May 23rd, 2023

May 23rd, 2023

TURNBERRY, SCOTLAND - MAY 02: (EDITOR'S NOTE: Alternative crop of image #1252535245) Former U.S. President Donald Trump gestures during a round of golf at his Turnberry course on May 2, 2023 in Turnberry, Scotland. Former U.S. President Donald Trump is visiting his golf courses in Scotland and Ireland. Back in the United States, he faces legal action on 34 counts of falsifying business records. (Photo by Robert Perry/Getty Images)

On Tuesday’s Mark Levin Show, Democrat judges and prosecutors are going to lengths to derail Donald Trump’s campaign for re-election, throwing phony charges and special prosecutors at Trump in order to interrupt his campaign. Trump has more reasons than anyone to run for president. These attacks against Trump are unprecedented, facing one federal prosecutor and state prosecutor after another. Meanwhile, Joe Biden is a failed president and the media and Democrats know it, but they don’t care because he has pushed the country hard to the left. Also, Mark speaks with Judge Jeanine Pirro about the direction of our country under Democrat control, and her new book Crimes Against America: The Left’s Takedown of Our Republic.

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Rough transcription of Hour 1

Segment 1

Hello America, Mark Levin here. Our number 877-381-3811. 877-381-3811. Just to show you the extent of contempt or jealousy for me and this program. Ron DeSantis Tomorrow at 8:30 p.m. Eastern Time, will be doing his first radio interview exclusively here after his announcement. I don’t know what he’s going to announce, but he’s actually told me. I think he’s going to be on Fox TV at 8 p.m. Eastern, but he will be on this program at 830. So I just wanted you to be aware of that. Isn’t it funny? Mr. DE It’s hilarious where we have a former U.S. attorney the other day who announces that based on his own experience, which is quite significant. In Utah that he would have already indicted the Bidens. Crickets, of course. I didn’t say it, he said. Now to show you the extent to which the Democrat judges and Democrat prosecutors really want to derail Trump. And they want to derail. DeSantis, the party and the media, too. More on that later. Is the. We have a judge in New York now in another matter. Check that the judge in the Alvin Bragg case, he has set the trial from March 25th next year, right in the middle of the presidential primary. So this phony case right in the middle of the presidential primary, we have never seen anything like this. Ever. Then we have the the rogue. Democrat prosecutor in Atlanta. Who’s rumored to bring charges. Any time from the end of July to mid-August, right around the first debate. Right around the first debate. Then we have Mr. overturned on appeal. Jack the Ripper Smith. He’s hanging around and he will bring it at the most propitious time for the Democrats. His charges. I have no doubt he will. And I suspect what he’s focused on, ladies and gentlemen, is wire fraud. Given the fund raising that we heard about, not that there’s a violation of law, but that he’s looking at it. Obstruction. And a variety of other. Counts multiple, multiple felony counts, because this guy’s completely out of control and he don’t give a damn. You New Yorkers. You remember Sheldon Silver, Mr. Peters. He was the speaker. The Assembly New York, for about 117 years. You remember him? Well, his first conviction was substantially overturned. Substantially return. And you know who brought that case? America. Jack the Ripper Smith. The conviction of former. Republican governor of Virginia, Bob McDonnell, was completely overturned by a unanimous United States Supreme Court. The case he brought against John Edwards in North Carolina. Or again, he tried to stretch the definition of various laws and so forth. The jury in that case. Found. The defendant not guilty. And also on all the counts, couldn’t decide it was a hung jury. But the case was so pathetic, the Justice Department decided not to re bring it. But here’s what he knows. Here’s what he knows. Sheldon Silver was a Democrat with a Democrat, Jerry. Bob McDonnell case brought against Bob McDonnell in northern Virginia with a substantially Democratic jury. But even more important, a judge who didn’t understand the law. And of course. John Edwards. In North Carolina. The problem here is Trump would be brought it would be brought in a case in Washington, D.C.. 93% Democrat votes. I mean, a fifth grader could bring a case like that. So you have to rely on a prosecutor who’s virtuous. Good temperament. And Jack the Ripper. Smith is neither of those as he’s demonstrated. Member Andrew Wiseman Remember that little nerd, that little freak, that little fraud? Andrew Weissman I bring him. I’m doing the German Weisman. Well, he said the other day that he basemen has been called a Doberman. But compared to Jack the Ripper Smith, he’s a golden retriever. Did you know he said that? Mr. British. He’s actually always been. A Yorkie. Yorkie. And I like Yorkies, but not as prosecutors. So we have that. Then I start to think about things. Can a president pardon himself? You see, Donald Trump has more reason now than anybody to run for president except maybe Biden. We haven’t got a good attorney general in there. I think the Biden family would be the Lagarde family of of politics. And I don’t mean to put down the Gotti family because Biden’s much worse when it comes to these financial activities. I mean, Gotti was never President Biden is. And he’s bought and paid for by the communist Chinese. Seems to me the rest of us, that’s a bigger deal. Now, that said. Now that said. Trump has more reason. To run and not