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Mark Levin: No TV, Public Transcript or Radio Audio of What Took Place in Court That Ruled in Favor of Jim Acosta

Michael Morris
By Michael Morris | November 19, 2018 | 1:30 PM EST

Nationally syndicated radio talk show host, TV host, author and American lawyer Mark Levin (Screenshot)

On his nationally syndicated radio talk show “The Mark Levin Show” Friday, host Mark Levin noted that on that date, Nov. 16, 2018, there was no TV, no public transcript or radio audio available of what took place in the courtroom of the court that ruled in favor of Jim Acosta that he could find.

“There’s not TV in the courtroom; there’s no public transcript of what took place in that courtroom; there’s no radio audio of what took place in that courtroom – nothing,” stated Mark Levin on Friday. “So, while I would like to analyze what the court said and did, other than a few sentences in the media, I can’t.”

Mark Levin’s comments came Friday after “Judge Timothy J. Kelly of the U.S. District Court of the District of Columbia granted CNN a temporary restraining order Friday, saying that the White House must return CNN White House Correspondent Jim Acosta’s press pass,” reported CNSNews.com. Also on Friday, President Trump said  that returning Jim Acosta’s press pass was “not a big deal” and noted that new rules would be coming soon, according to CNSNews.com.

Below is a transcript of Levin’s remarks from his show on Friday:

“If  you want to know what took place in that courtroom and read an actual copy of the transcript of the judges proceedings in that courtroom over this matter, ‘where the people have a right to know,’ they tell us, you’ll have a hell of a time getting it.

“The vast majority of people reporting on this today have not read the transcript unless they were in the courtroom. Isn’t that amazing?

“There’s not TV in the courtroom; there’s no public transcript of what took place in that courtroom; there’s no radio audio of what took place in that courtroom – nothing,” stated Mark Levin on Friday. “So, while I would like to analyze what the court said and did, other than a few sentences in the media, I can’t.”

“We’re told in the media that he did not address the constitutional issues, but he did address the due process issue. Due process? And that the White House now is having to prepare procedures for reporters, maybe a code of conduct, that will be applied to reporters.

“So, this federal district judge, who conducts himself in secrecy, at least away from the American people, making it extraordinarily difficult for you and me to know what the hell took place in that courtroom. That federal judge – one judge, out of a thousand federal district judges – has ruled that the president of the United States can’t yank a hard pass from an individual who conducts himself in a very inappropriate way in front of the America people, in front of the rest of the press corps and in the White House, even though CNN has approximately 50 other so-called journalists with hard passes.

“Unbelievable.

“This is why I want you to stay with me. I will explain these things.

“So, we don’t have a transcript of what took place in that courtroom. And so I said to the court reporter, ‘Well, why don’t you put it, why don’t you tell the judge who I am, that I have an audience of millions, that we’d like you to put it up for free on a site where the people can see it,’ and he would have none of it.

“Freedom of the press, baby, except when it comes to the federal judiciary. That’s a fact.”


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