Conservative radio host Mark Levin got into an intense exchange on Sunday with “Fox & Friends” co-host Ed Henry over the recent allegations leveled against President Trump, with Levin demanding to know why the media has been ignoring the role former Vice President Joe Biden and his son, Hunter, play in the whistleblower affair.
The fiery exchange culminated when an explosive Levin blurted out, “If you guys in the media would do your damn job, and ask Hunter Biden and Joe Biden what the hell’s going on, maybe the president wouldn’t have to raise the issue.”
At the center of the controversy is Trump’s phone call with Ukrainian president Volodymyr Zelensky, who was asked to get to the bottom of the former vice president threatening to withhold $1 billion in loan guarantees if Ukraine did not fire a top prosecutor investigating corruption — the prosecutor was investigating Burisma Holdings, an oil company that employed Biden’s son.
Levin wanted to know why there was so little intellectual curiosity from the media in IDing the whistleblower who drew attention to the call, but things really got heated when Henry asked if Trump did anything “illegal” during the call.
“Well, we know it’s not illegal. What crime was violated? Can you name one?” Levin responded. “It’s not illegal. The question is whether Biden did something illegal. The president didn’t do anything illegal.”
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“You know how I know? Because Nancy Pelosi’s been on every TV show and she can’t cite one section of the United States code where it’s illegal,” he continued. “My question is why is Joe Biden above the law? Why is his son above the law? Where is Hunter Biden today? Where is the media? Don’t they want to know? Don’t they want to know if the leading contender for the Democrat nomination is a crook and if his son is a crook?”
The “Great One” was just getting warmed up, as he launched into a rundown of the Russian collusion hoax.
“Let me tell you about our president,” Levin said. “We’ve had a special counsel with 2800 subpoenas and 500 search warrants and 500 witnesses, and 13 requests of foreign governments for evidence by [special counsel Robert] Mueller.”
He went on to detail the actions of four Democrat senators, before asking, “What do we know about Joe Biden and Hunter Biden? Zero.”
Henry asked Levin if he was OK with Trump asking a foreign leader “to dig up dirt on a candidate.”
The editorializing even drew a protest from colleague Pete Hegseth.
“First of all, your question is not even honest, so I don’t give a ‘yes or no’ response to dishonest …” Levin began, before Henry cut him off to cite the transcripts of the call.
“Let me finish, Ed. You have all morning. I have two minutes,” Levin snapped. “It’s not an honest question. Show me in the transcript where the president said that.”
They then go back and forth, with Henry feigning innocence over how he phrased the question about Trump mentioning the Bidens, before Levin unloads on him.
“It’s not illegal. It’s not immoral. It’s not un-unethical,” Levin declared. “And if you guys in the media would do your damn job and ask Joe Biden and Hunter Biden what the hell’s going on, maybe the president wouldn’t have to raise the issue.”
At this point, Hegseth interjected to save his co-host from further scolding, saying the “press is entirely uninterested in the other side and instead bringing everything they can [against President Trump] on speculation.”
Levin then turned his ire on the media as a whole.
“Let me tell you what the press has done,” he said. “They lied about a quid pro quo. They lied about the president raising this eight times. They’ve laid about the president asking for a favor trying to tie it to Joe Biden when he was talking about the 2016 election.”
“The American people detest media not because they oppose freedom of the press, but because they love freedom of the press,” he continued. “The media have taken sides here and what I’m saying is this is an utterly corrupt political, partisan process. And it’s about time we had some real reporters who would try to get to the bottom of this.”
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