A conservative radio talk show host slammed the Obama administration on Sunday over claims of spying and wiretapping, saying, “the evidence is overwhelming.” Mark Levin, who is also a constitutional lawyer, told “Fox & Friends” that the focus should not be on President Donald Trump’s tweets alleging the wiretapping, it should be about the Obama administration overreaching with its spy program.
“The evidence is overwhelming. This is not about President Trump’s tweeting. This is about the Obama administration spying, and the question is not whether it spied,” he said.
“The question is who they did spy on and the extent of the spying that is the Trump campaign, the Trump transition, Trump surrogates.”
Levin listed his reasoning and offered evidence, including saying his sources tell him “the FBI sought and was granted a Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act court” order. “This is spying.”
Levin charged that the Obama administration began investigating Trump in October because of, or under the umbrella of, his connection to Russia. Levin also suggested that private emails were given to the Obama administration to review. “Quote, ‘The Guardian has learned the FBI applied for a warrant from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court in court in order to monitor four members of the Trump team,’” Levin read from an article, adding, “Keep in mind, this is during presidential election.”
Levin then suggested six agencies — including the FBI, CIA, NSA and Justice Department — knew about the Trump-Russia investigation that happened before the election. “The FBI and five law enforcement intelligent agencies have collaborated for months in an investigation in Russian attempts to influence the November election. … Are you telling me Barack Obama didn’t know it was going on in six agencies?” Levin asked. He continued that the media is “confused about their own reporting,” citing contradictory reports about intercepted communications between the Trump and Russia.
Levin called for an investigation, saying there is enough evidence to get a FISA court order. Levin said Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and other Democrats participated in this “cover-up activity.”
“For the Republicans in Congress, who control the majority, if the Democrats do not want to assist and they won’t because I’m starting to think Chuck Schumer and the others are participating in all of this cover-up activity, then plow ahead without them. But this is important to the country. We cannot have a sitting presidential administration unleashing six federal agencies,” on a candidate, Levin said.