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Thursday, March 8, 2018
Mark Levin’s new Fox News show raises the bar with Rep. Nunes interview
Mark Levin hit a home run with the
bases loaded in the second outing of his new Fox News program on Sunday, March
4. His guest for the full hour on Life, Liberty
& Levin was Rep. Devin
Nunes (R-Calif.), the chairman of the House Intelligence
Committee. Starting with their investigation into alleged collusion
between the Russians and the Donald Trump campaign, transition, and presidency,
Nunes and his committee have developed information that reveals the exact
opposite of what had been alleged. Instead of Trump-Russia
collusion, the evidence points to an insidious plot to employ the full power
and authority at the highest levels of the previous administration of Barack
Obama to illegally surveil Donald Trump's campaign and advisers for the purpose
of making a false criminal case to the secret FISA court in order to plant the
seeds for the destruction of the 45th president's administration.
Levin is an attorney with significant
expertise in constitutional issues. He is one of the country's leading radio talk show hosts. He
is also a bestselling author of nonfiction political books and the host of a
nightly program LevinTV on
the CRTV subscription channel. In the 1980s, Levin was a top aide to
Attorney General Ed Meese.
Levin approached his interview with
Nunes as if he were building the factual basis in a legal case and interviewing
the most knowledgeable friendly witness. He referred –
chronologically – to the record of articles published in the mainstream media
starting in October 2016 based on illegal leaks from the Obama administration,
the purpose of which appeared to be the take down of the Trump presidency.
Levin's Q&A with Nunes, who was
encountering Levin in person for the first time, could not have been more
compelling. In fact, the hour presented the alarming facts of this
complex evolving story in a manner that was both informative and
shocking. In this writer's opinion, it was perhaps the best concise
summary of the controversy to date, presented in a way that could be easily
followed, understood, and absorbed.
Fox News has not yet made a
transcript of the program available. The network appears unlikely to
do so, since a transcript of the first episode of Levin's premiere show on February
25 has not been forthcoming. So far, Fox News has posted a 14-minute video
clip from the Levin-Nunes episode. Several third parties
have uploaded the full hour, commercial-free, to YouTube, including here. How long
these unofficial videos will remain online is anyone's guess. Five
hours after the program first aired, a search of Google News shows that nothing
has (yet) been written in the media about this news-breaking episode of Life,
Liberty & Levin.
The entire program is essential
viewing. Here are a few excerpts, as transcribed by the author:
Mark Levin: As chairman of the House
Intelligence Committee, did the Obama administration spy on the Trump campaign?
Rep. Devin Nunes: I think it's pretty clear, and
average Americans understand, that that happened.
Levin: My argument to you, sir, is
that this goes right to the top. The president [Obama] may not know
all of the particulars, but he had to know a hell of a lot from the public
record and from his own people. What do you say?
Nunes: Well, it's hard to believe that
she [national security adviser and top Obama confidante Susan Rice] didn't know
that. The letter that she writes to herself on January 20th[, 2017],
hours before the Trump administration comes into power, it doesn't make any
sense other than to say it must have been some type of way to justify whatever
actions were taken or [to] cover something up.
Levin asked Nunes about the
difficulty his committee has encountered during the past year in getting
information from the courts and the executive branch.
Nunes: This has been the challenge
historically for the Congress. Once they create something [not in
the Constitution, like the courts and the FBI], it's hard to oversee it, it's
hard to shut it down, it's hard to control it. What our committee
has done, for the first time in a long time – with the help of all of our
members, on the Republican side at least – who want to get to the bottom,
to get to the truth. This is the first time in a long time when
you've seen Congress really use our authority and use our power to go all the
way to the courts to get information to try to rein in out-of-control
bureaucracies. It should alarm people what it has taken for us to
get to the bottom of this fiasco that's occurred. ...
Nunes: The media in this country is
dead. It no longer exists, and the American people need to
understand this. I don't know where it's going to all end – if it's
dead forever – but 90% of the media is far-left-wing, and they are totally
reliant on getting clicks and playing to their base and to their owners to
support what their owners want.
Levin: We have what I call a
Praetorian Guard media – they're going to protect the Obama administration no
matter what that administration did or does. If the shoe were on the
other foot – if this were a Republican administration that did this
to a Democratic candidate – it would be the greatest scandal in American
It is apparent that Life,
Liberty & Levin, which airs Sundays on Fox News at 10 P.M./E.T. and
P.T., will be appointment viewing from now on, especially when Levin's guest is
a potential news-maker like Devin Nunes.