June 28th, 2024

June 28th, 2024

On Friday’s Mark Levin Show, all eyes were on President Biden during the Presidential debate, and he was embarrassing, exposing his mental frailty on national television and sending Democrats into a panic. The Democrat party and their media are diabolical and never give up whether they stick with Biden or not and will plot to win the election and dig even harder on Donald Trump. We have lawless lawyers in black robes twisting laws like the Enron Act in order to convict Trump because Biden has weaponized his Department of Justice. Later, Mark is joined by Sen. Katie Britt (R-AL) to talk about the disastrous debate performance from Biden and the radical policies of the Biden administration that are destroying our country.

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Photo by Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post

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Rough transcription of Hour 1

Segment 1
Hello America. Mark Levin here.  Our number 877-381-3811.  877-381-3811 well. Crash and burn. It was pretty exciting last night, don’t you think? Oh, yes. I mean, Donald Trump was terrific. But all eyes are on Biden. All he had to do is sound like a person who had his wits. But he didn’t. He had his nitwits. It was embarrassing. I’m just being honest. He looks like death worn over. And they had him loaded up with all kinds of information, and he’s rambling on and on, but nobody knew what the hell he was talking about. I want to warn you about a couple of things, America. The Democrat Party and their media never give up. Whether they stick with him or not. They’re going to plot. They’re going to connive no matter what. If that means sticking with Biden, they’ll stick with Biden. Means they’re going to dig even harder on Trump. And attack him even harder. Look for every opportunity. These people are evil. These people are diabolical. For years, they’ve sought to cover up Biden’s mental frailties for years. As they got worse and worse and worse their attacks. People who happened to notice it became more severe. More severe. They lie about audio and video. So a right wing plan. But last night, the whole world saw it. Including people don’t normally pay attention to politics, 47.5 million people. In America watched. And I’m sure many of them couldn’t believe what they saw. That’s the truth. Donald Trump was disciplined. He never flailed around and think he’s figured out how to do this. And he’s doing it superbly. Things that were said about him by Biden, many of which were very nasty. Very nasty. But he kept this cool. I actually thought his closing statement was. Fabulous. His closing statement was fabulous. So let’s break this down a little bit. Really the only way. For the Democrats to prevent Joe Biden from getting nominated is if Joe Biden. Agrees not to be nominated. There are other ways. The very tricky, the very difficult. But you have to keep in mind 99% of the delegates at the convention were elected or appointed in support of Biden. He controls these delegates. So. That’s number one. Number two, this is a big issue to me, and I’ll talk about it this week and on life, Liberty and livin Saturday and Sunday. What the Democrat Party and their media have done, bringing the Democrat Party to the brink like this. Is there about to should they try and swap out Biden, disenfranchise tens of millions of people who voted in the Democrat primary? Tens of millions of people who voted. Tens of thousands of activists. Tens of thousands of donors. To what end? When a relative small circle of individuals working behind the scenes. We’ll kneecap Biden. Effectively warning him. And. Trying to replace him with somebody else. And with whom should they replace him? Kamala Harris is going to go quietly. And she plays up the race and the gender issue, which she clearly will do no matter what. Gavin Newsom. Gavin Newsom has been traveling from one end of the country line. The lying. Through his white tan teeth. About Joe Biden state telling us and anybody who would listen, that Joe Biden is smart, he’s sharp, he’s talked to many times. So Gavin Newsom is one of the liars who is sort desperately to deceive the American people. The governor in Michigan. What a mess. What a mess. So even if Biden stays in. We cannot let our guard down. These people are capable of anything. Even though we had a completely disastrous night. What do you think Jack Smith is thinking right now? What do you think Judge Mershon is thinking right now? What do you think the appellate left wing Democrats on the courts in New York are thinking right now? They’re thinking now more than ever, they got to put the legal squeeze on Trump. And I’ll get to the legal issues in a moment. These are evil people. They will do anything. And mean. Look at the attorney general of the United States. He goes to the White House with a phony, a fictional privilege claim. Has Biden sign it? Issues it does Biden. About keeping the audio. From the Biden interview with special counsel Robert her. Secret from Congress. Even though he doesn’t have a leg to stand on, even though they released the text, even though that was altered, even though they have absolutely no constitutional or legal basis for doing it. He figures, go ahead and sue me. You won’t catch me by the time the election is here. They’ll do anything. Okay, Look at this case. Involving obstruction. Those of you who listen to this program or watch me on Levin TV or watch me on FOX. We’ve been on top of this longer and earlier before anybody. It’s what I call the Enron. Obstruction Act. Sarbanes-Oxley of 2002. Now, this law was passed because after the Enron debacle, they found out that Enron destroyed reams and reams of information. Knowing