Conservative talk radio host Mark Levin went into thermonuclear meltdown mode on Thursday while speaking with Fox News Channel’s Sean Hannity. The former Reagan staffer was in rare form when he described why Robert Mueller’s investigation of Trump is totally without merit.
He questioned the role of special counsel Robert Mueller and the boundaries he has crossed with his investigation into alleged interference of Russia in the 2016 presidential election. But Levin also described a little reported legal nuance about whether or not a sitting president can even be indicted… and that’s got some ears perking up all over the country.
Here’s a partial transcript from our friends at Breitbart:
HANNITY: Apparently, the president’s lawyers negotiated with the special counsel over the idea that the president would speak with Robert Mueller.
The president himself is like I have nothing to hide. I’d speak with him. But if there is no underlying crime, if collusion is not a crime and the president has the right to fire Comey or anybody else and even Comey admitted as much, then the question is, you know, if they want to get into the president’s mindset, your thoughts can’t represent a crime in my opinion. You are the constitutional expert. Would you allow if the president was your client, would you allow him to speak to Robert Mueller?
LEVIN: No. Let me tell you. I wouldn’t allow him to speak for his sake or the sake of the office of the presidency. Because this is a rogue prosecutor, who is investigating nothing. You understand that? He is investigating nothing. There is no underlying crime.
When he got his appointment by the deputy attorney general, the deputy attorney general did not provide a basis for the appointment. That is, he didn’t say here are the criminal statutes I want you to investigate. Because there aren’t any.
I want to make a point that I don’t believe anybody else has made. And this is very, very important for the president, and for the president’s lawyers and the nation.
The official position of the United States Department of Justice under Democrat administration and Republican administration was set out by the Office of Legal Counsel. That’s the constitutional office within the Department of Justice in two memoranda.
And this memoranda says the president of the United States cannot be indicted while he is in office. Cannot be indicted while he is in office. So he can’t be a criminal target. The president of the United States can’t be a criminal target because he can’t be indicted.
Does President Trump
have anything to worry about?
Should he sit down with Mueller
and do a face-to-face interview?