Hours after the U.S. Inspector General office released a report on Thursday regarding liberal media bias in the Department of Justice and the FBI, radio host Mark Levin used an appearance on that day’s edition of Fox News Channel’s Hannity program to address the fact that “those people had as their purpose to interfere” with the 2016 presidential election.
As if that wasn’t shocking enough, the conservative activist also declared that this interference was “worse than the Russians … could have ever dreamed of” and added: “In James Comey’s FBI, there was collusion" and “a culture of leaks” to liberals in the press.
Host Sean Hannity began the segment by commenting on the report: “I see an America that doesn’t remind me of the one our founders put together but a two-tiered justice system.” That observation “breaks my heart, and we have a lot of work to do if we are going to fix this.”
The weekday radio anchor got right to the point when he responded that in all the emails listed in the report, “there is not a single pro-Trump text. There’s not a single anti-Hillary text. There’s not a single pro-Trump senior FBI official. There’s not a single anti-Hillary FBI official.”
“This was a cabal,” the host of the Life, Liberty and Levin Sunday evening program on the FNC noted, and this secret group gave cooperating federal officials “appalling” gifts and tickets “to sporting events and golf outings and exchange, apparently for leaks. … Have you ever heard of an FBI like this?”
He then stated:
Jim Comey spent months trying to make sure that Hillary Clinton was protected. You know why?
Because if they had impaneled the federal grand jury and played by the book, she would have been indicted. … They couldn’t allow that; they had to defeat Trump.
The guest emphasized that the report found an “absolutely unbelievable” record of “collusion, obstruction, insubordination.”
Levin then turned his attention back to the media, “which sings like a bunch of blackbirds on a telephone pole,” but he also criticized the report for failing to list “which reporters, which FBI agents” were involved.
Next, the Hannity guest commented on action taken by Chuck Schumer, the senior senator from New York state.
Levin called it “hilarious” that the minority leader ran “to the Senate floor to immediately defend Comey,” even though he hadn’t had enough time “to read this report. Neither did any of the other Democrats running to the media, and they all sound the same because they all have the same talking points.”
He then focused on a policy proposal made in the report, which read: “We recommend that the department and the FBI consider developing guidance that identifies the risks associated with and alternatives for permitting a witness to attend the voluntary interview of another witness.”
“That’s already Department of Justice policy,” Levin stated with obvious frustration in his voice.
The guest then noted that he watched FBI Director Christopher Wray at a press conference earlier in the day, “and learned exactly nothing.”
However, Levin found it “very troubling” that Wray had said: “We’re going to have very significant training of all of our agents, new agents, senior agents, all thousands of agents that they need to be unbiased in their investigation.”
“And I thought to myself,” the guest stated, “they are unbiased in their investigations. The vast majority of the FBI is unbiased in investigations. Why are you trashing your own agency?”
“I’m defending the FBI,” he continued. “It’s a great institution, and I happen to know it is. But on the other hand, everybody needs to be trained not to be biased?”
Levin then hammered the report for asserting that the I.G. “didn’t find political bias. I have to say there is bias throughout, and he uses the word throughout, but I would ask the inspector general, what kind of bias are you talking about?”
“Of course, it was political bias,” he stated before personally addressing Hillary Clinton:
Hillary, you violated the Espionage Act, and Jim Comey protected you.
You could very well be in an orange jumpsuit today, and I’m quite, quite serious that you aren’t, and you should thank God for that.
Hannity concluded the segment by agreeing with his guest that the former Democratic presidential candidate “belongs in jail.”
Apparently, the leaders in the Department of Justice and the FBI could have taught the Russians a thing or two about how to interfere in an actual political campaign. Let’s be grateful that didn't happen.