full well, even though they hadn’t had a subpoena or even a letter that Congress would want to investigate their collapse. So Congress passed a law. The law is very specific. If you destroy records or change records, that sort of thing. That’s a criminal obstruction. So what did Jack Smith do? What does Jack Smith always does? He takes the law, he rewrites it, takes the facts. And forces them into the law. Like a square peg in a round hole or a round peg in a square hall. 1512. The statute has absolutely nothing to do. Nothing. With what took place on January six. It’s an obstruction statute, but it’s not an obstruction statute. The way the Department of Justice applied it, the U.S. attorney, against all these protesters on January six. And it’s not an abstraction statute the way Jack Smith applied it to President Trump. Jack Smith brought four charges against President Trump, two of which were based on this false interpretation, this rewrite of this obstruction, Enron statute, both of which now have been thrown out. He’s got two left. One of them is what I call the federal contractor. Criminal statute. And the other one is the 1871 Klan Act. That’s a civil Rights Act. When the Klan was trying to prevent and was preventing black people from voting or involved in political activism. That has nothing to do with January 6th. Donald Trump was not involved in preventing people from voting. The federal contractor fraud. He goes on for 30 pages or so. Though Smith laying out, Well, here’s what he did in Michigan and here’s what he did in Arizona and here’s what he did. And George and don’t forget, the fake electors has nothing to do with that statute. Nothing. And yet they call it insurrection. We actually have an insurrection statute, a federal criminal statute. Donald Trump is not charged with that. We actually have a sedition statute. Both actual sedition and conspiracy to commit sedition. Donald Trump is not charged with that either. Because there’s not a syllable of evidence that he was involved in an insurrection or sedition, or they would have thrown it at him. So this prosecutor went looking and he went to the bottom of the barrel, dusted off the statute and said, All right, I’m molded into this. The same guy. In it 8 to 0 opinion where one justice recused himself. Destroying the governor of Virginia. Bob McDonnell. How he changed that statute, like he’s changed the obstruction statute. Now, Monday will have the immunity issue. I will be here on radio, obviously, to discuss. It’ll be after life, liberty and livin. So obviously we can’t discuss it there. But I want to remind you of something that is very important. Excuse me. I think I’ve covered, as a matter of fact. But I’m going to muscle through here. I want to remind you of something. President Trump’s lawyers raised the issue of immunity. I don’t think there was a legal analyst in America. Who said it was a legitimate, legitimate defense. Except me. I didn’t go as far as President Trump’s lawyers, but I said there is an absolute legitimate argument on immunity. Absolute legitimate argument on immunity. That said, I also pointed out that what we have here is this prosecutor, Jack Smith, who has criminalized. The election process, things that are supposed to be resolved by Congress that counts the electors and makes these decisions and handles disputes. He criminalized. Contacting secretaries of state, urging a second set of electors. And so this is normal stuff. He’s criminalised it. So on top of everything else, the charge itself, in my view, as substantively illegitimate. It opens up a Pandora’s box for the courts in the future. And candidates and activists don’t have the foggiest idea what they can and cannot do, given the enormous ambiguity and leeway handed to now federal prosecutors and state prosecutors. So this immunity issue is a big deal. We’ll see what they do on Monday. But the legal analysts say, oh, that’s a slam dunk case. No, it’s not. They also told you that the documents case is a slam dunk case. Bill Barr was all over TV like this is this is black and white. You don’t screw with the Department of Justice when they’re asking you for you turn it. Excuse me. It is hard for me to believe these people have ever been involved in litigation. It really is. You have motions that you file. And we went through the motions the most. Questions on the attorney client privilege decision in district court in Washington, D.C. it turns out on Thursday, Judge Aileen Cannon. Said, I want to hear. The arguments on this, because keep in mind, the judge who ruled that there was a crime fraud exception to the attorney client privilege. Was a former Leahy staffer appointed by Obama senior status now who basically held a secret hearing secret. Well, Judge Cannon has to deal with the trial because the case against Trump on documents was wrong in the wrong jurisdiction. WASHINGTON It should have been brought in Florida, where Mar a Lago is. So Smith quickly moves the case down to Florida. He got his indictment in D.C. in a rubber stamp in Florida. And this judge says, Well, you know what, I need to look at this. I got to resolve these motions before there’s an actual trial. And so she wants to hear the arguments on this issues on the gag order. There’s no order. But Smith is demanding an extremely broad gag order on Trump in the middle of an election. And. And more. The constitutionality of Smith’s appointment. So significant that two former attorneys general, including my former boss, Ed Meese, had filed a friend of the court briefs, as has Landmark Legal Foundation. They’re very legitimate issues. So it’s not a slam dunk. The documents case. For additional reasons, too, that I don’t need to get into. More when I return. I’ll be right back.

Segment 2
I haven’t been on Fox all week, ladies and gentlemen. Why? Because I’m. I’m very busy, to be perfectly honest with you, over other things like this. And Blaze writing. So I’ve saved my thoughts about the lead up to the debate. The debate? Post-debate. For life, liberty and love. In 8 p.m. Eastern time on Saturday. 8 p.m. Eastern time on Sunday. Whatever time it is in your community. And I encourage you to go ahead and set your DVR whether or not you think you’re going to be able to watch it live. And we’re going to have fantastic guests, Brent Bozell and Brett Tolman. At Saturday night, Sunday night, Vivek Ramaswamy, who I’ve never had on. And John, you encourage you to watch it. We get into things that others do not. I explain the law a little differently than other people, and so stick with us. I’ll be right back.

Segment 3
So the two big decisions today, the obstruction issue, where the court shut down the Department of Justice’s use of the Enron Obstruction Act effectively. Which had no application on January six whatsoever. But the district courts in Washington, the circuit court panel with two Biden appointees. They applied it anyway. Why? Because these are lawless, lawless lawyers in black robes. That’s why not a single damn federal district judge said, wait a minute, that’s not what this statute says. Not one of them. Not one of them. And yet read it says what it says. And by the way. Amy Coney Barrett wrote the dissent signed on by Kagan and Sotomayor. She’s gone, folks. She was a liar who lied to get the nomination. We’ve been through this before. She’s gone. She’s a liar. We may get a good decision out of her from time to time, but it’s a matter of crossing your fingers and hoping. She has. No, no. Basic. Approach to constitutional interpretation, which means she’ll do whatever she wants. But. Judge Jackson joined the majority. And that’s where you got the 6 to 3. Jackson joined the majority. But then there’s another case. A hugely important case that we’ve talked about here before. Involving. The massive power of the federal bureaucracy. And that massive power is not in the Constitution. It was granted. To the federal bureaucracy in a decision in 1984 by the court. Creating what they call the Chevron Doctrine. And to put it in plain English. What that means is this doctrine. Is that the bureaucracy can issue a regulation, can enforce a regulation and adjudicates the regulation. If there’s any claim. Against the regulation. So in other words, you don’t have a shot. Well in West Virginia versus EPA, which landmark Legal was involved in the court, started to chip away at it a couple of years back. And then there was this big case. Involving a fishery. Where the federal agency overseeing fisheries. Not only put out a regulation. Not only put demands on this fishery, but said we are going to post one of our employees. On your boat, in your fishery, and you’re going to pay for it because we don’t have the budget for this. So that fishery sued and said, What the hell are you talking about? You don’t have the power to do this. The Supreme Court took it up again. Landmark Legal Foundation filed another friend of the court brief. Brilliant, brief. I say that I didn’t write it. It’s headed by Pete Hutchison, who’s fantastic. We got Matt Forays and Mike O’Neill and a great team there. And the court ruled today. Six, two, three. The usual three suspects. That what they decided in 1984 was wrong and they overruled themselves. So they overruled the Chevron Doctrine. They overruled their case. And they said, Now what happens? While there’s judicial review rather than the bureaucracy being given all this power. By the court abandoning its own authority under the Constitution. That is the judiciary. Now you can actually bring a lawsuit and have a judge hear the case. Before you couldn’t. If there’s ambiguity or reasonableness, you know, silly phrases like that. Now, what does this mean? This means this massive lawmaking, unelected, faceless, nameless bureaucracy. In many instances can now at least be sued and you’ll have your day in court. That’s the way it was pre 1984. But 40 years ago, they destroyed that. So now we’re back to where we were and should have been. That judiciary’s exercising its constitutional powers over administrative agencies. Which are not even in the Constitution. Rather than the administrative agencies having all power, legislative, executive and judicial within itself. So the climate liars are freaking out. All of those who have relied on these bureaucracies to advance their radical socialist agenda. Our furious. But ladies and gentlemen, this is what we