Conservative author and radio host Mark Levin blasted the appointment of Russia collusion special counsel Robert Mueller on Tuesday. He argued on Fox News’ “Hannity” that the appointment may have been a violation of the the Appointments Clause of the United States Constitution.
“The appointment of Mueller is utterly unconstitutional for a number of reasons,” he told host Sean Hannity.
“We have in the Constitution something called the Appointments Clause,” Levin explained. “And it applies to principal officers of the executive branch. There’s interior officers, you know, like a chief of staff, an administrative assistant who reports to a principal, then there’s principal officers.
“As an example, every single United States attorney in the United States has to be nominated by the President of the United States and confirmed by the Senate because our founders made clear that they wanted both branches of government involved in appointments of the senior level people,” he continued.
“Here’s the problem. The appointment of Mueller is utterly unconstitutional for a number of reasons. Rod Rosenstein gave him an agenda that is so broad, not a specific individual, not a specific statute, not even a specific matter, and not only was the initial appointment incredibly broad, he keeps expanding it. So this special counsel’s different than past special counsels. He’s more like a roving U.S. attorney. Also, we learned something today that’s absolutely incredible.”
Levin emphasized: “Mr. Mueller is serving unconstitutionally in violation of the Appointments Clause of the Constitution because of the way Rosenstein appointed him, because of expanding his authority, because Mr. Mueller has expanded his own authority with these four now assistant United States attorneys.
“And every defendant in this case, every witness in this case, everybody who receives a subpoena in this case, whatever federal court it is, should raise the issue of the Appointments Clause of the Constitution that Mr. Mueller is conducting himself and his appointment is unconstitutional,” he said.
You can watch the interview below: