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During a lengthy appearance on "Fox and Friends" Sunday morning, conservative radio host Mark Levin explained why he thinks former President Barack Obama undoubtedly spied on then-presidential candidate Donald Trump during last year's presidential campaign.
Levin spent the first handful of minutes, nearly half the interview, laying out the evidence for why he believes Obama is guilty, including reading reports directly from mainstream media outlets like the New York Times, the Washington Post, McClatchy and the Guardian.
When Fox News host Pete Hegseth tried to move the segment along, Levin interrupted, "Hold on! Hold on! I need to make the case because the media seems to be confused about their own reporting!"
According to Levin, the evidence is clear.
"The issue isn't whether the Obama administration spied on the Trump campaign or the transition or certain surrogates, the issue is the extent of it," Levin explained.
"The evidence is overwhelming," he went on to say.
The conservative radio host continued:
They were so aggressive, they waited four or five months, they go back in October, weeks before the general election, they narrow their request, all of the sudden we have leaks coming out on [Michael] Flynn. Then we have a "Oh horrible" meeting that took place between [Attorney General Jeff] Sessions and so forth. And I'm telling you as a former chief of staff to a United States attorney general in the [Ronald] Regan administration, these are police state tactics.
Now what did Barack Obama know? He knew everything I just read you apart from one or two articles. You wanna know how I know? It's in the newspapers! It's right there! So Barack Obama not only knew this, but he gets a daily intelligence briefing.
Later in the interview, Levin emphasized that the case he just previously laid out against the Obama administration wasn't of his doing, but of the mainstream press — he just pieced it together.
Then he defended Trump.
"Donald Trump is the victim. His campaign is the victim. His transition team is the victim. His surrogates are the victims," Levin explained. "These are police state tactics."
"I'm telling you as a former chief of staff to attorney general, if this had been done to Barack Obama all hell would break lose," he added. "And Barack Obama's statement [on the wiretapping allegations] is just pathetic."
Moving forward, to get to the bottom of these allegations, Levin suggested that the two FISA court warrant requests from the Obama administration need to be released, in addition to the daily presidential intelligence briefings from the past year being released to Congress.
"There ought to be public hearings on this stuff, too," Levin told the "Fox and Friends" hosts.
Watch the full interview below:
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Chris Enloe is a staff writer for Blaze News