call representative government. This is a big, big deal. Earlier in the week. From time to time as I was watching coverage. Of of us waiting for these decisions to come out. They kept talking about the. Decision involving obstruction. As well as the other decision immunity. I’m just being honest. So I sent an email around to our friends at Fox. I said, There’s another decision that appears to be under the radar and it shouldn’t be. It is a big damn case. And I alerted them to it. And their coverage today was stellar. The superb. Because this is a big damn case. We’re going to wait Monday, apparently for the immunity case. I’m a little nervous about it. We’ll see what happens. But I’ll tell you what’s interesting now that the court has knocked out two of the four charges against Donald Trump as an example. These other two. Charges against Donald Trump. Need to be litigated to. Through some process, interlocutory appeal before the trial actually gets underway in any significant way, because these two laws are also being bastardised in a significant way, just as the obstruction law was bastardised. Keep in mind who Jack Smith is. Jack Smith is the chief bastardization. Of American law. It’s what he does. That’s why he’s gummed up there in Florida. We have a real federal judge. Who’s asking real questions because these constitutional issues have been raised as a result of the litigation. This is why the same media who has lied to you over and over again about Russia collusion, about the laptop, about Joe Biden being Einstein, is in such a rush to get these cases done. They were thrilled with Marshawn. And brag in Manhattan. They love that Stalinist star chamber. That’s the way to do it, baby. So if you actually have a judge, it says, wait a minute, I got to deal with this motion. It’s a serious motion. Oh, she’s a Trump judge. She’s just slow walking this. So, in other words, we have to accommodate the media and the Democrat Party in our courtrooms. I’m telling you, these people are evil. They are diabolical. And I can already sense that they’re starting to circle the wagons around the Biden. I could be wrong. Who knows? But I don’t trust any of them. And neither should you. All right. Let’s have a little fun. We have a montage. The media’s panicking over what they saw last night where Joe Biden cut five go. President Biden’s struggles in some ways overshadowing the multiple lies and grievances from former President Trump. The universal reaction was somewhere approaching panic. The people who were texting with me were very concerned about President Biden’s seeming extremely slow nanosecond here. Keep in mind, these are media folks. And Democrats are texting with each other. I mean, they expose themselves. They don’t even realize it. Go ahead. Week. And I think there’s a lot of people who are going to want to see him consider taking a different course now. But that was not what we needed from Joe Biden. And it’s personally painful for a lot of people. It’s not just panic. It’s pain over what we saw online. It was an unmitigated disaster for President Biden from the second he walked out to the closing statement. Yeah, look, it was a really disappointing debate performance from Joe Biden. And I don’t think there’s any way, any other way to slice it. There is, by the way. It’s almost by the way. It’s almost impossible to tell the media types from the Democrat operatives, isn’t it? With their comments? They’re all the same thing. Go ahead. Whether he should continue. I don’t think we should sugarcoat this. This was not the debate performance that the Biden campaign team wanted or needed. Nobody is a bigger fan of Kamala Harris than I am. And and, you know, and Gavin Newsom, a remarkable job tonight is a surrogate. Those two people are signaling to a whole lot of Americans that are paying attention. How come they’re not running? Joe Biden had a not all night, a terrible night. This is a last chance for us to decide whether this man we’ve known and loved for a very long time is up to the task of running for president of the United States. Let’s stop there. That had to be very hard for Joe. Seriously? I know they’re close friends. I know they talk all the time, according to media reports. Joe and I tried to advise him on this program. Don’t go there, Joe. Joe put his neck way out. Attacking anyone and everyone who pointed out the clips and so forth. And you can hear his somber voice. I understand it. But the Democrats have to decide what they’re going to do. That had to be hard for him and all these people. Go ahead. J. Joe Biden looks like the caricature that that conservative media has been painting. And