get out, then any of the others. Because in a federal case. He does indeed have the power to pardon himself, as any president has, the power to pardon him or herself. Now, you’ll hear all the other pseudo intellectuals, pseudo professors, pseudo lawyers and jackasses alike who will say that’s not true. But they should, for once in their lives, put aside their politics and look at the Constitution. Ilya SHAPIRO, who is a libertarian law professor, or was, by all accounts, highly reputable, no Trump fan. But here’s this question As the Trump presidency draws to a close at the end a couple of years ago. Question that came up periodically during his tenure, it’s now resurfaced. Can the president United States pardon himself in their new book After Trump Reconstructing the Presidency? Jack Goldsmith, head of the Office of Legal Counsel, the elite Justice Department unit that’s essentially the executive branch’s legal conscious under President George W Bush and Bob Bauer, White House counsel. Let’s see under President Barack Obama acknowledged that some of pardons may be possible, but suggest, among other reforms, that Congress should also make clear that a self-pardon is not allowed and cannot be the basis for immunity from federal criminal investigation. Of course, they’re both dead wrong. Mike Luttig, highly respected former fourth Circuit judge, remember Mike and only had under George H.W. Bush, recently argued against the availability of self-pardon in light of a constitutional structure. Of course, Luttig has no idea what the hell he’s talking about. They’re both wrong. A president has the absolute right to pardon. There is no limitation in the federal. In the federal area. Absolutely right. How do I know it? The Constitution provides no limitations. None whatsoever. All that Article two, Section two, says is the president, quote, shall have power to grant reprieves and pardons for offenses against the United States, except in cases of impeachment. Unquote. That’s all it says. It doesn’t say he can’t pardon himself or anything of this sort. So what? Goldsmith and Bauer and Luttig, no doubt spend hours and hours with a very sharp pencil. Sitting in their basements in their. In their boxer shorts. Trying to figure out whole we’ve got to figure this out. Much like this clown, large tribe. Claiming the 14th Amendment somehow empowers the United States to destroy the House of Representatives. There is no limitation. And as SHAPIRO writes this, discretionary authorities purposely broad because it serves as a check on fundamental injustice injustices in other cases where the law is an ass and that such presidents should use it more often. It also facilitates national healing after political crises. George Washington used the pardon power after the Whiskey Rebellion. Abraham Lincoln after the Civil War. Jimmy Carter for draft dodgers after Vietnam. And we have Stanford law professor, former federal Judge Michael McConnell has explained that two days before the Constitutional Convention approved the Constitution, a move to narrow the pardon power because, quote, the president himself may be guilty, unquote. Failed. It failed, despite support from Mr. Constitution himself. James Madison. As James Wilson. Who would become a member of the first Supreme Court and was a delegate to the Constitutional Convention from Pennsylvania, specifically Philadelphia. As he argued, if the president to be himself a party to the guilt, he can be impeached. In other words, he can be impeached and potentially removed. But that’s the only. The only power. So the framers expressly contemplated the use of the pardon to clear a criminal conspiracy, of which the president is himself a part. But importantly, they needed to have this debate in the first place because unlike the British king from whom they had just declared independence, the American president would be subject to legal process. But they considered impeachment to be a sufficient check on potential abuses. And they were smart because. Can you imagine? We have a thousand prosecutors in this country. The thousand. We have. About. 12 to 14000 elected. Chief prosecutors. Prosecutors. And of course, we have 93 United States attorneys in this case under Biden, appointed by the opposition, the Democrats. Approved by the Senate. Yes, but they could approve it even if every Republican said no. And so you could imagine a president would be subjected. To the potential of criminalization, particularly by a Democrat party like this. I want you to think about these things, why the framers were so brilliant and why we have people who pretend to be brilliant holding high offices and other positions who try to substitute their lack of wisdom. For the framers wisdom. Whether it’s the budget deficit or whether it’s the pardon clause. President should be able to partner himself. It’s never happened. Because we’ve never seen anything like we’ve seen today with respect to the attacks on this president’s unprecedented. Absolutely unprecedented. To be facing one federal prosecutor after another, one state or local prosecutor, after, you know, a friend of mine said to me today, who’s sort of a Trump supporter, at least claims to be. And he said, you know, Trump brought this on himself. This is sort of the bill bar any McCarthy argument. He brought these things on himself. The way he conducts himself. He brought criminal investigations on himself. Really? He brought impeachment on himself to. Pratt’s civil suits hunt himself to. Tax investigations to. I was very disappointed to hear this because it’s preposterous. John Kennedy never faced anything like this. Lyndon Johnson. Joe Biden. I’ll be right back.

