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Mark Levin: ‘Mueller Cannot Be a Power Unto Himself’

Michael Morris
By Michael Morris | May 2, 2018 | 9:16 AM EDT

Nationally syndicated radio talk show host, tv host, author and American lawyer Mark Levin (left) and "Special Counsel" Robert Mueller (right) (Screenshot)

On his Facebook page Wednesday morning, nationally syndicated radio talk show host, TV host, author and American lawyer Mark Levin blasted “Special Counsel” Robert Mueller for “disrupting and threatening the presidency” and chided the GOP Congress for allowing it, saying, “Mueller cannot be a power unto himself.”

“Here’s a thought […] Rather than try to pass legislation to protect ‘Special Counsel’ Mueller, the GOP Congress should subpoena Mueller and demand he answer legitimate questions about the course of his investigation—especially given its constitutional impact,” Mark Levin wrote on his Facebook page. “Congress need not wait for Mueller to issue his pronouncements. Surely Mueller cannot be a power unto himself, immune from legislative oversight while disrupting and threatening a presidency.”

Mark Levin’s remarks came after “[t]he Senate Judiciary Committee advanced legislation Thursday [April 26] that would protect special counsel Robert S. Mueller III from being fired by President Trump after the panel’s Republican chairman backed off changes that threatened bipartisan support for the bill,” reported The Washington Post.

A new report suggests “Mueller told President Trump’s legal team that he could subpoena the president to appear before a grand jury if Trump refuses an interview with Mueller’s team,” according to FOX News. “John Dowd told the AP that Mueller raised the possibility of a subpoena during a meeting with Trump's legal team in March. According to accounts of the meeting first reported by The Washington Post and confirmed by Fox News, Dowd retorted: ‘This isn’t some game. You are screwing with the work of the president of the United States.’”

 

Levin continued in his analysis of the situation on social media,

“Indeed, Congress has a more legitimate constitutional authority if not duty to inquire into Mueller’s investigation, given its lurch into constitutional areas and threats of obstruction against a sitting president, than Mueller does to question the president about his presidential functions. Moreover, Mueller must be asked on what legal basis he apparently disclaims the unaltered official DOJ policy and position, asserted in two long-established opinions, that a sitting president cannot be indicted. He must also be asked on what authority he can abandon DOJ policy which he’s compelled to comply with as a condition of his appointment.

“Now that Mueller has turned his ‘collusion’ investigation into a potential ‘constitutional crisis,’ he doesn’t have exclusive authority to call the shots and the GOP Congress needn’t wait for his anticipated impeachment report, a political gift to salivating Democrats who’ve pushed for this from the start.”

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