May 25th, 2023

May 25th, 2023

WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 24: U.S. President Joe Biden delivers remarks on the one-year anniversary of the mass shooting in Uvalde, Texas at the Grand Staircase of the White House on May 24, 2023 in Washington, DC. 19 children and two teachers were killed when a gunman entered Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, opening fire on students and faculty. Biden also spoke briefly about the ongoing debt ceiling negotiations. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

On Thursday’s Mark Levin Show, we cannot afford to cave into Joe Biden and the radical Marxists with their out of control spending and budget. We know the radical spending ordeals are all to increase the size of the Federal Bureaucracy that will then help the Democrat party and punish Republicans. The Democrat mob is threatening violence if they do not get their budget paid for, but Republicans in Congress have been good so far at standing firm and we need them now more than ever to hold the line. The left isn’t upset about funding Social Security or Medicare – they’re upset they aren’t getting the funding for their radical $7 trillion budget. Also, IRS whistleblower Gary Shapley has a lot of guts and has put his career on the line to expose the preferential treatment of Hunter Biden. Senior leadership at the Department of Justice slow walked the investigation into Hunter’s tax crimes because Democrats control the levers of prosecutorial power. Meanwhile, the Department of Justice is throwing the book at anyone involved in January 6th but giving reduced sentences for Democrat protesters using Molotov cocktails. Later, Mark speaks with ZOA President Mort Klein about the Biden administration’s harmful strategy to counter anti-Semitism and hated of the state of Israel. Finally, Mark is joined by Brent Bozell of the Media Research Center about the Department of Homeland Security using federal funds to attack Christian organizations and comparing conservatives to Nazis.

The Federalist
Taxpayers Spend Billions Of Dollars Annually On A Woke Welfare Racket

Daily Mail
‘There were multiple steps that were slow-walked at the Department of Justice’: IRS whistleblower breaks cover after claiming Hunter Biden was given preferential treatment during tax probe

The Blaze
IRS chief responds to allegations of whistleblower retaliation: ‘IRS follows the direction of the Justice Department’

Fox News
Arkansas man who put feet on Nancy Pelosi office desk during Capitol protest sentenced to 4.5 years in prison

Oath Keepers founder Stewart Rhodes sentenced to 18 years for seditious conspiracy in Jan. 6 attack

Wall St Journal
Oath Keepers Founder to Be Sentenced for Seditious Conspiracy in Jan. 6 Attack

Lawyers Charged With Seven Felonies In Molotov Cocktail Attack Out On Bail (July 2020)
Lawyers Charged in Molotov Cocktail Case Plead Guilty, Prepare to Fight Terrorism Enhancement at Sentencing (October 2020)

Washington Post
56 former prosecutors write to appeals court in support of bail for lawyers accused of throwing molotov cocktail at police vehicle (June 2020)

The Biden Justice Department’s Shameful Pandering to Bomb-Throwing Rioters (June 2022)

Daily Wire
Biden DOJ Wants Reduced Sentence For Leftist Lawyers Who Used Molotov Cocktails To Target Police Van During Protest (June 2022)

ZOA Criticizes Biden Antisemitism Strategy’s Embrace of Dangerous “Nexus” Antisemitism Definition & Not Calling Out Islamists & Other Antisemites

Fox News
Documents reveal DHS ‘dirty tricks’ operation attacked Christians, conservatives and tied them to Nazis

Photo by Drew Angerer

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Rough transcription of Hour 1

Segment 1

Hello, America. Mark Levin here. Our number 877-381-3811.  877-381-3811. You know, let me just say this to the Republicans in the House and the Senate, if we can hold the line now where Biden has spent trillions and trillions of dollars and put this country in a course to bankruptcy. Forget about all full faith and I’m talking about bankruptcy, the endless printing of money we’ve already followed with inflation. Every see, these old black and white films were wheelbarrows, people pushing them around with paper. That’s where we’re headed with interest rates, interest payments by the federal government that are now larger than defense spending. Since when did we surrender this country to AOC and the Marxist left? And the inane Biden who rules by executive orders, who spends money without authorization for Congress up to $1,000,000,000,000 on student loan forgiveness. Since when do we do that? And let me tell you something else. The lies that are coming from the Treasury secretary, the lies that are coming from the media, even the phony business reporters. There’s about $350 billion, give or take, that comes into this government every month. No matter what Washington does, that’s on our backs. The taxpayers. Small businesses. Individuals. Big businesses. Federal income taxes, corporate income taxes, capital gains taxes. You’re paying, you’re paying, you’re paying, you’re paying every week. You’re paying every two weeks. You’re paying every month. You’re paying every quarter, whatever, whatever schedule you’re on. They act like that. Money’s not coming in. It is coming in and they act like Social Security doesn’t have a trust fund. I thought it did. If there’s no trust fund, they stole it. And you pay into Social Security separate and apart from everything else. It’s supposed to be a trust fund. Now, same with Medicare. Isn’t that what they told us? Where’s the money? This exposes them doesn’t. And they get up behind their microphones and they say Social Security won’t be paid. And you should say to them, why? What happened to the trust fund and Medicare won’t be paid. Why? What did you do to the trust fund? What did you do with my money? I thought this was insurance. And the veterans benefits won’t be paid. Wait a minute. I thought we had a deal. You serve in the military and they put money aside for you. It’s not supposed to be out of the general operating fund. What’s going on? June one is not a deadline for anything. That’s number one. Number two, we cannot afford as a people to cave to Joe Biden and the Marxists. At some point, you have to draw a line. I understand a little bit of this and a little bit of that as I posted. Reagan used to say, you can get 80% you want. Okay, let’s get 80%. And let’s make sure Biden and the Democrats don’t because we know where they want to drag the country. And we know these massive spending or deals that we go through are intended to empower the Democrat Party to increase the size of Washington. Washington serves the interests of the Democrat Party. The bureaucracy serves the interests of the Democrat Party. Aren’t you sick and tired of subsidizing increased budgets for the FBI, for the intelligence agencies when there’s no accountability, when even today they’re giving a finger to Chairman Comar, who wants to see that FBI document about Biden or at least know what’s in it, which is supposed to go along and subsidize this stuff. Well, maybe the government should shut down. Maybe that’s the only way to cut spending. And I will say this up to today, the Republicans have done a hell of a good job getting out there and explaining to the American people who’s responsible for what. To put the blame exactly where it belongs on Joe Biden’s feet at the feet of the Democrat Party. But I’m noticing today some buckling that the Marxists and the Democrat Party are out there saying, oh, we’re going to take to the streets. We were the first to find that clip. This producer was. And we played it. So the mob is threatening that if they don’t get our money, they’re going to be violent. That’s only going to work a few more times, if at all. People are sick and tired of it. God knows I am. Now we can do this, America. We can do this. Conservatives, We can do this. Republicans, for once in your damn lives, try to hold firm. Try it. It actually works. This is one of the reasons we like Trump and yes, one of the reasons we like the sentence, one of the reasons we like Reagan. It’s called leadership. It’s called statesmanship. Don’t be scared. Do the