During a lengthy appearance on “Fox and Friends” Sunday morning, conservative
radio host Mark Levin explained why he thinks former President
Barack Obama undoubtedly spied on then-presidential candidate
Donald Trump during last year’s presidential campaign.
Levin spent the first handful of minutes, nearly half the
interview, laying out the evidence for why he believes Obama
is guilty, including reading reports directly from mainstream
media outlets like the New York Times, the Washington Post,
McClatchy and the Guardian.
When Fox News host Pete Hegseth tried to move the segment
along, Levin interrupted, “Hold on! Hold on! I need to make
the case because the media seems to be confused about their
According to Levin, the evidence is clear.
“The issue isn’t whether the
Obama administration spied
on the Trump campaign or
the transition or certain
surrogates, the issue is the
extent of it,” Levin explained.
“The evidence is
overwhelming,” he went
on to say.
The conservative radio host continued:
They were so aggressive, they waited four or five months, they go back in
October, weeks before the general election, they narrow their request, all
of the sudden we have leaks coming out on [Michael] Flynn. Then we
have a “Oh horrible” meeting that took place between [Attorney General
Jeff] Sessions and so forth. And I’m telling you as a former chief of staff t
o a United States attorney general in the [Ronald] Regan administration,
these are police state tactics.
Now what did Barack Obama know? He knew everything I just read you
apart from one or two articles. You wanna know how I know? It’s in the
newspapers! It’s right there! So Barack Obama not only knew this, but he
gets a daily intelligence briefing.
Later in the interview, Levin emphasized that the case he just
previously laid out against the Obama administration wasn’t
of his doing, but of the mainstream press — he just pieced it
Then he defended Trump.
“Donald Trump is the victim. His campaign is the victim. His
transition team is the victim. His surrogates are the victims,”
Levin explained. “These are police state tactics.”
“I’m telling you as a former chief of staff to attorney general,
if this had been done to Barack Obama all hell would break
lose,” he added. “And Barack Obama’s statement [on the
wiretapping allegations] is just pathetic.”
Moving forward, to get to the bottom of these allegations,
Levin suggested that the two FISA court warrant requests
from the Obama administration need to be released, in
addition to the daily presidential intelligence briefings from
the past year being released to Congress.
“There ought to be public hearings on this stuff, too,” Levin
told the “Fox and Friends” hosts.