Levin: Don’t fall for the New York Times’ Rosenstein trap

· September 21, 2018  
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Friday on his radio program, LevinTV host Mark Levin called out the New York Times for setting what appears to be a trap for President Trump.

The story about Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein broke earlier in the day and claims that he discussed invoking the 25th Amendment to remove President Trump. During a 2017 meeting, he also suggested wearing a wire to secretly record the president, according reporting by the New York Times.

These claims have been disputed by other people who were present at the meeting, and Rosenstein denies the report. (Meanwhile, the New York Times has doubled down on its reporting.)

While some on the right were quick to call for Rosenstein’s pink slip, Levin says to not take the bait. “Why was this leaked? Why was this leaked now?” Levin asked.

The details of the story make it look like a strategic leak from someone in the Justice Department to the New York Times, he explained. It was leaked now, Levin suggested, to prompt President Trump to fire Rosenstein to “blow up the entire Kavanaugh hearings, to have Republicans running for the hills,” and to create chaos just ahead of the midterm elections.


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Author: Nate Madden

Nate Madden is CRTV’s congressional correspondent. Follow him @NateMaddenCRTV or send tips to [email protected].