- The Washington Times - Friday, April 19, 2019

Radio host Mark Levin says the second volume of special counsel Robert Mueller’s 400-page report is a disgrace that was written for “slip-and-fall” lawyers and reporters in “the unfree press.”

The man who served as chief of staff to Ed Meese, President Reagan’s second attorney general, told Fox News on Friday that “a 200-page op-ed” — volume two of Mr. Mueller’s report — was penned to produce political damage. Mr. Levin said, “no prosecutor, who didn’t want to be disbarred, would ever produce anything like this.”

“This is a political document that he should never have written, a political document that is 200 pages long the press keeps focusing on,” he told a “Fox and Friends” panel. “[Mueller] knew MSNBC would be obsessed with it. This is an op-ed. This is a 200-page op-ed. That’s all this is. … Who gives a damn what the prosecutor said? He’s not God. He’s not a judge. He’s not a jury. … That’s why we have a court of law.”

The conservative author said the case was closed, for all intents and purposes, after no collusion between Mr. Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign and Russia was established.

“That is why prosecutors, damn it, are not supposed to write essays like this, ” he continued, Mediaite reported. “[Mueller] didn’t have an obstruction case against the president of the United States or he would have brought it. I’m using plain English so even Joe Scarborough and Jake Tapper can understand this. Volume two is crap. Volume two was written for slip and fall lawyer Nadler, slip and fall lawyer Schiff. That’s why he wrote it. He knew the media would run with it. … This is a hack job. … From my perspective it’s now a matter of the American people versus the press — or as I would call them, the unfree press.”

Mr. Levin said an upcoming book he’s writing used Harvard research to assess media coverage of the president’s first 100 days in office.

The findings as it pertains to White House coverage:

  • CNN/NBC: 90% negative coverage.
  • Fox News: 48% negative coverage
  • Other: 70-80% negative.

“I want the American people to understand something real fast,” Mr. Levin said. “The way the regulation reads is this report, which he didn’t have to produce — he wanted to produce this.”

• Douglas Ernst can be reached at dernst@washingtontimes.com.

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