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Mark Levin to Ed Henry: It’s “not honest” to claim Trump asked Ukraine to “dig up dirt” on Biden

Mark Levin to Ed Henry: It’s “not honest” to claim Trump asked Ukraine to “dig up dirt” on Biden

Ed Henry: “So, you’re okay with the president asking another president to dig up dirt on a candidate, you’re okay with that?” Levin: “Your question is not honest!”

https://youtu.be/OjYMgFcVzVo

Mark Levin was on a roll Sunday when faced with a claim from Fox & Friends co-host Ed Henry about Trump supposedly asking Ukraine to “dig up dirt” on Joe Biden.

In a video that is quickly going viral, Henry badgers Levin about whether or not he’s “okay with the president asking another president to dig up dirt on a candidate.”  Levin disputed that such a request was made and called the framing of the question “not honest.”

The Washington Examiner reports:

Conservative commentator Mark Levin accused Fox News anchor Ed Henry of being dishonest about President Trump’s controversial phone call with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky during his appearance on Fox & Friends Sunday.

Trump, during the July 25 phone call in question, requested that Zelensky open up a new investigation into Vice President Joe Biden and his son, Hunter Biden, who worked for Burisma, a Ukrainian energy company. The company has been investigated for corruption in the past, but the younger Biden was never implicated in any wrongdoing.

Watch the clip:

https://twitter.com/TrumpPatriotPL/status/1178292510495576064

The Washington Examiner continues:

Levin was quick to point out during his appearance that the president “didn’t do anything illegal.”

“So, you’re okay with the president asking another president to dig up dirt on a candidate, you’re okay with that?” Henry asked.

Levin responded, “Dirt on a candidate? What dirt are you talking about? He didn’t ask for it — are you reading the same …”

The host repeated his question, “Are you okay with a president asking his counterpart — this is a simple yes or no — to dig up dirt on former vice president Joe Biden and his son? Are you okay with that?”

“Your question is not honest,” Levin shot back.

Needless to say, the president did not ask Zelensky to “dig up dirt” on Biden, so Levin was correct, the question was dishonest.  Trump asked Zelensky to look into the allegation, one that then Vice President Biden bragged about, that Biden had threatened to withhold $1 billion in U. S. aid if the prosecutor was not fired.

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1177669563477118976

At the end of the full clip (embedded below), Henry reads the following from the transcript:

“There’s a lot of talk about Biden’s son, that Biden stopped the prosecution and a lot of people want to find out about that so whatever you can do with the Attorney General would be great,” Trump said in the phone call. “Biden went around bragging that he stopped the prosecution so if you can look into it…It sounds horrible to me.”

Levin responds, “I don’t have a problem with that. What’s the problem with that? Do you have a problem with that?”  To which, Henry responds by mumbling that he didn’t say there’s a problem.

President Trump was quite pleased with Levin’s exchange with Henry and tweeted not only his own response but those of many others.  Here’s a sampling:

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1178311095360073729

https://twitter.com/BulldawgDerek/status/1178289322589638659

Watch the whole segment (you won’t be sorry):

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What is this “dirt” of which they all speak?

So far as I can see, when D’rats solicit something on a Republican, it’s “oppo research” and all part of the job (even if the oppo research turns up nothing but fabricated “facts”); but when D’rats claim that an R is doing the same, it suddenly becomes “dirt” and is somehow bad.

    LeftWingLock in reply to tom_swift. | September 29, 2019 at 7:17 pm

    The Ds did it through a couple of third-party cutouts. That makes it oppo research. Trump did it directly and that makes it digging up dirt. Let me know if I can help with any other questions.

      And the democrat’s letter to the Ukrainian PM is….?

      Ok. Challenge accepted.

      Can you go make love to yourself?

      ConradCA in reply to LeftWingLock. | October 1, 2019 at 3:56 pm

      Trump is the senior law enforcement officer in the county and as such part of his job is to help investigate criminals. This is especially crucial because the Obama administration refused to prosecute criminals like Hillary, Susan Rice, etc.

        ConradCA in reply to ConradCA. | October 1, 2019 at 4:11 pm

        Apparently all a criminal has to do to avoid prosecution is to run for President.

