On his nationally syndicated radio talk show Tuesday, host Mark Levin suggested that Hillary Clinton was “very, very lucky” that James Comey was FBI Director because “she should have been indicted.”
“Now I would contend, as a substantive matter, Hillary Clinton is very, very lucky that Director Comey was the director of the FBI,” opined Mark Levin. “She may feel that he hurt her presidential chances, but let me tell you something, she should have been indicted.”
Levin’s comments come after President Donald Trump fired FBI Director Comey, acting “based on the clear recommendations of both Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and Attorney General Jeff Sessions.”
Below is a transcript of Levin’s remarks from his Tuesday show:
“Now, this will be unraveled and picked to pieces and so forth and so on.
“It’s obvious that it was the decision, mostly in July, overwhelmingly the decision in July, when he [Comey] had that public press conference about Hillary Clinton’s emails, where he laid out the case for indictment and decided not to indict, which has appalled pretty much everybody – everybody.
“Number one, that he did it that way. Number two, that he laid out the case, in what he calls a closing argument way. Then, I would argue, he didn’t pull the trigger.
“And the Attorney General of the United States and the Deputy Attorney General of the United States, they oversee the FBI.
“I can tell you, when I was chief of staff to my Attorney General, Edwin Meese, we met often around a very large table in the conference room with law enforcement leaders – DEA, FBI, Marshalls and so forth, Bureau of Prisons.
“The attorney general has to have, and the deputy, confidence that the FBI director isn’t, you know, isn’t going rogue, isn’t operating outside of the department’s rules.
“Now I would contend, as a substantive matter, Hillary Clinton is very, very lucky that Director Comey was the director of the FBI. She may feel that he hurt her presidential chances, but let me tell you something, she should have been indicted, and she should have been indicted on multiple counts of violations of the Espionage Act, with intent, gross negligence. Whatever it was, she had both. She had both.
“But when the deputy attorney general, the attorney general and the President of the United States lose faith in the FBI director – and it’s completely understandable – then they need to go. He needs to go.”