A former adviser to Ronald Reagan’s administration has slammed the Russia probe, accusing special counsel Robert Mueller of “investigating everything but collusion.”
In an interview with Fox News’s Hannity, Mark Levin suggested the Justice Department was wasting its time looking into allegations of collusion between President Donald Trump’s team and Russia.
“Talking about the Russia probe, we have a special counsel who is pointed to do, what, investigate collusion. He is investigating everything but collusion. A special counsel does not exist to investigate financial crimes, whether some guy registered as federal agent or so forth. He is to investigate collusion. Where’s your case, Mr. Prosecutor? What’s it been, six months, eight months? Give us your collusion case,” Levin told host Sean Hannity.
The former chief of staff for Attorney General Edwin Meese also questioned the validity of the so-called pee-tape dossier that features salacious allegations about Trump’s links to Russia.
The dossier, which was commissioned by research firm Fusion GPS, claims that Russia sought to interfere in the 2016 U.S. presidential election—and its findings have been taken seriously by Mueller and the FBI, in a move that Levin also criticized.
“This isn’t a dossier. This is 35 pages of crap that was put together by the Fusion GPS,” Levin said.
“The Hillary Clinton campaign and the DNC collaborated, used their money to use a law firm to hire this guy, who then hire a British ex-spy, who then works with, among others, the Kremlin. That is collusion. They put this thing together, and they work it, and they give it to the FBI. Now, the highest levels of the FBI are excited to have this. They’re even thinking about putting this ex-British spy on their payroll,” he added.
His comments come as Trump’s former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon appeared before the House Intelligence Committee on Tuesday and refused to answer questions on his time in the transition team and in Trump’s White House, reportedly under a gag from the White House, his lawyer told The Guardian.
The former Breitbart chief has also received a grand jury subpoena from Mueller as part of his ongoing investigation, which appears to be circling in on those closest to the president during the election campaign.