there were no clips tonight. Right. This was you saw this is Chuck Todd has been demoted and for good reason. Go ahead. And every aide that I’ve spoken to, Democrats are deeply worried about what they saw from the president. He couldn’t finish a thought. He couldn’t land an answer, and his closing thoughts were even botched. I mean, come on. I don’t believe he’s our best choice at this point. Last night was one of those to see if he was up to the job. And the resounding answer last night, anyway, was no. I got to believe that the Trump team is collecting all these clips for some great ads down the road. Danny Douche has given up on his man, Biden. Mr. Producer. But here’s a deal. They created Biden. They protected Biden. They attacked his opponents. They attacked anybody who pointed out the obvious, whether it was special counsel her, whether it was Wall Street Journal journalists. Whether it was clips in and of themselves a right wing Fox media. They did everything they could. And so I want you to understand something. When you know. That the man you’re backing, protecting, advocating for. Doesn’t have the wits to be president of the United States. And you’re still trying to get him over the finish line. You must hate America. You must hate this country. You must not give a damn at all. Because that’s not the kind of person we want in the Oval Office. I started talking about the 25th Amendment about a year ago. The vice president, the United States, the cabinet will never trigger it. Party first power, first country is a distant third, if a third at all. Again, they’re evil, they’re diabolical. The media, the Democrat Party, one in the same. And they will do what they think they need to do to win this election, whether it’s to continue a Biden or try and find somebody else, whatever it is, it is. And they’re not going to stop with their the war against Donald Trump at every way. And on every level and to every degree. I’ll be right back.

Segment 4
Two great shows this weekend, Saturday, Sunday, 8 p.m. Eastern. Whatever time it is in your community, I would ask you to go ahead and set your DVR just in case. And our guests on Saturday, Brent Bozell and Brett Tolman, our guest on Sunday, Jake Ramaswamy and John Yoo Killer. And of course, why? That’s right. Me providing you with the the kind of information I think that you would want. How much time do I have, Rich? Oh, no. Okay. Here’s Corinne. What’s her name on Air Force One today? What was Biden’s problem? Cut six. Go. Can you tell us more about his code when he contracted? What did it affect his performance last night? So. Okay, step back for a second. So, yes, and I think we shared this with many people yesterday. The president had a cold. He had a sore throat. That happens. And and that’s what you heard last night. And, you know, I’ll leave it there. I don’t have anything else to add. I think I hope they’re paying her a hell of a lot of money for being a buffoon. For all time. Audio, video for all time. Go ahead. Just moments ago. But yes, he had a cold. He had a sore throat. Once he knew that he had a cold and a sore throat. He tested he certainly tested for COVID. It was negative. And then we moved on from there. The White House waited until the middle of the debate to release that information. I’ll tell you this. Look, he had a strong debate prep week and and he got a cold, which happens. It happens. It’s not unusual. It’s not something you know, I mean, you don’t share every time. You know, the president has a cold. It happened, but you did share it. You shared it familiar the debate when he was sinking like a rock. So it’s nothing to do with him having a cold. We know what it is. He has stage five out of seven stages of dementia. It’s that simple. Go ahead, Dale. Once, once, once. Once. He had a cold and had a sore throat again, he tested negative for COVID. And then we didn’t ask if he had COVID. We didn’t even ask if he had a cold. You said he had a cold, and that’s your excuse. For what we saw. No, no, no. This is not true. They’re still lying. And I’m telling you, you can’t trust these people. They are not burying Joe Biden yet, regardless of what The New York Times says. And they wrote an editorial that I’ll get to next hour. They’re not going to bury him now. They may eventually bury him, but not right now. They’re still fighting. Jill is fighting. Jill loves the trappings of power. And I think you’re going to love the fact that on Life, Liberty and Levin, I really dig into Joe Biden and I compare to some historical figures, which nobody else has done because nobody wants to expose her. So I will. I’ll be right back.