Mark Levin Issues Open Letter To CNN’s Brian Stetler: “You Are Thoroughly Dishonest”

by | Mar 6, 2017 | Headline News | 35 comments

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    Mark Levin, the man who started the ball rolling on ‘Obamagate’ by connecting the dots across various President Obama actions over the last year, has issued an open letter to CNN’s Brian Stetler, exclaiming “you are thoroughly dishonest.”

    In response to this…


    Levin writes… “You Are Thoroughly Dishonest”

    Did you listen to my show on Thursday, before President Trump tweeted? Did you watch my appearance on Fox and Friends Sunday morning? I know you are ticked I did not appear on your show, despite your numerous requests. Your ad hominem attacks about “right wing” radio host and conspiracy theory stuff … incredible.

    I simply put together the stories that YOUR profession reported, on the public record. Do you deny there were two FISA applications? Do you deny the first was turned down? Do you deny the second was approved? It’s called the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court. It is about surveillance. The fact that we cannot discern all the details because of the secrecy, except for what the media have revealed and selective leaks by the government, should cause you to want to know more, not to trash those who point it out.

    And yes, we can make several logical implications based on events and experience. A FISA application is a big deal. One, or two in this case, that involve campaign surrogates, or a server or computer related to a candidate or campaign, etc., is a big deal. President Obama’s statement is not a definitive statement of anything, other than he, personally, did not order a wiretap, which I never claimed. But that does not mean he was unaware of surveillance activity by several of his departments, even through routine reports to the president, such as the Daily Intel Briefing or information conveyed to him or his staff via the Justice Department re the FBI counter-intelligence activities. As for Clapper, despite his past dissembling before Congress, he may not have been aware of what was taking place since the FBI counter-intel operation reportedly sought the warrant. The Daily Intel Briefing might provide useful information in that regard as well.

    Of course, the release of the FISA applications would also shed a lot of light on events, assuming YOU believe reports that they were filed.

    Furthermore, Clapper has said, as recently as yesterday, that no connections between the Russians and the Trump campaign have been found. I am extremely critical of Russia, Putin, and the efforts to influence our election, although I do not believe they succeeded. That said, how would Clapper know of no connections if he, as former Director of National Intelligence, didn’t look? On what is that based?

    Your lack of curiosity and dishonesty about such matters and in dealing with me demean you and your profession. You are free to circulate this communication to whomever you wish, as I am making it public.

    Stetler was quick to tweet a reply…

    So, as a reminder of just what the so-called ‘Obamagate’ timeline looks like – and where the DoJ was allegedly involved – here is Levin’s story so far

    1. June 2016: FISA request. The Obama administration files a request with the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISA) to monitor communications involving Donald Trump and several advisers. The request, uncharacteristically, is denied.

    2. July: Russia joke. Wikileaks releases emails from the Democratic National Committee that show an effort to prevent Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) from winning the presidential nomination. In a press conference, Donald Trump refers to Hillary Clinton’s own missing emails, joking: “Russia, if you’re listening, I hope you’re able to find the 30,000 e-mails that are missing.” That remark becomes the basis for accusations by Clinton and the media that Trump invited further hacking.

    3. October: Podesta emails. In October, Wikileaks releases the emails of Clinton campaign chair John Podesta, rolling out batches every day until the election, creating new mini-scandals. The Clinton campaign blames Trump and the Russians.

    4. October: FISA request. The Obama administration submits a new, narrow request to the FISA court, now focused on a computer server in Trump Tower suspected of links to Russian banks. No evidence is found — but the wiretaps continue, ostensibly for national security reasons, Andrew McCarthy at National Review later notes. The Obama administration is now monitoring an opposing presidential campaign using the high-tech surveillance powers of the federal intelligence services.

    5. January 2017: Buzzfeed/CNN dossier. Buzzfeed releases, and CNN reports, a supposed intelligence “dossier” compiled by a foreign former spy. It purports to show continuous contact between Russia and the Trump campaign, and says that the Russians have compromising information about Trump. None of the allegations can be verified and some are proven false. Several media outlets claim that they had been aware of the dossier for months and that it had been circulating in Washington.

    6. January: Obama expands NSA sharing. As Michael Walsh later notes, and as the New York Times reports, the outgoing Obama administration “expanded the power of the National Security Agency to share globally intercepted personal communications with the government’s 16 other intelligence agencies before applying privacy protections.” The new powers, and reduced protections, could make it easier for intelligence on private citizens to be circulated improperly or leaked.

    7. January: Times report. The New York Times reports, on the eve of Inauguration Day, that several agencies — the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Treasury Department are monitoring several associates of the Trump campaign suspected of Russian ties. Other news outlets also report the exisentence of “a multiagency working group to coordinate investigations across the government,” though it is unclear how they found out, since the investigations would have been secret and involved classified information.

    8. February: Mike Flynn scandal. Reports emerge that the FBI intercepted a conversation in 2016 between future National Security Adviser Michael Flynn — then a private citizen — and Russian Ambassador Sergey Kislyak. The intercept supposedly was part of routine spying on the ambassador, not monitoring of the Trump campaign. The FBI transcripts reportedly show the two discussing Obama’s newly-imposed sanctions on Russia, though Flynn earlier denied discussing them. Sally Yates, whom Trump would later fire as acting Attorney General for insubordination, is involved in the investigation. In the end, Flynn resigns over having misled Vice President Mike Pence (perhaps inadvertently) about the content of the conversation.

    9. February: Times claims extensive Russian contacts. The New York Times cites “four current and former American officials” in reporting that the Trump campaign had “repeated contacts with senior Russian intelligence officials. The Trump campaign denies the claims — and the Times admits that there is “no evidence” of coordination between the campaign and the Russians. The White House and some congressional Republicans begin to raise questions about illegal intelligence leaks.

    10. March: the Washington Post targets Jeff Sessions. The Washington Post reports that Attorney General Jeff Sessions had contact twice with the Russian ambassador during the campaign — once at a Heritage Foundation event and once at a meeting in Sessions’s Senate office. The Post suggests that the two meetings contradict Sessions’s testimony at his confirmation hearings that he had no contacts with the Russians, though in context (not presented by the Post) it was clear he meant in his capacity as a campaign surrogate, and that he was responding to claims in the “dossier” of ongoing contacts. The New York Times, in covering the story, adds that the Obama White House “rushed to preserve” intelligence related to alleged Russian links with the Trump campaign. By “preserve” it really means “disseminate”: officials spread evidence throughout other government agencies “to leave a clear trail of intelligence for government investigators” and perhaps the media as well.


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      1. Zeus made some damn good points about Levin back on that other Levin article. Levin is a fine one to call someone ‘thoroughly dishonest’. While he’s good at attacking Obama and all other libturds, that’s part of the show he puts on. All last year he was bashing Trump and crying because HIS hero, Ted Cruz, didn’t get the nomination. Cruz might’ve turned out to be a HISPANIC Obama for all anyone knows. Let’s just be glad Cruz didn’t get it. Now all of a sudden Levin starts rooting for Trump? I don’t know his motive but I don’t trust him for one minute. He’s a neocon shill from the tribe that has supported all the neocon crap going back to 9/11. Zeus, you’re right about his whiny, nasal-sounding voice. Reminds me of a mofo dragging his fingernails across the chalkboard back in school.

        • All I remember is Karl Rove saying that they create reality for you, and while you’re trying to figure out that reality, we will be creating another reality for you to figure out. Or the CIA guy saying that once everything that everyone knows is false, then our job is complete. Or the other guy saying that if everyone keeps talking about what they have learned from the what they read in the media yesterday, then we have accomplished what we wanted to do. Or they said something along those lines, which I didn’t go back and find their actual quotes.
          I like the advice given in the movie ‘Hero”, life is just layers and layers of bullshit, you pick your layer of bullshit that you want to believe, and that’s your bullshit.
          Yeah, I guess by coming back to read the daily bullshit I have picked my layer of bullshit too. But I tell myself that I’m getting closer to the truth. What? And the truth now seems to be like that other guy said, let them march all that they want, as long as they pay their taxes.
          I think it’s too late to fight the government. That’s a lost cause now that they have imported armies and weaponized both sides to move on to the next step in their worldwide plan. The bottom line is that psychopaths have taken control from the top down. And now they have just about everyone else acting just like them. Whether it’s going for large portions of the pie or just the crumbs financially. Politically they are weaponized to destroy any system that doesn’t give them everything that they want for free. Morally, they want a world without morals. They controllers have everyone thinking that creating a new Sodom and Gomorrah would be a great idea. That was the plan too.