Segment 2

You know, I want to give credit where credit is due, which is my want anyway, to the Ford Motor Company, which has decided that it is not going to scrapping AM radio from its cars. Did you hear that, Mr. Producer? And we want to salute them. Because, ladies and gentlemen, the AM band is not interfere with electric vehicles. Certainly not in any way that matters. So this is just the way, you know, people say, well, why would these corporations accept a concert? They’re called Corporatists for a reason. And what’s funny is if I didn’t coin that phrase or that term 20 years ago, I certainly renewed its its use. Corporatists, That’s what they are. Corporatists. They’re not conservatives. Probably woke up these corporations. Okay. These corporations are probably full of woke owners. I’ll be right back.

Segment 3

You know, it’s interesting when Joe Biden and his ilk use that phrase extreme MAGA Republicans, because it obviously works with focus groups and the phrase has been pulled. Extreme MAGA Republican. What does MAGA stand for? Make America great again. So Joe Biden is basically saying, if you believe in making America great again, you’re an extremist. And I’m actually not surprised by that, given the positions that the Marxist Democrats have taken and given their destruction of every corner of this country and every enterprise. That has made this country great. Sanaa, You’re an extremist if you believe in making America great again. Because they don’t believe in America. They don’t believe America ever was great. Who was it that said? How can you make America great again? It never was great. One of these Democrat politicians said it. I remember. Bernie Sanders agrees with that. The vast majority of Democrats on Capitol Hill believe it. Joe Biden believes it, even though it was Cuomo. Andrew Cuomo. Andrew Cuomo. Of ABC Pain. America was never great. Wow. Excuse me. I’m head governor of New York. Wow. Was never so great. Don’t you know? America. So extreme MAGA Republicans. So they admit you’re an extremist if you believe in making America great again. Which Republicans do. Now. What are the Democrats stand for? Making America great again? Of course not. They hate the country. Now, I don’t mean you rank and file Democrats, although I don’t understand why you’re still a Democrat, but your party. Officialdom. Representatives, appointees, powerbrokers, media frights, all of them. Those Democrats, they don’t believe America is great. It’s why they push critical race theory. That’s why they want to destroy the nuclear family. That’s why they want borders wide open. They believe the rest of the world is great and we’re not. That’s why they hate capitalism. That’s why they push equity. Supposed equality. And that’s why so many of them are and have been and always will be on the public dole. Make America great again. Oh, you must be an extremist. No, no. I’m not an extremist. They don’t know. You must be. You believe in MAGA. Everybody with the terms. It’s like we’re now national conservatives. Excuse me. Asha. I’m a constitutional conservative that has very specific meaning, you know? No, no, no, no. You don’t understand. We must put America first. So don’t all conservatives believe that? Not RINOs. And so were neo conservatives. It’s the whole point. It’s the whole point of my book, Liberty, Tyranny. Yes, America comes first. That’s it. That’s the ideology that’s brand new. I can’t wait. Most of it is. But that for another day. So extreme MAGA Republicans. And the media there. Nobody ever explains what that means. And you know what’s amazing to me? Joe Biden is the best they’ve got. Other than Robert Kennedy Jr. And what’s her name? Williamson, Who’s irrelevancy? Nobody is going to challenge Joe Biden. Now look at look at Joe Biden. He’s obviously inflected with. A level of dimension beyond that. Look, look, he’s a completely failed president. He’s a failed president in action. But they love the fact that he’s pushed the nation hard left. They don’t care if there’s high interest rates, the borders open. Other countries are now moving towards the communist Chinese currency away from the dollar. They don’t care. And by the way, if people are losing their jobs, how about that? Mr. Reiger staggers on his third phase of firing employees. That doesn’t bother me as long as he’s found the right ones. Oops. The woke there’s anyway. And it’s too bad. But the Democrat Party. It’s amazing. That they had one side of their mouth. They hate the country and they make it known and the other side of their mouth, they pretend they’re defending the country for democracy. Really? Oh, yes. Is that why Biden is conducting himself like a dictator? Oh, you don’t understand. So they talk like Marxists. As many people do, even people who claim not to be. Even some neocons. Can I use the word neocon claim to be, but it really not. In other words, a great piece, if I could find it here by I did find it. Look at that by Alan Dershowitz in the Wall Street Journal the other day. And I think Alan Dershowitz doesn’t get the credit he deserves. I know a lot of people attack. Oh, he’s a dummy. Sky has come a long way. America has come a long way from when I remember him 40 years ago. He’s more conservative than Mitt Romney. And it’s in The Wall Street Journal. Elon Musk is right about George Soros. And he’s not anti-Semitic either. And Dershowitz says the Hungarian born billionaire has done more than anyone to turn Americans against Israel. And that’s interesting because George Soros has done more than anybody to fund the Democrat Party and its various. Marxist. Outposts. He really has. He’s done an enormous amount to destroy our cities, in my view, Law and order. Elon Musk writes Dershowitz has been accused of anti-Semitism because of his criticism and mockery of George Soros. Mr. Soros is Jewish. Mr. Musk is not. But Mr. Musk stands falsely accused. Mr. Soros is an active participant in politics, and his Jewishness shouldn’t shield him from criticism. Further, no single person has done more damage. To Israel’s standing in the world, especially