Mark Levin weighs in on the ‘pardon’ controversy and lends his legal opinion and advice on Monday’s edition of Hannity:
MARK LEVIN: The problem is [Deputy Attorney General] Rosenstein conferred so much power on to [special counsel Robert Mueller] — no specific criminal statutes, no specific individuals — and his oversight is so passive and so limited as he promised he would keep his hands off of Mr. Mueller that he’s created an unconstitutional special counsel. And I believe that if the president challenges that one day, he will be successful.
Now the pardon power. You know this memo they keep referring to on Capitol Hill, Mr. Schumer, of all people, it’s two and a half pages long. Page one. Page two. Page three. [VISUAL] See my Xs? Those of the irrelevant parts of the memo that have nothing to do with what’s going on today. You see this circle, that’s it. There’s one sentence in this whole thing. ‘Under the fundamental rule that no one may be able to be a judge in his own case, it would seem that the question should be answered in the negative.’
That is whether a president can pardon himself. This is not a legal document. This is a joke. Do you see all the footnotes here? There aren’t any. Do you see all the case law here? There isn’t any. It’s a novel question because no president has ever been indicted. So why are we even discussing this pardon power? Because The New York Times, one of their reporters in one of the highlighted sections in the phony article based on the leaked letter puts in there, ‘is the president saying he can pardon himself?’ Of course the president can pardon himself.
Here is the language in the constitution, Article Two, Section Two. The president has the power to grant reprieves and pardons for offenses against the United States except in cases of impeachment. Do you hear anything in there, except in the case of the president?
All of these protections are built into our constitution to protect our constitution, to protect the president from the mob, from the media, from the Democrats that are a mob today. They’re here to protect him. It’s not the president whose violating the constitution, it’s the media who want the constitution violated. It’s the Democrats who want the constitution violated. It’s Mueller and his merry brand of Democrat prosecutors who are tipping around a constitutional confrontation.
As I said here, every time I’ve been on your show, Sean, the constitution is the president’s friend. And I’m speaking rather slowly so even Joe Scarborough can comprehend what I’m saying. Or even [CNN anchor] Chris Cuomo can comprehend what I’m saying.
The president is in this position because of what Mr. Rosenstein did, he created an unconstitutional monster who is threatening to bring the president in front of a federal grand jury, which is unconstitutional and has never been done, with this notion of obstruction of justice when he exercises his prerogatives as president, because they want to indict him, which has never been done.
The only way to remove a president of the United States is the old-fashioned way, through the Senate. And that’s it. So it’s not the president who is the thug, it’s Mr. Mueller who is the thug. It’s not the president who is the incompetent, it is Mr. Rosenstein who is the incompetent. And they can mock the president and his attorneys all they want. They show up in the Supreme Court, I’m betting that the president and his attorneys win.