President Trump has done NOTHING to deserve the level of mistreatment he’s received from the far-left and the mainstream media from the moment his candidacy was announced, BlazeTV’s Mark Levin tells Glenn. But, even though the FBI raid on the former president’s Mar-a-Lago home took corruption to a new level, Democrats have been misusing that federal agency for DECADES. In this clip, Levin describes all the ways the FBI has been misused in the past. Plus, he and Glenn discuss if it’s still possible for Americans to 'shake the chains' of our overpowering, federal government…
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GLENN: Mark Levin, nationally syndicated talk radio host, host of Levin TV. Chairman of Landmark Legal Foundation. Host of the Fox News show, Life, Liberty, and Levin. Author of six consecutive number one New York Times' best-sellers, Liberty and Tyranny.
Spent three months at number one. Sold more than 1.5 million copies.
American Marxism. I think was the best-selling book of the year. He's also an inductee of the national Hall of Fame.
Top advisers to several members of President Ronald Reagan's cabinet. He holds a BA from Temple University. At JD from Temple University Law School. And he's on the program.
He's on the program now to make me feel like a slug. Hello, Mark Levin, how are you?
MARK: What are you reading, Glenn?
GLENN: I was just looking you up, and just seeing all the things that you've accomplished. And then I started feeling bad, so I stopped reading.
MARK: Don't go on Wikipedia. That will make you happy.
GLENN: So, Mark, I wanted to -- we're doing a special on the FBI and how out of control justice and the FBI are. And they are -- they've been way for a long time. They were started -- when they were started, they were corrupt. But we are -- we're seeing things with Donald Trump, that should scare people to the core, and I don't think the average Democrat, who is not a Marxist, doesn't understand what is happening right now.
MARK: Well, first of all, they need to understand how corrupt their party is. Because the FBI has been used by Democrat president after Democrat president. And illegal ways. Really, starting with Franklin Roosevelt. He used FDR against his political opponents, including within his own party.
And they would collect dirt on his political opponents. He would use the IRS the same way. Which is why I had an 87,000 agents as a disaster.
MARK: He unleashed the IRS, on Andrew Mellon. As a Treasury Secretary under Coolidge. He was the judge at the very end. Was wondering why he had this ten-year investigation. Because his Treasury secretary ordered it. At FDR's demand. And he used the FBI against a number of individuals and groups, including the media.
Robert Kennedy did the same thing with John Kennedy. They used the FBI, to tap Martin Luther King's phone, among others.
And, of course, he used the IRS to collect data on his political opponents. Probably the worst was Lyndon Johnson.
He used the FBI, the IRS, and the CIA. He even bugged Hubert Humphrey's phone when Hubert Humphrey was running for president on the Democrat primary. First, he wanted to see if he was loyal or not.
Because the FBI -- the FBI team at Atlantic City. There's a Democrat convention there. Monitor Martin Luther King and other civil rights leaders to see if they were going to be attacking him, Lyndon Johnson, even though he wasn't running against.
And then, of course, Nixon got caught doing some of the same things that they did, but not nearly as much.
But it didn't matter, because he wasn't a Republican. This attack on Trump is akin, the same pattern, but worse. It is constant. It's through his candidacy. His presidency. His post presidency.
As you undoubtedly know by now, you have two brilliant litigators, constitutional litigators. Not these former federal prosecutors who were dime a dozen, and don't even understand the Constitution.
MARK: And they made the point in the Wall Street Journal the other day, and they're right, as the presidential records act allows the president to have access to classified and unclassified information.
There's nothing in there about where he could store it. He can bring it home, if he wants. And that's what he did. I've been arguing, the president can't violate the Espionage Act. How can he violate the Espionage Act of 1970?
