Mark Levin declared that the buck stops at the desk of Jeff Sessions and called for the attorney general to resign.
The conservative talk radio host argued that it is time for Sessions to “step aside” even if he did recuse himself, telling his radio audience on Monday that the Justice Department is “out of control.”
“The buck stops on the attorney general’s desk, even if he recused himself as he did with the Russian matter. This is not the Russian matter,” Levin said on his nationally-syndicated radio program Monday, reacting to news that the FBI had raided the office, home, and hotel room of President Donald Trump’s personal attorney, Michael Cohen.
“And the entire [Justice] Department is out of control now and it’s country first, over any politician, even if I’ve known that politician for a long, long time, his attorney general now,” Levin said, referring to his longtime friendship with Sessions.
“I watch the president of the United States here now. He doesn’t deserve any of this. He didn’t do anything. He didn’t do anything. What do you think it is, Chappaquiddick?” Levin asked. “And so it’s time for the attorney general to step aside and for the president of the United States, he can make a recess appointment, not to put in a body or anything like that. He can put Dershowitz in there for all I care. He needs to put somebody in there who’s going to take a little bit more charge over what’s going on in this country.”
Harvard law professor and constitutional scholar, Alan Dershowitz, condemned the FBI raid on Cohen, the Trump lawyer who paid $130,000 to adult film actress Stormy Daniels before the 2016 election. Appearing on Fox News’ “Hannity,” Dershowitz warned that the federal search and seizure of Cohen’s property on Monday marked a “dangerous day” for the future of lawyer-client relations.
President Trump slammed the raid as “a pure and simple witch hunt,” although he did not definitively answer a question on firing special counsel Robert Muelller. “We’ll see what happens,” he said.
Levin, an attorney and author who also hosts “Life, Liberty & Levin” on Fox News, regretted having to call out Sessions, a longtime friend with whom he had worked in the Justice Department under President Ronald Reagan.
“I want to make a point here, and it will destroy a 30-year friendship, it’ll destroy it,” Levin said. “But I really do think it’s time for the attorney general to step aside. It’s time for the attorney general to step aside.”