among so-called progressives. Then George Soros. His financial support is multiplied. The influence of the two major organizations that have done the most to shift the left wing paradigm against Israel. One of them is Human Rights Watch, which was founded by publisher and human rights advocate Robert Bernstein, who lived from 1923 to 2019. For years, Human Rights Watch critiqued the denial of human rights by all countries based on two criteria the seriousness of the violations in any particular nation and the inability of the nation’s citizens to protest and remedy such violations. But in 1993, Kenneth Roth became executive director and turned it into an organization that specialized in demonizing Israel. Now, Roth is Jewish. Just like Soros is Jewish. By 2009, the Israel bashing had become so severe that Bernstein wrote, As the founder of Human Rights Watch, its active chairman for 20 years and now founding chairman emeritus. I must do something that I never anticipated. I must publicly join the group’s critics. So this guy founds Human Rights Watch. He’s an old man at this point, and he starts trashing it, saying it’s been turned into a monster. Human Rights Watch had as its original mission to pry open, closed societies, advocate basic freedoms and support dissenters. But recently, it’s been issuing reports on the Israeli-Arab conflict that are helping those who wish to turn is run to a pariah state. That’s what he wrote about his own group. Mr. Roth is deployed human rights as a weapon against Israel’s organizations. One sided reports were used to justify selective condemnation of Israel by the U.N. and its divisions. They were circulated on university campuses and around the world. And despite their obvious and anti-Israel bias, supporters pointed to Mr. Ross Jewish heritage to lend credibility to his anti-Israel accusations. I call these people self-hating Jews, as you well. No. And you have them in all ethnicities, all walks of life. Here’s an organization created by the goodwill of the free world to fight violations of human rights, which has become a tool in the hands of dictatorial regimes to fight against democracies. Observed Natan Sharansky, the former Soviet dissident and Israeli Knesset Memory 2009. It’s time to call a spade a spade, he said. The real activity of this organization today is a far cry from what it was set up 30 years ago to do. Throw light in dark places where there’s really no other way to find out what’s happening regarding human rights. In 2010, Mr. Soros said he planned to give $100 million, quote, the largest gift by far that Human Rights Watch has ever received, the New York Times reported. The paper quoted Mr. Soros quote, Every Wednesday morning at 8:00, a group at Human Rights Watch got together and discussed issues with the managers, he said. I was an active participant in that group, and the human rights remains an important element of my foundation’s current activities. The other organization is J Street. Despite its claim to be a progressive, pro-Israel and pro-Palestinian organization. J Street has done much to turn. Most progressives and some liberal Democrats, including members of Congress, academics and media figures against Israel. Last year, Haaretz, an Israeli newspaper, reported that Mr. Soros contributed $1 million to J Street super PAC, quote, 20 times larger than any previous donation. J Street Action Fund received. I’m not the only Jewish-American to criticize, Mr. Soros writes. Alan Dershowitz in a January article by the Jewish News Service. Farley Weiss, a former president of the National Council of Young Israel, wrote Soros’s defenders try to shut down criticism of the billionaire by claiming it’s anti-Semitic because Soros himself is Jewish. But no one has financed more destructive attacks on Israel in the American Jewish community than Soros. Mr. Soros also had. Has had a pernicious influence on American domestic issues, such as funding leftist candidates for district attorney who have politicized law enforcement. And unlike Mr. Musk, says Dershowitz, I haven’t compared Mr. Souris to Magneto, a marvel super villain who, like Mr. Soros, survived the Holocaust. I wouldn’t make that comparison because I never heard of Magneto, by the way. Neither had I. But I agree with Mr. Musk that Mr. Soros acts contribute to, frankly, quote, fabric of civilization, unquote. And Mr. Musk has shown no hostility toward Israel or the Jewish people. Some right wing anti-Semites, he said, are focused on Mr. Soros and promoting anti-Semitic conspiracy theories about the Jews controlling the world. Critics of Mr. Soros should join supporters in condemning. Such misuse of Jewish heritage. But this misuse shouldn’t deter legitimate criticism of the malign influence Mr. Soros has on the world. Irrespective of his being Jewish, he’s had a horrific influence on this country. Has Soros. And why did I bother going through all this with you, America? Because Mr. Soros is rooting for Joe Biden for president. Mr. Soros is a big funder, the Democrat Party. Mr. Soros has an enormous influence which he’s purchased with his multi billions of dollars. On the left. Bernie Sanders is the kind of Jew that George Soros’s. I would even argue Chuck Schumer is. But George Soros. Hates America, hates Israel is worth tens of billions of dollars. But if you raise any questions about George Soros, you are attacked as an anti-Semite by the Democrat Party media, the Democrat Party and the Democrats. And so I am asking tonight something that will never happen. Will Joe Biden condemn George Soros? Yes or no? The answer is no. How about Schumer? No. How about Pelosi? No. How about any Jewish Democrat in Congress? No. Any more than any black Democrat in Congress other than the Republicans will condemn Louis Farrakhan. No. Extreme MAGA Republicans, America coming out of the mouth of Joe Biden, who was a racist segregationist when he started his career, pretended to be a civil rights activist. He’s such a damn liar. And now he’s out there with extreme MAGA Republicans, the party of Soros. I’ll be right back.

Segment 4

Turns out the chairman and CEO of the NAACP lives in Florida. Do you know that, Mr. Producer? Yeah. He doesn’t live in Chicago. You know, Derek Hunter has a great piece at town hall. It’s titled Yes, Democrats Stay Out of Florida. Democrats seem to labor under the delusion that the rest of us long to spend time with them. They will be lost without their nagging or just their smell. When there are when there are long stretches of time without some Karen screaming about how you should wear a mask at the park or use whatever pronouns they are, their kid decided they felt like on that day no one misses them. Life is better without all of them. So when you see groups from the Alphabet Mafia, the ACP, the LGBTQ, r. S, t, u, v, w, x, y, z community, etc. telling fellow lefties to stay out of somewhere. I say great. Stay the hell out. I don’t care where. Black people or gay people or anyone choose to vacation or move. I’m not vacationing or moving with you, so what does it matter to me? I’m sure you’re not emotionally or otherwise invested in my family’s latest trip. Trip to the beach, because I didn’t receive either a phone call or a check, and I’m as equally disinterested in everyone else’s moves. That being said, my gay groups and the NAACP issued travel warnings about going to Florida, made me want to go there more. The CCP is 114 years old. That time they did some amazing and important work, but that time is long over. They defeated the Democrat Party, then became the Democrat Party by embracing the concept of segregation as a bastardized form of tolerance. They did so for the same reason. Every group of that sort ultimately shifts from fighting for equality to fighting for equity, and that is money. And he goes on about the ACP and so forth. And so. Oh, well, we’ll be right back.