right thing. And usually the right thing happens. We’ll keep an eye on this. Very close eye on this. I know something’s going on because right now everybody’s ducking us. They don’t want to come on the show, whether they be the self-appointed constitutional conservatives or whether they be conservatives or moderates. They’re all ducking me. That’s okay. I’m not going anywhere. And I thought the DeSantis appearance on my show last night was very good and very important. And we will allow any serious candidate, not anybody. You know, I am running for Brent now on the program. That’s what we do here. It’s called free speech. You don’t like it? Don’t listen. We will also link to their campaign sites as we do in every single case. We put Donald Trump’s clips up there all the time because I like Donald Trump, but nobody’s going to threaten us or the mob’s not going to impress us. I’m going to do what I’ve always done. And, you know, it’s interesting. We took a close look at a lot of the comments here, mostly bots, mostly mostly people, non people. We don’t know how they do it, but they’re able to do it. And Rush used to talk about this when they used to try and push him off the air. People suddenly sign up for social media. They’re suddenly there. They have no history. They have one line, they have no history of pot, and there they are by the thousands. And some of you are suckers. Not in this audience I’m talking about online. You got this guy, Lucky Luciano, a.k.a. Michael Luciano, on Mediocre. Right. And he grabs a few of the comments. Anybody can do this. It’s not journalism. It’s just a left wing swine ball doing what he does. Look at this. People are upset that Mark had decided to sign a link to his donation page. We link to his page that went immediately to his donation page. I’m not going to sit here and split hairs and worry about any of it. So what? Candidates have to be strong enough to stand on their two feet and fight it out? It’s what we do, what I do. And so that was picked up by the sludge report. Who’s gone radical left, who hates Trump, hates to say it. This hates Republicans hate you. Then that was picked up, oh, by The Daily Beast, another left wing poisonous Web site that was picked up by the Huffington Post, another left. So you see how the mob works. And yet I was contacted by the real inner circle of the Trump people. So we’re not worried about any of this. It’s not us. So you have a few. Shooting from the hip. But the best they could do are comments. You see, Not Loomer, who’s a lunatic in Florida. Everybody. Mark. Mark, can I come on your show? Mark, Will you endorse my candidacy? Mark. Mark, is that you over there at an event? How? Get lost. Loser. She’s not the only one. We’re going to start dealing with them one by one. I’ve got one coming on next week, too. But all that said. Stand firm. Stand firm. You might like the results. Why the Biden crime families out there. And I want to at least thank CBS Evening News for doing something about it. But very. What is Asa Hutchinson doing on TV, Mr. Producer? He says it’s time for new blood. That guy’s been in politics his whole life. It’s time for Asia. The whole juggernaut is moving. Anyway, this IRS whistleblower has a lot of guts, a tremendous amount of guts. He’s put his entire career on the line. He’s not a grifter. He’s not looking for anything. He tried the whistleblower rap, but the Democrats would have nothing to do with it. His name’s Gary Sharp. Lee’s made his name and face known. Unlike the fraud. The fraud whistleblower in the Ukraine case. Oh, shit, Eric. Whatever. Not so much in the New York Times. Like it’s nuclear secrets. No, no, Washington. Oh, no, Don’t say his name. We got the word from Adam Schiff. Don’t show your name on this case. We can say his name. Sharp, shapely rather is his name which is of Mr.. But is we are both. I think it’s I think it’s shapely as say shapely. Why? Now I have to take a break. But I want you to hear this. Excuse me. And the Democrats don’t even acknowledge it. They have no problem with it at all. The IRS is fully weaponized. The FBI is fully weaponized. The DOJ is fully weaponized. DHS is fully weaponized. Most of the government’s weaponized against you and me. Which is another reason why you don’t buckle the Biden. Take your 80%. Get 80%, but don’t give 80%. That’s a whole nother story. And depending on what that 80% is, maybe you shouldn’t give that either. We need to know the details. Let’s stand firm. Be strong. You’ll win the day. I’ll be right back.

