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Levin: Sessions ‘Is Doing a Grave Injustice’ to Nation by Sitting Silently on Constitutional Issues

By Max Augros | July 31, 2018 | 2:39pm EDT
Nationally syndicated radio talk show host, TV host, author and American lawyer Mark Levin (Screenshot)

On his nationally syndicated radio talk show Monday, host Mark Levin pilloried Attorney General Jeff Sessions for “doing a grave injustice to the Constitution and the nation by sitting silently on what are the significant constitutional issues” concerning the Russia investigation and President Donald Trump.

“The Attorney General of the United States Jeff Sessions recused himself as to matters involving the campaign and Russia,” stated Mark Levin. “But the Attorney General of the United States is doing a grave injustice to the Constitution and the nation by sitting silently on what are the significant constitutional issues. And if they’re decided the wrong way, it will have grave implications for the future of this country.”

Levin reproached U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions for not affirming the Justice Department’s own memorandum concerning the indictment of a sitting president, Levin asking in recent past, “What authority does he [Special Counsel Robert Mueller] have to even contemplate indicting a president?”  Levin has further argued that the appointment of Robert Mueller as special counsel violates the Appointments Clause of the Constitution.

Below is a transcript of Mark Levin’s remarks on his show Monday:

“Now, if you’re concerned about our constitutional order, or what’s left of it, if you’re concerned about separation of powers, if you’re concerned about the ability of a president of the United States to do his job while in office, then why wouldn’t you raise these concerns? Why don’t the media raise these concerns, the democrats raise these concerns, the Never-Trumpers raise these concerns? Because they don’t worry about it. They’re not concerned about it.

“They’ll find some outlier lawyer or outlier professor who will dismiss all this, and they’ll embrace it because they want to.

 

“It’s not whether I think a sitting president of the United States can be indicted. It’s whether or not the Department of Justice thinks so.

“Now, let me add another point. The Attorney General of the United States Jeff Sessions recused himself as to matters involving the campaign and Russia. But the Attorney General of the United States is doing a grave injustice to the Constitution and the nation by sitting silently on what are the significant constitutional issues. And if they’re decided the wrong way, it will have grave implications for the future of this country.

“There is no reason that Jeff Sessions can’t step in—not to get involved in the investigation per se, but to get involved in the nature of these constitutional questions. And yet he’s silent, absolutely silent. I’ve never seen anything like it.”

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