        • Bravefart, you completely missed the point, fool! In your dementia tirade, you ramble on about Levine’s newfound affection for Trump whom he was bashing last year. But Levine is not attempting to defend Trump so much as he is exposing Obama’s duplicitous and hypocritical addiction to lying! It’s not about Trump here, Bravefart! It’s a refutation of Obama’s attempt at a Teflon image, of which he is most unworthy!

          • Well said, Ric. Levin is right on this one. He is a Neocon, but on this one he’s got it right. And no way Cruz would ever be a Hispanic version of Obama. Not even close, Bravefart.

            • Dogman, I’ve also heard the same report about the wiretapping from some other sources. Levin is not original with this. Levin has his own selfish motives for PRETENDING to support Trump. If you or Ric can offer some evidence to prove me wrong, I’ll examine it. Otherwise you can kiss my ass.

              • I don’t care if he is original or pretending to support Trump or not. He’s right on this issue, and he is saying the right things…at least in this case, and he’s reaching a large audience. I’ll give credit where it’s due. When he says idiotic neocon type things, I’ll happily criticize him in those cases.

                • Dogman, I NEVER said Levin was wrong on the issue. Sometimes he does get it right concerning Obola and the libturds. Just also keep in mind he still supports the “Never Trumpers” in the GOP, whether he admits to that or not. You and your friend Ric sound like you have BLIND FAITH in Levin. I NEVER have blind faith in anyone or anything. Even Trump might prove to be wrong on some issues. If I ever find that to be the case, I’ll call him out on it. I call it like I see it just like Zeus does.

          • Ric, what makes you think I was on a tirade? I was perfectly calm when I made the post and I’m not demented. It sounds to me like Levin is up to something nefarious. He’s a neocon shill and can’t be trusted. BTW, I also look at Obola the same way as you. I see neocons and libturds in the same sewer together. I still say it’s at least partially about Trump. If you can provide any kind of evidence to prove me wrong, I’ll be glad to examine it. I know how to play fair. Otherwise you can kiss my ass.

            • Ric and Dogman have a problem.

              • Bravefart: You keep asking for evidence; give us your evidence that proves he is pretending “for nefarious and selfish reasons”.

        • Yep D BH I call it like I see and hear it.

          Lets dig in and ask why Mark Levin is- ” I am extremely critical of Russia, Putin, and the efforts to influence our election” Why is that Mr Levin? You are just another piece bashing Russia to promote your true homeland. Get out of America you traitor.

          Of course you are, you friggin Twit, You are Part of the Chew-ish Media and you are Chew-ish yourself and a Self Promoting Sellout to the highest bidder. Of course you hate those (Putin) who call out your Tribe’s Crimes. You are a NeoCon, not a Conservative and wish to see WW3. BTW/ It has already been proven Russia did not influence the election, maybe pointing out Hillary’s Criminal activity. It telling the truth Influencing the election?

          Levin may be right on these wire tapping issues, but he is self promoting and grandstanding first, for his own self promotion, to sell books, or his Radio clown show. Levin supported An Illegal Alien running for Prez – Ted Cruz- Canadian who was a dual citizen when it was convenient.

          • zeus, I totally agree about Levin. He definitely knows how to grandstand and promote himself. He supported that POS Cruz knowing damned well that Cruz’s wife is from Goldman-Sachs and a member of he CFR. I won’t be surprised if the wiretapping story is true. Obola was wiretapping everyone and their mothers. But I know damn well Levin has his own selfish motive.