Segment 2

One of the way you figure out if they’re a bot is you go. You click on to who? The individual. When you look back in it, it’s almost bare. They’re bots. So the bots are out and now they’re saying all the money went to Ukraine, you Russian bastards. You don’t you don’t persuade anybody here. Nobody. My ancestry is Russian but has nothing to do with these people. Trust me. In fact, I had to flee Russia. That’s neither here nor there. But these phony sites, I mean, they just keep out. Yeah, that’s where all the money went to Ukraine. We’re talking about trillions and trillions of dollars. And we better stay focused or we’re going to get screwed big time. How about we de-fund the the God knows how much money goes towards. The racism industry pushing CRT and ESG and DEA all through our bureaucracy and also funding it throughout our society. How about we get that money back? It’s our money, after all. Subsidies to these phony. Climate change Green New Deal companies, some of which aren’t even in aren’t even real companies yet. We’re going to now spend tens of billions of dollars on that. And now they say, Oh, we can’t pay Social Security recipients. They may be as clear as I can. America. The reason AOC and proper God bless or whatever the hell that idiots name ahead of the progressives from Seattle and all the rest of them. The reason they’re wedding themselves is quite simple. It’s not because of Social Security, Medicare. They don’t give a crap about the American people. These are Marxists. It’s because we’re funding their damn agenda. That’s why. We’re funding their damn revolution. Whether it’s climate change, whether it’s these NGOs, whether it’s direct grants and contracts to these people, your money is going to funding the destruction of our own country, the empowerment of the Democrat Party and their massive bureaucracy. You’re telling me that the federal bureaucracy can’t even take a hit. Rather, they have to expand it. Expanding the FBI, expanding the IRS, expanding the intelligence agencies. Oh, they’ve done such a swell job expanding DHS. And I’m not talking about ICE in the Border Patrol. I’m talking about the fact, you know what? Sitting on their asses in front of computers in Washington, D.C.. Working with all Twitter to try and censor us. Oh, yes. Oh, there’s nothing to cut. There’s nothing to cut. In a $7 trillion budget, there is nothing to cut. And then they. They put a gun to our heads. If you cut domestic spending and increase defense spending, we’re not voting for this. Which is precisely what needs to be done. With the rise of Communist China. The Marxist and the Democrat Party and the media, they reveal themselves every single day. The Democrat Party reveals itself every single day. I wasn’t planning on doing this, but I did it, and I’m glad I did. When I come back, Gary Shapely, the IRS whistleblower who’s now out with his face, is voice out front, and he has a devastating story to tell. I’ll be right back.

Segment 3

Here’s something know what he’s talking about but we better pay attention to it right now and then I’ll move into this IRS issue. The Islamo Nazi regime in Tehran today successfully launched a practice launch, a ballistic missile. That is a missile that can carry a warhead and hit its target. I don’t know firsthand, but I suspect their meetings within the Israeli government as I speak. On what kind of preemptive activity to take. That can happen any day or any week. Of course, I would ask those who who are out there is that any of our business? It’s far away. You know, it’s a 11 hour flight, ten and a half hours on a good flight. If Ukraine’s on of our business, why is that any of our business? Now, you know I’m asking that. For purposes of discussion and debate. Not today. Maybe next week. Just wondering, we get out of Nardo. Should we get out of all of our military arrangements? I mean, NATO’s a treaty. We have military arrangements with Australia, the Philippines, Japan, obviously South Korea. We have military arrangements, not treaties with Israel and other countries. NATO’s is a treaty and it’s pretty much kept the peace since the end of World War Two in 1948. The reason is little European countries can’t defend themselves against big bad Russia, big, bad China or anybody else. And so the idea there, which has worked is that by aggregating the countries and their resources and their defenses and so forth, it’s much less likely that anybody will be invaded. Ukraine is not a member of NATO, so we should pull out of that, even though it’s worked. Even though funding is way up thanks to Donald Trump. And so what happens then? Poland’s attacked. Hello. None of our business. And that’s exactly one candidate who is running in Florida. When Ron DeSantis asked me to help moderate some debates in some congressional races, I forget his name, but he was sort of a Rand Paul acolyte. Maybe he was a boomer calm or national and national, maybe both. Anyway, he said while Poland’s invaded that Polish problem. And so there you have it. Because because the logic the logic takes you only in one direction is a very bad one, only if it’s in America’s national security interest. Isn’t that always the debate? That is what is prudential. That’s the debate. So you can’t say that’s your policy. That’s the debate. Gary SHAPLEY, say senior criminal investigator, supervisor in charge of a unit that had been put on the Hunter Biden case but has since been pulled off. I want you to listen to this. This is on CBS evening night evening News last night. To their credit, it’s being interviewed by Jim Axelrod. Go ahead. Gary SHAPLEY is a supervisory special agent for the IRS, where he’s worked for 14 years. In January 2020, he was assigned to what he calls a high profile investigation. Who’s the subject of the investigation? I can’t confirm or deny that. The subject of this investigation. Why not? Because, you know, part of the tax secrecy laws don’t allow it. SHAPLEY Can’t say it. But CBS News has learned the investigation was the probe of Hunter Biden by the Trump appointed U.S. attorney in Delaware. Senior Biden administration, By the way, it’s not that I love that the Trump appointed U.S. attorney. Trust me, if this U.S. attorney wasn’t doing what Biden wanted, he’d be gone without consequence because Biden knows who’s going to who’s going to cause the problem. The attorney general himself would fire him. So let’s stop playing games. Go ahead. Vowed to let it run its course without interference. It’s not restricted in this investigation in any way. But CBS News has obtained this letter Chapo’s lawyers sent to Congress Monday alleging irregularities in DOJ’s handling of the investigation. SHAPLEY is seeking legal protection from Congress so he can share specifics of his allegations. There was multiple steps that were or slow walked at the direction of the Department of Justice. Had you ever encountered that before? I have not, no. These deviations from normal process. And each and every time it seemed to to always benefit the subject. SHAPLEY says he decided to blow the whistle after a heated meeting last October with federal prosecutors. That was my red line meeting. It just got to that point where that switch was always turned on, and I just couldn’t silence my conscience any more. Did you let prosecutors know you were unhappy? I don’t think I can answer that. Hunter Biden has denied any wrongdoing. Like civil servants, the IRS agent told us he is a registered Republican. His whistleblowing is being assisted by an advocacy group with past ties to the GOP. But SHAPLEY says this is none. Hold on. And to Democrats now, why? Why are you doing this with the GOP stuff? You never do it with the Democrats. Tell me, Eric, whose name shall not be mentioned by The New York Times or any media outlet in the Ukraine impeachment. You wouldn’t even give us his name, let alone his affiliations. And we learned he was a big time Democrat. But go ahead. Our politics. Why do you want to navigate these waters? I don’t want to do any of this. I took the oath of office and when I saw the egregious ness of some of these things, it no longer became a choice for me. It’s not something that I want to do. It’s something that I feel like I have to do. The IRS told us it can’t comment on specific cases, but is committed to supporting whistleblowers in general. Both the DOJ and the US Attorney’s office in Delaware declined to comment. Hmm. We declined to comment. And you can’t have any papers. There’s not to be any oversight because we have our methods here, sources and methods. Then there’s this from Blase Media. IRS chief responds to Allegations of Whistleblower Retaliation. He said IRS follows the direction of the Department of Justice. So you can see what’s happening here in America. It’s the senior so-called leadership of the Department of Justice, the attorney general, the deputy attorney general, and all the rest of them. There are at least two IRS whistleblowers. One, you just heard, one being a criminal supervisory special agent. That one, they claim the Justice Department has interfered in a high profile criminal investigation while the attorneys representing the supervisory agent have been careful not to name the subject. It’s believed to be Hunter Biden, the responding to allegations of internal retaliation against IRS whistleblowers. The head of the IRS said the House Ways and Means Committee a letter on May 17 denying the accusations. But he also suggested the Department of Justice is responsible for actions taken against the whistleblower who came forward last month. Quote, I want to stay unequivocally that I have not intervened and will not intervene in any way that would impact the status of any whistleblower. Wherefore wrote the committee. The IRS whistleblower you referenced alleges that the change in their work assignment came at the direction of the Department of Justice as a general matter, and not in reference to any specific case. I believe it is important to emphasize that in any matter involving federal judicial proceedings, the IRS follows the direction of the Department of Justice. Do you think under this current budget battle, the Department of Justice should get more money? America, especially the prosecutors. The admission corroborates what lawyers for the supervisory agent disclosed last week. Attorneys Mark Lytle and Tristan Leavitt told Congress the entire investigative team handling the Hunter Biden probe was removed from the case. They said today the IRS criminal supervisory special agent we represent was informed that he and his entire investigative team are they are Republicans. America are being removed from the ongoing and sensitive investigation of the high profile, controversial subject. About which our clients sought to make whistleblower disclosures to Congress. He was informed. The change was at the request of the Department of Justice. So there you have it, America. Now what? Now what? They control the levers of federal prosecutorial power. They control the levers. I did a special on Blaze, my buddy Glenn Beck, and we spoke at length about what could be done, what must be done. And I. Or repeat what I’ve said before. We have prosecutors in our towns and counties. We are prosecutors in our states. Why aren’t they on to this guy, Hunter Biden? Every offence he committed is a potential federal offense, but no local or state offenses. Seriously. I mean, they got Alan Bragg, who’s twisted our law into a pretzel. You got Tish. What’s her name again? Letitia James. Tish. Tish. Page two trash, whatever. I mean, she should be disbarred for what she did. But so far, no Republican prosecutor has stepped up. Not one. Pretty incredible, if you ask me. By the way, these are interesting times also for us here at the Mark Levin radio show syndication. We might be involved in a squabble in the next few weeks. I will let you know. I will let you in on all my platforms. We shall see. We shall see. I’ll be right back.

