“This smells like Joseph Stalin to me,” Fox News host Mark Levin said Sunday on “Life, Liberty & Levin," when talking about the criminal probe into former President Donald Trump.
"This smells like tyranny to me and the so-called 'civil libertarians' in this country are all sitting on their mouths," Levin told his guest, former federal prosecutor Brett Tolman.
"The left has been willing to pick and choose what they want to follow, especially when it comes to the Constitution," Tolman responded. "And now they’re willing to even attack the Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Amendments, the due process clauses which, have been perhaps the most important amendments to the Constitution to protect us from abuse by government when they wield the power to deprive us of our freedom."
A transcript of this segment of "Life, Liberty & Levin" is featured below.
Mark Levin: You know Brett, it seems to me these elected, left-wing, hack Democrats who are dressed up as prosecutors, that there really needs to be a way -- and this is something I think the nation needs to now begin to seriously focus on -- to hold them to account, for them, to be deposed to determine on what basis they made certain decisions, for them, to have their personal finances and their careers on the line when they make decisions about who to take on or not. This is abundantly clear to any objective person, any objective person, that they are targeting this former president to try and silence him and to try and ruin him and his businesses. That’s what’s going on. The Internal Revenue Service of the United States is constantly auditing his taxes so there’s no big issue there; I'm sure the state authorities are constantly auditing his taxes. And what they’re doing now is they’re pressuring the family members of the chief financial officer, the CEO of the Trump organization, threatening him, threatening his son, exploiting his ex-wife, dragging in tuition payments that were made for their children to a private school. In other words, this is penny-ante stuff, when you are talking about a former president of the United States. And this smells like Joseph Stalin to me. This smells like tyranny to me and the so-called “civil libertarians” in this country are all sitting on their mouths. How do you see this?
Brett Tolman: Yeah, I see the left has been willing to pick and choose what they want to follow, especially when it comes to the Constitution and our rights under the Constitution. The First Amendment, for example, they care nothing about, you know, circumventing the First Amendment. They want to control the media, they want to control the voices that we listen to. And now they’re willing to even attack the Fourth, Fifth, and Sixth Amendments, the due process clauses which, have been perhaps the most important amendments to the Constitution to protect us from abuse by government when they wield the power to deprive us of our freedom. And I look at this and I think, we can no longer have the faith and the confidence that prosecutors feel that they have a sacred obligation under the law to do justice and that justice does not always mean bringing a case against an individual because you like or dislike them. Justice recalls, if we recall what the mandate for the Department of Justice is, it is that you are supposed to have fairness in the administration of justice -- requires consistency. Well, we do not see consistency; we see one political side being attacked and prosecuted while the left escapes accountability. And that’s how we know that we have to adjust the criminal justice system, especially if we want to have confidence that, going forward, that those rights under the Constitution mean something.
Mark: Well said, and you know what? Those judges, those members of the New York bar, the New York bar itself, they don't need complaints to be filed against these prosecutors to take steps and to action. The integrity of the judicial system in the city of New York, in the state of New York, is a disgrace right now, when you take a high-profile case like this and you hear and see what this Democrat hack Manhattan district attorney is doing and this left-wing, unhinged, Democrat prosecutor attorney general is doing, and the fact that so far they've been able to get away with it, shows me a breakdown in the judicial system in the city and state of New York.
Ashlianna Kreiner is a CNSNews intern and rising senior at Christendom College, pursuing a bachelor's degree in theology with a literature minor. She has a desire to pursue truth and bring it to others, especially in the political world.