Conservative talk radio host Mark Levin called for Attorney General Jeff Session “to step aside” on Monday.
Levin said on his show, “the entire department’s out of control now,” after news broke of the FBI raid on the office, home, and hotel room of President Donald Trump’s personal attorney, Michael Cohen.
“I say it with the gravest regret, I really do, because I know what it means personally but I can’t, I can’t ignore what I’m seeing and what’s going on here,” Levin told his audience.
Levin has known and been friends with Sessions since they both worked in the Justice Department under President Ronald Reagan. “I want to make a point here, and it will destroy a 30-year friendship, it’ll destroy it,” Levin said. “But I really do think it’s time for the attorney general to step aside. It’s time for the attorney general to step aside.”
“The buck stops on the Attorney General’s desk, even if he recused himself as he did with the Russian matter,” Levin continued. “This is not the Russian matter. And the entire Department is out of control now. And its country first, over any politician, even if I’ve known that politician for a long, long time, his attorney general now.”
“I watch the president of the United States here now. He doesn’t deserve any of this. He didn’t do anything. He didn’t do anything. What do you think it is, Chappaquiddick?” Levin asked. “And so it’s time for the Attorney General to step aside and for the president of the United States, he can make a recess appointment, not to put in a body or anything like that. He can put Dershowitz in there for all I care. He needs to put somebody in there who’s going to take a little bit more charge over what’s going on in this country.”