Segment 4

So the question is, ladies and gentlemen, why would Joe Biden cut money from the budget when you know what the Democrats are demanding now, tax increases? In the middle of an inflationary period. Rather than slashing taxes so the economy can grow and the Fed has to do what it has to do with rising interest rates to control the currency under the monetary system. The Democrats who put us in this position are now demanding tax increases. How many of you how many of you can afford a tax increase right now? Now, you know, it’s not going to just be the rich. So how many of you can afford a tax increase right now on top of 87,000 IRS agents roaming the countryside looking for people to brutalize? How many of you can afford a tax increase right now? Well, Jayapal and I and all the other individuals, that’s what they’re demanding. Communist China is on the rise. They’re spending like drunken Marxists because that’s what they are and they’re on the move. They’re on the move. And Bernie Sanders and Jayapal announced, they insist, trillions more, trillions more in redistribution of wealth, trillions more for radical left wing groups not to secure the border, not to build up the military. No, no. Trillions more to empower them. Now, that won’t go over well. I don’t think so. That’s. That’s not really very helpful. Do you think he the economy and so forth. The problem is Biden decided he’s a chameleon. He is a said many times a street level political hack. He’s a chameleon. He pretends he was part of the civil rights movement. No, he was part of the segregationist racist movement in the early seventies. We have a record for that. We don’t have any records for his civil rights activity. So he’s a liar on top of everything else. Then he decided he wanted to be president, so he became Bernie Sanders. It’s not hard to do when you’re genuinely stupid human being with a low IQ who’s desirous of having a legacy like FDR wants to be FDR, more like Eleanor Roosevelt. But that’s a whole other story that I discussed earlier in the week or last week. Now. Biden. Biden is going to tell us, You see nothing to cut. We can’t cut anything here. We’re on a mission. Biden has embraced the Full Monty, the full Monty of the Marxist agenda and the people around him as radical as hell. Their only credential is physical, ideological, and or gender. Boy, I wouldn’t want to be in there reading the resumes for qualifications and the Biden administration, would you, Mr. Producer? I recently had my you know what removed. And and by the way, I went to Harvard itself. Oh, well, put that guy. Go to the top of the list, of course. I’ll be right back.