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Levin: 'All of a sudden, the Democrats don't want transparency'

Levin: 'All of a sudden, the Democrats don't want transparency'

Friday night on the radio, LevinTV host Mark Levin discussed the White House's decision to declassify information about the surveillance operation that led to the Russia investigation — and how it's made Democrats change their tune on government transparency.

"All of a sudden, the Democrats don't want transparency," Levin noted. "They want every word, every line of the Mueller report, even though they have 99.99 percent of it, right? But they want more. Fine. But when it comes to this? 'Oh, we're gonna hurt our ... well, you can't do that ... well, my back hurts.' They can't do anything."

Levin pointed back to remarks the president made outside the White House before a recent trip to Japan, in which he called the FBI’s investigation against his campaign “an attempted coup.” On Thursday, Trump authorized Attorney General William Barr to declassify materials related to the beginning of the investigation.

"So everything that they need is declassified, and they’ll be able to see how this hoax — how the hoax or witch hunt started and why it started," President Trump told reporters. "It was an attempted coup or an attempted takedown of the president of the United States. It should never, ever happen to anybody else. So it’s very important."

"I’ve decided to do it, and you’re going to learn a lot."

Notably, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., has been criticized for his reversal on the issue of declassifying materials related to the 2016 election. He called for former President Obama to release the materials before his term was over, but called Trump's declassification decision "un-American."

Levin also pointed out how his analysis of public information in March 2017, which led him to conclude that the president had been spied on (and for which he was widely criticized), turned out to be “pretty accurate,” given the information that we now have about the surveillance operation conducted on the Trump campaign and transition team.


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