On his nationally syndicated radio talk show Thursday, host Mark Levin said that if the Israeli government had their own Special Counsel, a Robert Mueller, they could’ve indicted then President Barack Obama and then Secretary of State John Kerry for election meddling.
“Now if the Israeli prosecutors had, or the Israeli government had, a Robert Mueller, I suppose they could’ve indicted Obama and John Kerry and a whole load of Obama officials for interfering with their election,” stated Mark Levin. “Would anybody have had a problem with that?”
Levin’s comments came in response to a report from The Washington Times detailing the Obama administrations meddling in the Israeli election.advertisement - story continues below
Below is a transcript of Mark Levin’s remarks from his show Thursday:
“Now, there’s also this little bit of history. This is modern history. This happened literally a few years ago, during the Obama administration. Washington Times, although there are multiple, multiple news sources:
“‘The State Department paid hundreds of thousands of dollars in taxpayers grants to an Israeli group that used the money to build a campaign to oust Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in last year’s Israeli parliamentary elections, a congressional investigation concluded … .
“‘Some $350,000 was sent to OneVoice, ostensibly to support the group’s efforts to back Israeli-Palestinian peace settlement negotiations. But OneVoice used the money to build a voter database, train activists and hire a political consulting firm with ties to President Obama’s campaign’—this is with your tax dollars‘—all of which set the stage for an anti-Netanyahu campaign, the Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations said in a bipartisan staff report’ – bipartisan.advertisement - story continues below
“‘In one stunning finding, the subcommittee said OneVoice even told the State Department’s top diplomat in Jerusalem of its plans in an email, but the official, Consul General Michael Ratney, claims never to have seen them.
“‘He said he regularly deleted emails with large attachments — a striking violation of open-records laws for a department already reeling from former Secretary Hillary Clinton’s handling of official government records.
“‘Mr. Netanyahu survived the election, and the U.S. spending was not deemed illegal because the State Department never put any conditions on the money.’ Gee, I wonder if that was intentional? ‘Investigators also said OneVoice didn’t turn explicitly political until days after the grant period ended.’
“Now that’s nonsense.advertisement - story continues below
“‘“The State Department ignored warnings signs and funded a politically active group in a politically sensitive environment with inadequate safeguards,” said Sen. Rob Portman,’ (R-OH) and ‘chairman of the investigative subcommittee. “It is completely unacceptable that U.S. taxpayer dollars were used to build a political campaign infrastructure that was deployed — immediately after the grant ended — against the leader of our closest ally in the Middle East. American resources should be used to help our allies in the region, not undermine them.”’
“Now if the Israeli prosecutors had, or the Israeli government had, a Robert Mueller, I suppose they could’ve indicted Obama and John Kerry and a whole load of Obama officials for interfering with their election. Would anybody have had a problem with that?
“And of course, try them in abstentia. Here we have the Obama administration knowingly interfering in an election in Israel and providing $350,000 of our tax dollars.”
Source: CNS News