think U.S. Attorney Durham and the Attorney General of the United States ought to have an investigation of these three National Security Council former staffers, what role if did they have in the Ukraine 2016 matter interfering with the election? What role did they have pushing the Russia collusion matter? Where they leaker's?
I think the criminal investigation - the Hill with Schiff - he ought to get into these three and find out exactly what they did and there may be more of them. Then we have Lieutenant Colonel Vindman. You can trash Mike Flynn, you can trash Holly North and you can trash anybody who served in the military but not Lieutenant Colonel Vindman.
Deep inside that "New York Times" piece Sean, it said that Colonel Vindman had provided advice to the Ukrainian government mostly in English - what the hell does that mean? He's working for the Commander in Chief of the United States. He is on the National Security Council. He's an active duty Lieutenant Colonel, why are you giving advice to Ukraine? Nobody is following up on that. I'm just curious, what was that all about?
Adam Schiff, you are a key fact material witness. You hired those two Obama staffers, your staffers are one of them met with the Former National Security staffer to the President of the United States, you are trying to protect your staffers and protect this phony whistleblower and you are trying to protect the Democrats from 2016 and what they tried to do to candidate Trump. It's all in "POLITICO" and it's all in "The New York Times" even though they don't want to admit it.
Now Donald Trump has been investigated by the Southern District of New York, by the Special Counsel, he's been investigated by multiple Committees in Congress, hundreds of subpoenas have been issued against him, his businesses, his taxes, his bank accounts, his family members, but Joe Biden - you can't interfere with the election, Joe Biden is running for office again, he's been running for office since he was nine years old, now he's 103.
Joe is running again, you're not allowed to look into Joe Biden, that's interfering in a foreign election - sure it is. And by the way you can't ask foreign governments for help? How do you get help in investigating somebody when the events occurred overseas? The FBI does this all the time we investigate people for drug prosecutions, investment prosecutions, money laundering with the assistance of foreign governments all the time.
The President of the United States hasn't done anything at all. Why do the Democrats keep lying? Here is with they passed today, seven and half pages of B.S. Here's what they did in 1998, a long discussion of the President's rights. The President has a right to counsel, to cross-examine, to have his own witnesses and so forth and so on.
You know what they said today? They said the Chair of the Committee including such procedures has allowed the participation of the President and his Counsel, how did they get to participate? We don't know, this is the biggest disgusting scandal and it is all on the Democrat Party that has hijacked the impeachment process, our tax dollars, the House of Representatives to push their 2020 election. That is what it's going on, that's it.