            • Ric and dogman didn’t understand my post for some odd reason.

              • Ric and Dogman put out ‘fake news’ about me.

                • Ric and Dogman sleep with chews.

      2. I haven’t been able to listen to Mr. Levine for a very long time. I used to, frankly because Savage was off the air, at least in my market. Do like Dan the man Bongino, who fills in from time to time, or maybe I’m thinking of Hannity. Anyways, somewhat suspicious of Levine, but if his motives are on the level, good on him.

      3. Go Mark!

      4. I think you can all trust his research on this, everything he says has already been reported in at least five or six mainstream media sources.

        Levin is doing good work on this one. You don’t have to like him to respect what he’s putting together, it looks pretty strong.

        Watch Clapper and Obama using their weasel word statements when asked about the wiretapping. They’re both covering their butts. Clapper is looking down while speaking the lie, very much what liars do if they can’t look you in the eye and lie.

        • I liked Mark until he and some others turned on Trump. I believe he worked in the DOJ during the Reagan years. Whatever, what he has done by connecting the dots on Obamagate will earn him the ire of perhaps half the country. Dismantling what the the four previous Administrations have done is truly formidable like trying to get rid of yeast mixed into the dough.

          Go Mark!

          Louisiana Eagle ?

          • I don’t care for him much, either, for his anti-Trump views last year, but he’s apparently doing his homework on this issue.

            I think he realizes we have one shot at taking the left apart in this country, and Trump is it.

            • Smokey,

              The Demonrats are throwing all they’ve got against Trump but he refuses to play by the old Republican playbook. He is definitely strong and extremely smart as a tactician and I trust he is equally shrewd and appreciative of long-term strategy. Let’s hope his advisers give him great advice regarding strategy in this Total War against the Globalist Libturds. It has to be viewed as a Total War. Trump is like General Patton, but really need folks like General Bradley, General Eisenhower, General Marshall, etc., to help with strategic planning. The Republicans Congress has failed to plan strategically to quickly mop up and consolidate their windfall gains in the election. They need to be working in unity, with singleness of purpose. It is unfortunate that two top Senators chose to side with the Demoncraps when voting for the Secretary of Education. If they mess up this chance they have against the Demonrats it is unlikely the voters will ever forget or forgive.

              Louisiana Eagle

            • Smokey,

              I agree with you.

              The Demonrats are throwing all they’ve got against Trump but he refuses to play by the old Republican playbook. He is definitely strong and extremely smart as a tactician and I trust he is equally shrewd and appreciative of long-term strategy. Let’s hope his advisers give him great advice regarding strategy in this Total War against the Globalist Libturds. It has to be viewed as a Total War. Trump is like General Patton, but really need folks like General Bradley, General Eisenhower, General Marshall, etc., to help with strategic planning. The Republicans Congress has failed to plan strategically to quickly mop up and consolidate their windfall gains in the election. They need to be working in unity, with singleness of purpose. It is unfortunate that two top Senators chose to side with the Demoncraps when voting for the Secretary of Education. If they mess up this chance they have against the Demonrats it is unlikely the voters will ever forget or forgive.

              Louisiana Eagle

      5. Mark Levin can mop the floor in a debate with any of the talking heads from the National Fake Media … Otherwise known as the Marxist Propaganda Network. He reads what these jerks have reported & draws the conclusion that laws have been broken if all this reported wire tapping has been going on…. Now Chuck Todd finally decides to start doing some investigative reporting… & then Levin gets accused of being a right wing conspiracy therorist… LOL ! If that is not a total crock of shit… then I don’t know what is. All of these liars in the Alt Left Media need to be proseecuted for blatant lies. There is a big difference between freedom of speech, and spreading total baseless accusations. They should all swing…:
        Standing by in Montgomery County Texas

        • Mark Levin will cut off any body on his radio show that is getting the upper hand in an argument. He cuts people off and is rude, or changes the subject. A real Egotistic POS in my book.. Traitor.

