Mark Levin on Wiretapping: Why Isn’t the Media More Curious About What Really Happened?
Mark Levin appeared on Sean Hannity‘s show Monday night and questioned why the media isn’t more “curious” about the wiretapping President Trump tweeted about.
Trump’s tweets came after a Breitbart piece on Levin laying out a case that the “silent coup” from Barack Obama and his administration against Trump should be investigated.
“I assume Obama knew something,” he told Hannity. “I mean, unless he’s Helen Keller… That’s a hell of a lot of agency resources.”
Levin said the issue with the media’s pushback here is that he’s going off of reports in mainstream press outlets like The New York Times. In particular, he cited a January Times article headlined “Intercepted Russian Communications Part of Inquiry Into Trump Associates.” (The print version of the article, which ran on the front page on inauguration day, was headlined “Wiretapped Data Used in Inquiry of Trump Aides.”)
Levin has been calling out the Times in particular for dismissing Trump’s tweets as being borne from conspiracy theories when he was, in part, going off their reporting. One Times reporter said this on Twitter earlier today:
To Be Clear: The @nytimes never reported Trump campaign was wiretapped. Stories about “intercepted” comms never said whose comms intercepted
— Matthew Rosenberg (@AllMattNYT) March 6, 2017
Levin told Hannity, “The media’s very confused right now… They don’t know whether to trash themselves, trash their colleagues, or what.”
He said the media should be more curious as to what really happened here instead of “mocking” Trump over his tweet.
Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper yesterday said he can deny there was a FISA wiretap court order against Trump. But for Levin, that just raises far more questions.
He concluded that there needs to be a full investigation into what happened and he again criticized the media for being “so lackadaisical and not curious” to get answers.
Watch above, via Fox News.
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