On Thursday’s Fox News program, Hannity, Mark Levin explained the impeachment “Whistleblower Hoax” as only he can. A partial transcript follows:
I want to explain to the American people in a way that even Joe Scarborough can understand what the law is here because you’re hearing a lot of lies from Schiff and the Democrats and these phony legal analysts their analysts. And Andy McCarthy did a good job in National Review. I’ve talked about this on radio too. The whistleblower statute does not apply to the President of the United States, does not apply to conversations the president the United States has with leaders of other countries and it does not apply to foreign policy. So the whistleblower statute does not apply to the President or this phone call.
Number one I hope Richard Burr is listening, the head of the Senate Intelligence Committee which really is not a very intelligent committee.
Number two the so called whistleblower does not have statutory protection he doesn’t meet the statutory elements. He was not an official who reports on intelligence activities within the purview of the Director of National Intelligence. He was serving temporarily on the National Security Council reporting to the president. Number three the law does not, hello, does not guarantee anonymity to a whistleblower. Only the Inspector General of the intelligence community is to keep it confidential with certain exceptions. The president can release the name, Congress can, the media is not bound, and interestingly enough, the Intelligence Committee did release his name. Adam Schiff did release his name by accident last night in their transcript so I guess we should arrest Adam Schiff.