Fox News host Mark Levin calls Mar-a-Lago search “the worst attack on this republic in modern history”

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Citation From the August 8, 2022, edition of Fox News' Hannity 

SEAN HANNITY (HOST): Mark, I quoted you earlier. You have said many times I've asked you about it a number of times, a post-constitutional America. Let me put your legal hat on and ask this question. Is there anything that you can possibly think of that warranted this raid on a former president's residence as it relates to archives potentially of classified material? When the president, according to his son Eric, was working hand-in-hand in tandem with the archives people to get to get them anything that they might need.

MARK LEVIN (FOX HOST): All right. First of all, I'm a former chief of staff to United States attorney general.

HANNITY: Edward Meese.

LEVIN: Who never, ever would have done this. Never. That's number one.

Number two, it's ninety days before a midterm election. That's outrageous.

Number three, everybody pretty much knows that Donald Trump is going to run in the Republican primary for president of the United States. And so you have a sitting president who wants to run against him and his attorney general acting like this.

Now, here's how this worked. Everybody's guessing. I'll tell you what happened. This is in the jurisdiction of the US attorney in District of Columbia, who's also overseeing the January 6 prosecution. Why? Because that's where the National Archives is, in the District of Columbia. They didn't send FBI agents from the Washington office down there. They would have used FBI agents in South Florida and they would have coordinated with the U.S. attorney's office down there if the plaintiff had a book.

Number two, he wouldn't have done anything without the sign off of the attorney general of the United States, period.

Number three, this was well orchestrated, so this has been going on for weeks. Now, you keep asking your guests, what's the justification? There is no justification. What's he going to say tomorrow? The attorney general. Here's my guest. We've been negotiating with Trump and his lawyers since February when we found out they had this information, we were getting nowhere. And then we know or we heard that some documents were being destroyed. Maggie Haberman, The New York Slimes was on CNN. They've been running pictures of hers that she's going to have in the book of documents being flushed down a toilet. That doesn't mean a damn thing. It could be anything. 

HANNITY: Elise Stefanik's name was on it. That's all it was.

LEVIN: Okay, but what I'm saying is you've asked what would the pretext be? Correct. And so it is a pretext is exactly right. There is no justification for sending 30 friggin' FBI agents to the former president's compound in Mar-a-Lago in early morning and conducting themselves this way or in any other cases in which they've done exactly the same thing.

The FBI is corrupt. This guy, Garland, goes after parents. He goes after Republican state legislatures. He goes after statesbecause he disagrees with her abortion positions. He doesn't do a damn thing to protect the border, which is compelled by the Constitution. Nothing.

So let's be clear. Newt is right there. They're all right. This is the worst attack on this republic in modern history, period. And it's not just an attack on Donald Trump. It's an attack on everybody who supports him. It's an attack on anybody who dares to raise serious questions about Washington, D.C., and the establishment in both parties. I haven't heard a damn thing from the Republican leadership in the Senate, have you? Not one of those guys has put out a statement because they're weak. That's why.