Editor’s Note: This blog has been updated as of 11:36AM.
In a post on his Facebook page on Thursday at 9:53AM, nationally syndicated radio talk show host, TV host, author and American lawyer Mark Levin blasted today’s hearing on the whistleblower complaint about President Donald J. Trump’s comments to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy as “just another spectacle, another drama for the media, another sham.”
“We will learn nothing,” wrote Mark Levin on social media. “This is just another spectacle, another drama for the media, another sham.”
Mark Levin’s remarks stem from an ongoing hearing, wherein Acting Director of National Intelligence (“DNI”) Joseph Maguire is testifying about the whistleblower complaint at the center of the House Democrats’ impeachment inquiry, and came after the White House declassified and released a transcript of the phone conversation between President Trump and President Zelenskyy of Ukraine and after the release of the whistleblower complaint.
“Today’s hearing, already … now we have the spectacle of Schiff trying to pressure the acting DNI, trying to put words in his mouth that were written by a so-called whistleblower, the latter of whom was not a direct witness to virtually anything, and who is represented by counsel who once worked for Clinton and Schumer,” Levin began his social media post.
“A hearing on hearsay -- ,” Levin continued later in his post, “should the so-called whistleblower be the first witness, his identity known, his complaint question[ed] and scrutinized, etc., before questioning the acting DNI about the complaint? Of course, but that wouldn’t serve the purpose of the Democrats and the media.”
In an earlier Facebook post on Thursday morning at 8:15AM, Levin expressed that “our government constantly works with and coordinates with foreign governments on criminal investigations,” and suggested that the president, as head of the executive branch, “can suggest to another head of state that his prosecutor talk to our attorney general.” Levin also commented on the “corrupt Bidens,” suggesting they “are not above the law,” further noting that there is “no constitutional issue” here and that “the president didn’t say anything untoward or improper.”
“We don’t know who the so-called whistleblower is,” Levin wrote in another Facebook post on the hearing Thursday morning at 11:14AM, “yet he is being defended by the Democrats and the media because they like what he wrote in his complaint. Meanwhile, we, the people, know nothing about the so-called whistleblower except he did not have direct, firsthand information about which he wrote his complaint and his lawyer worked for Clinton and Schumer. Yet, we are supposed to believe everything this so-called whistleblower has written and that he or she is a patriot. That’s not how any truth-seeking body is to operate. But, then again, this is not about truth-seeking.”
Levin concluded in yet another Facebook post Thursday at 11:22AM, “The Schiff hearing is another dud.”