“The Democrats got what they wanted,” said Mark Levin of the news that a special counsel has been appointed to investigate the Trump team over Russia allegations, later adding that “the media in Washington are wetting themselves.”
The Conservative Review editor-in-chief made the remarks on his Wednesday evening radio program just hours after news initially broke that ex-FBI director Robert Mueller had been appointed to the task.
BREAKING: Deputy AG appointing special counsel to take over the Russia investigation; it's ex-FBI Director Robert Mueller — @PeteWilliamsNBC
— Bradd Jaffy (@BraddJaffy) May 17, 2017
“Now we will have a prosecutor focused wholly and solely on one matter,” Levin explained, “which is an aberration; that’s not how prosecutors are supposed to function.”
But yet there will be no such treatment of the Obama administration and Hillary Clinton's numerous scandals, Levin pointed out, listing off several that never rose to the level of a special counsel in the eyes of the Obama Justice Department and none that will be addressed by this latest development.
But elected Republicans do not do things like the Democrats – that is, anything effective. Rather, Levin said, “What you’ll see now is … relief” from “political Republicans” on Capitol Hill who now believe that this problem is somehow “behind them” now that Democrats have claimed their political victory.
“I don’t care how many senators and congressmen that run in front of these cameras. Virtually every damn one of them is in on it. And virtually every damn one of them is no better than the next,” the former Justice Department chief of staff said of the bipartisan political pageantry swirling around the Trump-Russia theories. “This is politics through and through.”
“As you can see,” Levin said, “the injustice of it all is really quite troubling.”
Editor's note: This piece has been updated to correct typos.