When he's president, he says, all right. I'm taking these documents with me. You can't have a clearer statement of declassification than I'm taking these documents with me. But even if they're not declassified as this gentleman pointed out. It doesn't matter. In fact, he has exclusive use of these documents. Even the existing president can't just claim that document, unless they have an absolute significant reason to. So the fact that --
GLENN: So they came out -- I mean, I think it was a general warrant. But they came out with this warrant. And then we started hearing that it's nuclear secrets. And that it's espionage. All this bullcrap. What is it that they were really looking for. And how do we -- how do we shake off the chains of this government, that is this corrupt?
MARK: Well, they -- and so they --
GLENN: Wait. Wait. You're breaking up. I'm sorry. Say it again.
MARK: I'm sorry.
GLENN: Yeah. That's all right.
MARK: I have this home in Florida. Just you in the country. Remember those old movies. With cement and steel and everything else. I said to the builder, I'm only building this damn thing once. I don't care how many hurricanes we have here. And I don't care about FEMA.
Well, they said the rules of the state are 170 miles an hour.
But the state isn't building my house. 210 miles an hour. That's what I want the House -- so I poured all this money into this -- 8-inch-thick cement steel walls and floors. It doesn't look like it. The tilings underneath.
So we had to have an additional system, so I could use my cell phone. So there's certain dead spots in this house. Anyway, can you hear me now?
GLENN: Yeah. I do.
MARK: What is your question?
GLENN: My question was, what do you think they were looking for? And how do you shake the chains of this government that is so corrupt and out of control, it seems like we're cornered.
MARK: Well, a couple of things. You're right about the general warrant. This clearly violates the Fourth Amendment, and the particularity requirement, which was crucial to the columnists and to the Framers. If this doesn't violate it, I don't know what does.
And so they walk in there, and they grab everything. But I think they're looking for anything -- January 6th, of course, talked about that.
I'm sure you have anything you can get their hands on. And now they find, and they knew there were classified documents in there.
So they're trying to use criminal statutes on that. You bring in these hacks like Weisman, and put them on TV. And very ignorant low IQ hosts and news people, to just keep talking -- he has 700 pages of documents.
Classified. Three hundred classified documents. Who cares? Who cares?
And, of course, the reason the government doesn't want to release the affidavit is they prefer to leak this stuff to the New York Times and the Washington Post, in order to control it.
GLENN: Correct. Correct.
MARK: Now, what do we do about this?
You're not going to like this. We are in the abyss, trying to claw our way out. It's not that we're heading our way to the abyss. It's not that the country is unraveled. It's unraveled. So the question is now, how do we deal with a political party that hates America. That takes every step possible, to empower itself.
That only uses the Constitution to defend itself, or against their enemies. But otherwise has no respect or faith in the Constitution, whatsoever.
GLENN: And how do we defend ourselves and fix it, by -- by not becoming all that we despise and using the Constitution?
How can we do that?
MARK: It's you've got to elect people. If not Trump, like Trump. Who are willing to take them on. Who can stand up to this.
This is why so many people are attracted to him. It's because he doesn't bend. He fights back. He fights back. They try to take him out with impeachments and criminal investigations. DA investigations. State attorney investigations. Tax investigations. Property investigations.
Now this crap with his home and his wife's closet. And all the rest of it. That's why we have to defend him. Whether you like tweets or not, it's beside the point. Because if they take him down, who is going to fight for us?
Seriously, maybe DeSantis. Think of the same --
GLENN: I think DeSantis will do the same thing. But I will tell you, the only one that has been tested in literally the fires of hell, is Trump.
MARK: That's exactly right. And what did he do to deserve this?
Nothing. Absolutely nothing. He hasn't broken the law. If he's broken the law, don't you think he would have them by now? Rather than running around with instruction. And looking back with his property taxes ten years ago. And his income taxes 15 years ago. This is just all cracked. Nobody is examined like this. Looking at the Pelosi taxes for ten or 15 years. We're looking at the Bidens. Seriously, how he's been blowing up by foreign governments. None of these politicians could withstand this, but Trump withstands it.
GLENN: So -- so, Mark, I only have two minutes, unless you can stay after the break. I know you're busy. Which do you prefer? Two minutes or let me break?