        How do the progressive fascists justify Obama et al’s investigation into Trump and Hillary paying foreigners to dig/make up dirt on Trump?

So that’s the talking point. Trump asked Ukraine to dig up dirt on Biden.

It doesn’t matter to the propaganda wing of the left that it’s ridiculous. All that matters is that it can be used to attack.

The first section of the video has Mark speaking uninterrupted from the 0:20 seconds until 4:20. That’s a fair hearing for a political-opinion TV show. And by the way – he said exactly the same thing on his Friday radio show. So he’s already on the record. But the FF show hosts respond as if the points Mark made were a revelation or a bolt from the blue.

Not one of the three hosts truly believes Mark’s analysis is remotely possible. All genuinely think Trump is engaging in illegal activity and that Biden is being unfairly targeted. Any other conclusion is simply not possible for them.

Exposing a democrat’s perfidity is a crime; if it’s not one now, it will be after they get back in power.

Why do I not hear the elected Republicans defending Trump with the facts and passion of Mark?

If I assume that Mark loves this country and believes in truth, what should I believe about the weak Republicans who barely squeak if they make any sound at all? Eunuchs MIA?

I find it curious Biden, the Vice president, bragged about a guide pro quo openly, and not a word is said. Trump asks a out it, and is threatened with impeachment.

In case you haven’t caught on to how FNC supports the official establishment narrative of other news outlets while at the same time pandering to it’s conservative audience, this is a good lesson. Ed Henry is framing the report in the establishment narrative, he’s not reporting on it. The official establishment story line is that Trump is asking for dirt to be found on his potential opponent. Henry is furthering that narrative by simply repeating what everyone else is saying about it. Levin is simply pointing this out to Henry and the audience. This happens over and over again on FNC and I rarely see anyone point it out.

    I thought Levin was going to go with Marisa Tomei’s great line: “That is a bullshit question.”

    Yes, I’ve been saying that for a decade now. This is their format 24/7/365

    Welcome to Fox News where we are fair and balanced. Tonight We are going to share with you the left’s talking point of the day and then we are going to ask our panel if they agree or disagree with the left talking points that we we are going to make sure you hear.

    Tonight we are going to discuss gun deaths and we will never mention a single statistic of how many people escaped harm thanks to our 2nd amendment. Next we will talk about our soldiers being cruel to prisoners in Iraq, but we will never run a story or print a picture of our soldiers digging wells, providing soccer balls.

    Bob, what do you think? Are conservatives really buck-toothed morons who are racist to the core?

FNC has a business model which works for them. They pander to various audiences in various time niches. Most of the reporters that they employ are mainstream establishment reporters. No surprise there. Their pundits are slightly different. With the exception of Levin, most are either Bill Crystal Republican “conservatives” or are libertarians. Hannity and Ingraham come from the Crystal camp, though they seem to have gone rogue(?) for some reason. Carlson is a libertarian. Perino is a Bush Republican and it doesn’t get more Establishment than that. 2/3 of the FBC is establishment as well. While FNC is making money off backing Trump, they will do a 180 if there is more money in opposing him.

The left is pushing revolution, should they keep pushing this meme, there will be a counter revolution.

We are witnessing the type of insanity that brought us to the first Civil War.

The left doesn’t want Crowdstrike to be looked into. That is the real key to this, the Biden story is their cover – the thing they can make noise over, and that is all it is – NOISE.

What is truly horrible is that there are little to none in the news media who are calling the left out. The media really doesn’t exist anymore. It is a show, a farce, built around propaganda. Since Trump was elected they have dropped any pretense of being reporters our “journalists” – which is their name change to justify pushing opinions as if they are facts.

The pretense of this “impeachment inquiry” is to push forcing the President to release whatever documents they say they want. There is no justification for them, it is to tear down everything so they can piece together some accusation to hold a kangaroo court.

Should they do this, I hope all patriotic Americans march on DC. If Nancy and company need to be dragged to the streets and tarred and feathered, so be it. Enough is enough. This isn’t searching for justice. This is a coup disguised as a Constitutional process. It is anything but. IF the left can remove themselves from the law, then we have no law. We are watching the death of this country.

did Trump use the word “dirt”

Tweet quotes appear and then disappear in Google Chrome on macOS. Why?

    gibbie in reply to gibbie. | October 1, 2019 at 11:13 am

    In case anyone has a similar problem with disappearing tweets in LI posts, I found that if I disable Duck Duck Go Site Privacy Protection, the problem goes away.

