On his nationally syndicated radio talk show Monday, host Mark Levin briefly discussed the GOP FISA memo release and suggested that Democrats and the Praetorian Guard media are protecting Barack Obama.
“There’s no way Obama didn’t know about the applications and the actual securing of the warrant,” stated Mark Levin. “There’s no way. And yet he’s never asked about it. And he’s the one the Democrat Party’s protecting. And he’s the one the Praetorian media are protecting.”
Levin’s remarks came after the White House released the FISA memo last Friday.
Below is a transcript of Levin’s comments from his show Monday:
“Barack Obama had to know, at least generally, what was taking place for multiple reasons, and he’s the one the Democrats are protecting the most. He’s the one the media are protecting the most. And oddly enough, it’s Donald Trump who’s in their crosshairs, as if he knows any of this, and he knows almost none of it.
“Number one, the Attorney General of the United States Loretta Lynch, she knew about it. She wasn’t bashful about revealing information. She met with Bill Clinton on the tarmac in Phoenix to let him know that his wife was in the clear.
“The idea that an Attorney General of the United States as political as she was, wouldn’t inform the President of the United States what’s taking place with these FISA applications and then the FISA warrant, to me, is preposterous.
“Number two, the Deputy Attorney General, at the time, Sally Yates – extremely political, as she demonstrated when she refused to defend President Trump’s refugee executive orders, which were constitutional. She refused to do it. She knew about the relevant FISA application.
“Number three, FBI Director Comey, at the time, he knew about the FISA application.
“Number four, the Deputy FBI Director, McCabe, he knew about the FISA application.
“We know that Comey is a serial leaker. I don’t know what he leaked in relation to this. We know that McCabe is a leaker. I don’t know what he leaked in relation to this.
“But we know they all despise Trump.
“The senior level of the FBI obstructed the Hillary Clinton investigation. Let’s be blunt. What else do you call it?
“But there were FISA leaks, sporadic and pinpointed to the media – to the media. It had to come from the people who knew about it.
“I don’t believe for a minute that the senior level White House staff wasn’t told about it. This was a counterintelligence investigation, where Carter Page was being accused, in order to get the warrant, of being an agent of Russia.
“So, you have to assume the Director of National Security knew about it, Susan Rice. You have to assume the Deputy Director of the National Security Council knew about it, Ben Rhodes. I don’t know who did exactly or who didn’t, but it’s easy enough to find out. They’re not going to come on my program, but there’s no reason Congress can’t find out. And I’ll get to that in a minute.
“So, Lynch, Yates, Comey, McCabe, Strzok, Page, they all knew about the FISA application.
“Would they have kept it secret from the President of the United States? Would they have kept it secret from Susan Rice and Ben Rhodes? Why? Why would they have done that?
“Moreover, if I found pieces of this in the media, you have to assume the president’s press team found pieces of this in the media, even if for some ridiculous, ridiculous reason he wasn’t aware of it from his own people. There it was.
“If I could piece it together from public records, they could piece it together from public records.
“Number three, as I said on March 2, the President of the United States receives a daily briefing on the intelligence issues of the prior day: the presidential daily briefing. This was a counterintelligence espionage operation relating to Trump world.
“I don’t believe, again, for one second, that that information, at some point, in some way, wasn’t provided to the President of the United States through the daily presidential briefing.
“And I’ve said from day one, Congress needs to fight to get the relevant copies of that material from the presidential briefing.
“In other words, there’s no way Obama didn’t know. There’s no way Obama didn’t know about the applications and the actual securing of the warrant.
“There’s no way. And yet he’s never asked about it. And he’s the one the Democrat Party’s protecting. And he’s the one the Praetorian media are protecting.”