MARK: No, no. We can stay after the break. I'm talking to the great Glenn Beck.
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GLENN: This is the Glenn Beck Program. Talking to the great one, Mark Levin now. Five minutes extra with Mark Levin. It's always a good day. Mark, I'm really frustrated, because if we don't get the House and the Senate, there's almost nothing that the House can do, except, you know, block people like Nancy Pelosi, and shut everything out. But they can't actually reverse anything, can they? Actually, if we only have the House, what can we accomplish?
MARK: Well, we can stop things, you're right. And we can move the ball forward. And in the Senate. We also have another problem, in -- to the filibust, which I happen to support. We have Mitch McConnell, who in himself, is a filibuster against conservatives. You might remember, in 2010, how he hated the Tea Party movement. He hates the MAGA movement, oh, yeah. He still does.
MARK: In 1976 and '80, he was a Gerald Ford guy, and he was never really a Reagan guy. Worked in the Justice Department brief.
This guy is quintessential Washington RINO. And just ask yourself, what are the Republicans running on in the Senate? You don't even know. Because they haven't coalesced around a message. Because the guy is not a leader. But he raises the kind of money, a few years back.
GLENN: And he controls the money for all the other senators.
MARK: Yes, he does.
And so he controls the national Republican senatorial committee, which can take in hundreds of thousands of dollars per donor. Used to be a limit of 30-some-thousand. He put a rider on I think it was Obamacare or something like that. And he changed that, himself.
He has no capacity to communicate with the average American. The American people. He always talks like he has a salami sandwich in his mouth or something.
GLENN: Hey, I want to -- I want to ask you. You said you were for the filibuster. I'm for the filibuster. However, I would be for changing the filibuster back to the way it originally was. Where it was Mr. Smith Goes to Washington. You actually have to stand on the floor and filibuster.
Now, the Republicans -- or the Democrats, if I'm not mistaken, changed it, so you can just say, I'm going to filibuster. And everybody goes home.
MARK: Well, that's true. They threaten to filibuster. I don't know how we change that, since the Senate can make its own rules. The Republican leader in the Senate right now, I think that's the start.
We've got to have younger, newer, vibrant people, who come to Washington, knows their terms are limited. Have their purpose to --
GLENN: He's walking around again.
MARK: Yeah. We're always playing defense, or we're always on the -- with our backs against the wall. These guys, they come in, or like in the Senate, one second.
GLENN: Get away from the concrete and the metal.
MARK: No, it's FedEx.
I love talking to you.
MARK: And, as a matter of fact, they now require your birthdate, every damn time. It's the same person that shows, they want my birthdate. You know, it used to be, they would say, just leave the box.
Now it's, I want your signature, your birthday. What the hell is this? Anyway.
GLENN: All right. Last thing. Last thing. Because I've only got about a minute. How are you -- what are you seeing coming, reading the tea leaves, especially from last night. What are you seeing in the House and the Senate?
MARK: First of all, I see media so low to propaganda. They find this seat in New York.
And they say, this is indicative and illustrative of everything that happens, so the Democrat wins by the skin of their teeth.
You look around the rest of the country, the Republicans did really well. You look at Florida, they did extremely well. Conservatives are doing well. People have to keep their chin up. You have to ignore the media. Ignore them. They're corrupt. They hate us.
And fight and organize and be your own precinct worker, block captain. You have to work harder than you have before. They're going to do everything they can to stop us. But don't be despirited or demoralized by these fools in the media because that's what they'll do to you.
GLENN: Mark Levin.
MARK: They have a good shot at doing well. We'll see.
GLENN: Thank you so much, Mark. We'll talk to you soon. It's Mark Levin from Levin TV. You can hear him on radio. You can also catch his show every day. Levin TV, here on Blaze TV. Join us, become a part of the family. BlazeTV.com/Glenn. Use the promo code Glenn. And save.
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