    However, in order to post this reply to myself, I had to reenable Site Privacy Protection because I was getting an unending stream of accesses from ad sites and was unable to type. Duck Duck Go counted over 2,000.

“So, ED, what’s the problem? What’s the problem, ED?”
And that’s what we call the Mark Levin EdMuzzle/Shuffle. ”

If it had only been quid pro joe biden that engaged in corruption in Ukraine, they would have thrown him under the bus and moved on long ago. But now they are engaged in this blistering “whistleblower” offensive. Begs some questions. The podesta group did a lot of business in Ukraine and had deals with Russia as well (Uranium One of all things). Where are those stories? Mostly buried. When they do come up, the democrats trot out the old “Conspiracy Theory” tactic, or “That’s been debunked!” or “That was looked into and there is no there, there!” The democrats made a lot of money in Ukraine, as well as Russia.

https://www.forbes.com/sites/paulroderickgregory/2017/02/18/no-one-mentions-that-the-russian-trail-leads-to-democratic-lobbyists/#62db47363991

If the Bidens did nothing wrong then there is no dirt to dig up. However, if Joe Biden used his office to shut down an investigation affecting his son, then that is a criminal act worth investigating.

Amazing! Trump has given the NeverTrumpers an issue that allows them to re-join his side without embarrassment or a huge helping of crow pie.

    Barry in reply to elle. | September 30, 2019 at 2:13 pm

    elle, you’re joking, right?

    The remaining neverTrumpers are all democrats masquerading as something else.

Thanksgiving conversation is going to be fun this year.

Me: Soo…you are defending Hunter Biden receiving 1 Billion from the Chinese? Oakey Dokey. Have you heard what the Chinese are doing to their Muslims?

Them: Gun violence, blah virtue signal blah blah. Me: Did you know they are banning knives in the UK? It makes sense when you think about it. Did you know that more people die with vending machines falling on them than die in mass shootings? Vending machine food is bad anyway, so I think we should at least start there. I think swimming pools should be banned and don’t get me started on the personal auto and meat (can you please pass the turkey…thanks). I really think it all needs to be banned for the children, and clearly that sentiment makes me more virtuous than you.

Border: Me: Sorry, it’s all about human trafficking for cheap labor and the sex trade. I don’t think our maids and nannies should have to be raped or risk getting sold into the sexual slavery in order to have an opportunity to work for less than a fair wage. I will just keep coming back to this point except when I talk about the homelessness and the inevitable pandemic that will be the result of so much human suffering on the streets. And why do you think the homeless population increased so dramatically in such a short period of time?

Sigh, I would say it, but I do love my family. Instead I’ll just post it here and fantasize.

    gibbie in reply to elle. | September 30, 2019 at 12:04 pm

    I’m with you. Try “I Love Your, But I Hate Your Politics” by Jeanne Safer.

    Barry in reply to elle. | September 30, 2019 at 2:16 pm

    Yea, best to leave politics out of the conversation. The progs are always unhinged.

      cucha in reply to Barry. | September 30, 2019 at 7:59 pm

      A hardcore Obama bot in my family was dancing like a clown when Obama was re-elected in 2012. I had previously told him Obamacare alone was a good reason to never vote for a Democrat again. He was even imitating that stupid South Korean clown dance the Left used to mock Romney.

      By Thanksgiving just two weeks after the election, he had received the notice from his healthcare insurance provider that he, his wife, and two kids no longer had insurance, thanks to Obamacare.

      He approached me before dinner to talk about how Obamacare royally sc.rewed him. I said “excuse me” and walked to the fridge to get a beer. Aaaah!

Seems to me the only way dirt can be dug up on someone, is if there is dirt to dig up.

They’re not even accusing Trump of asking Ukraine to make up dirt on Biden, but rather to dig up dirt they assume exists.

When the Democrats’ own narrative assumes their guy is dirty, I say we honor their assumption.

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