          I would ask Levin how is Strapping future generation with massive National Debt, Conservative.. Or Paying off Iranian Terrorists for Hostages. Reagan= The Father of terrorism as we know it today, where kidnapping Americans is worth it. Reagan also was talking with the enemy Iran Pre election undermining Carter, and Day 1 when Reagan was inaugurated the hostages were released via a $5-6 Billion release of Iranian Assets frozen under Carter. Reagan was a sell out just like Levin who defends this. Know your history folks, to shutup these POS liars like Levin.

          • Zeus, BTW, I think Levin is a neocon version of Larry King. King was also rude and cut people off if they disagreed with him.

          • You’re an idiot.

      6. What is happening is no less than an attempted coup of a duly elected President of our Democratic Republic, and Americans had better be ready to defend our country or lose every Freedom we have ever fought so hard for.

        The slithering slimy snakes of the marxist communist demoncrap party, as well as the repub traitors, are guilty of the most vile, abominable corruption we have ever seen in this country. The fact that their global pedophilia ring has been exposed has them running sht- faced scared and extremely dangerous.

        We will need to spend the next four years just prosecuting the twisted, criminal satanic creatures that are currently taking orders from intelligence agent barry soetoro, aka barack hussein obama, and his comrade Soros, who are running the shadow gvmnt of the seditious cabal just blocks away from the WH. Saddle for battle.

        • Sarge:couldn’t have said it better people better wake up
          There’s a storm coming and there will NOT be a second chance.
          Now’s the time to live for something or die for nothing, we all need to support or president and wake other’s. Prep, prep

      7. i consider all main stream media, bullshit and liars, it is used as a brainwashing tool and control mechanism, those in power use the msm to control the minds of the population, fuk msm

      8. MSM is more upset about Trump’s tweets, which they say are “unsubstantiated”, than they are about the possibility of Obama hacking the campaign office or any other illegal activity. The MSM are and will forever shirk their duty to investigate this.

      9. Levin is right about lots of things, but he is a sourpuss. He needs an enema.

      10. Wow. CNN lied? Say it ain’t so! Just more from the amoral left.

        Anyone surprised by the leftist media lying? Shouldn’t be, given their history. E.g., NY Slimes Pulitzer Prize winner Walter ” I don’t see no stinkin’ starving kulaks in Stalin’s Ukraine” Duranty to Lincoln “I have seen the future in Stalin’s USSR, and it works” Steffens to fake Nobel Prize winner Rigoberta Menchu, accidentally outed by another leftist, to another NY Slimes wunderkind, fiction writer Jayson Blair, to Dan “I found a memo!” Rather, to Brian “I was fired on” Williams, and the list goes on and on and on…

        No one believes you lying leftists in the lamestream media anymore, except the gullible and easily led.

      11. Some of you folks are stupid.
        Levin makes it clear everyday on his show that he is not a Trump pompom boy.
        What he discusses are the effects of libturds and rino’s on the Constitution.
        He draws from his experience as chief of staff for Meece (not sure on spelling) as the AG for Reagan.
        Of all the people I listen to on talk radio he is by far the most versed on the Constitution.
        Yes he is bit whiney especially when he sees injustice and blatant disregard for our Nation and what it stands for. I too have heard him cut people off, once in while I wish he didn’t, but his prerogative on his show. Do any of you have a radio program???
        In the article above and when I watched him Fox,, one of the few times I have watched Fox since the first debate, he was right on, connected the dots and called the MSM BS bluff.
        None of us are perfect, myself included, but at least he cares deeply for this country!!

        Long Live the Republic!

      12. Templar 1, I’ll say that Ric and Dogman are stupid for having BLIND FAITH in Levin. I never have BLIND FAITH in anyone or anything, not even in Trump. I’m not 100% behind Trump, at least not yet. He still has to prove himself to all of us. He might prove himself wrong on some issues and if I find that to be true, I’ll call him out on it. at least I’ll give him a chance considering THE OTHER CHOICE we had and I don’t have to mention her name. I do believe Levin is right about the wiretapping report BTW.

      13. I had some Russian dressing on a salad last October. Wonder if Obama wiretapped me over that, too?

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