"How could I be lying" about former President Donald Trump being spied on by an entity hired by a lawyer from Hillary Clinton's campaign, said radio host Mark Levin Monday, "when I regurgitated" reports from the mainstream media?
Levin was discussing an investigation released by special counsel John Durham, appointed by Trump. The radio host had previously pointed to evidence showing such espionage occurred in March 2017, only to be lambasted the media.
"To the extent anything I said was inaccurate, it was because the media were inaccurate, for which they’ve never apologized," Levin said. "And I gave the source in each example. ‘This is Exhibit 1 and 2 and 3 and 4’ and where did I get it from. And the media said I was lying, that I was a conspiracy theorist. How could I be lying or a conspiracy theorist when I’m regurgitating what they printed?"
Levin dove into details about the investigation, including how data was reportedly collected from Donald Trump’s Central Park West apartment building, Trump Tower, and the executive office of the president.
Below is a transcript of this segment from "The Mark Levin Show":
Mark Levin: “When Donald Trump picked it up, when Joel Pollak at Breitbart picked up what I had said that day, they came under attack too. ‘Oh, he uses the word ‘wiretap.’’ The word ‘wiretap’ was used because it was in the headline of The New York Times, which they eventually changed when people said ‘can you prove a wiretap?’ And of course, I made the point I can’t prove anything; I don’t have subpoena power, I don’t have a grand jury, but I have the media platform, one after the other, reporting leaks about what took place.
“So shame on the phony news platforms today that that broadcast on this program on March 3rd  never occurred. Shame on the phony news platforms today that pretend the ‘Fox & Friends’ show I did with Pete Hegseth among others on March 5th, 2017 never existed. Shame on the phony news platforms that pretend that the next night on ‘Hannity,’ March 6th, 2017, that my discussion of this never existed. The reason is, ladies and gentlemen, and the reason this is important is because the media were involved, the media knew a lot of this and covered it up and the media today are doing the same thing. They act like this is a snore job, a snooze job, it’s no big deal. It’s a big deal. This and Russia/Ukraine are the big subjects of the days I want to discuss, but not the only ones because I also want you to know how Mitch McConnell is sabotaging conservatives and sabotaging the conservative base, the way he did with the Tea Party. And hopefully, today, we’ll have time for that too.
“Now of course, every particular of what Mr. Durham is finding out through his criminal investigation – how could I possibly know that? I didn’t do a criminal investigation. I don’t have the authority to do a criminal investigation. And to the extent anything I said was inaccurate, it was because the media were inaccurate, for which they’ve never apologized. And I gave the source in each example. ‘This is Exhibit 1 and 2 and 3 and 4’ and where did I get it from. And the media said I was lying, that I was a conspiracy theorist. How could I be lying or a conspiracy theorist when I’m regurgitating what they printed? But they said. That put them in a tough position, of course. I got almost no backing from conservatives in talk radio or on cable TV because they’re cowards. The handful that stood up are clearly in good stead, but the rest are just cowards. They talk tough; they wanted nothing to do with this. But what’s right is right. And even today, even today, you see these news reporters breaking their backs to try and avoid what was said on March 3rd, March 5th, and March 6th right here….
“‘The motion then reiterated the indictment’s allegations that beginning in approximately July 2016, [Rodney] Joffe – that’s this Internet guy – worked with [Michael] Sussmann, the opposition research firm FusionGPS, and ‘numerous cyber researchers,’’ I’m quoting now, ‘’and employees at multiple Internet companies to assemble the purported data and white papers.’ ‘‘In connection with these efforts,’ continued the motion, Joffe ‘exploited his access to nonpublic and proprietary Internet data. Joffe would then ‘task’ researchers at Georgia Tech ‘to mine Internet data to establish ‘an inference’ and ‘narrative’ tying then-candidate [Donald] Trump to Russia… with Joffe indicating that he was seeking to please certain ‘VIPs,’ referring to individuals with the [Hillary] Clinton campaign, and Sussmann’s law firm at the time, Perkins Coie’’ – all roads go through this guy, Marc Elias, and this law firm; I’ve been telling you about this for months; this guy Elias and so forth, Perkins Coie. I don’t know what Elias knew but he ought to be questioned. ‘Friday’s motion then, for the first time revealed that the Internet data Joffe and his associates exploited was domain name system (DNS) Internet traffic pertaining to a particular health care provider, Trump Tower, Donald Trump’s Central Park West apartment building, and the executive office of the president.’
“In other words – let me help – they tapped into the data in his computers at Trump Tower, Donald Trump’s Central Park West apartment building, and the office of the president of the United States. And I don’t know who this health care provider is but perhaps his doctor, for all I know. All paid for by Hillary Clinton and the DNC.
“‘The motion further stressed that Joffe’s Internet company ‘had come to access and maintain dedicated servers for the executive office of the president as part of a sensitive arrangement whereby it provided DNS resolution services to the executive office of the president.’’
“In other words, it was a federal contractor with the executive office of the president and he used that role to tap into Trump’s information and most of this is being ignored by the media today, most of it.
“‘‘Joffe and his associates,’ the motion claimed, ‘exploited this arrangement by mining the executive office of the president’s DNS traffic and other data for the purpose of gathering derogatory information about Donald Trump.’’
“You can’t tell me, folks, that the FBI and the intel agencies didn’t know this. According to the motion – because remember, they had their own thing going on at the same time, trying to take Trump out.
“‘According to the motion, Joffe did more than have his associates mine Internet traffic at Trump Tower, Trump’s residential apartment building, and the executive office of the president of the United States – he gave that data to Sussmann, who provided it to the CIA during a Feb. 9, 2017 meeting.’ That’s one month before I went public. ‘During that meeting, Sussmann gave the CIA ‘data which he claimed reflected reportedly suspicious DNS lookups by Trump Tower, Trump’s residential apartment building, the executive office of the president, and a health care provider of Internet protocol or IP addresses affiliated with a Russian mobile phone provided.’’
“In other words, they planted information. ‘According to Friday’s motion, Sussmann told the CIA during his meeting on Feb. 9, 2017, ‘that these lookups demonstrated Trump and/or his associates were using supposedly rare, Russian-made, wireless phones in the vicinity of the White House and other locations’ – it’s a setup. And most of the media are ignoring this. Think about this. Shame on Chris Christie and shame on the Bush clan and shame on the Cheney clan and shame on all of them. Shame on the Never-Trumpers. This man comes right out of the box; they’re going out trying to take him out, corrupting every aspect of this federal law enforcement and federal intel. It’s unbelievable.”