Mark Levin: Clinton colluded with Russia, 'paid for a warrant' to surveil Carter Page

Conservative talk show host Mark Levin late Monday accused Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonDems wonder if Sherrod Brown could be their magic man Pipeline paralysis: The left’s latest fossil fuel obstruction tactic Mueller could turn easy Trump answers into difficult situation MORE of colluding with Russian officials, arguing she "paid for a warrant" to surveil a Trump campaign associate during the 2016 election.

"Hillary Clinton paid for a warrant. That's the easiest way we can put it," Levin told Fox's Sean Hannity on his primetime program. "Hillary Clinton colluded with the Russians. But it appears the FBI at the senior-most levels colluded with the Russians too. Whether it was witting or unwitting it doesn't matter. That's a fact."

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"The American people have been subjected to a massive propaganda and misinformation campaign by the Clinton campaign, by the Obama administration."

The perspective comes after the House Intelligence Committee in an unprecedented move last Friday released a previously classified memo that alleges abuse of government surveillance powers by the Justice Department in obtaining warrants to monitor Carter Page.

Levin, a former chief of staff to attorney general Edwin Meese during the Reagan administration, also argued late Monday in favor of another special counsel and a special commission, adding that Democrats and "the left-wing Praetorian Guard Democrat media" are trying to protect Clinton, former President Obama, former Acting Attorney General Sally YatesSally Caroline YatesThe Hill's Morning Report — Where the Kavanaugh nomination stands Hillicon Valley: 50M affected by Facebook hack | Google CEO to testify on Capitol Hill | Tesla shares slump after SEC sues | House Intel votes to release Russia probe transcripts | Dem holds up passage of key intel bill House Intel votes to release Russia transcripts MORE and former FBI Director James ComeyJames Brien ComeyMueller could turn easy Trump answers into difficult situation Comey invites House Republicans to hold public hearing after news of possible subpoena GOP chairman plans to subpoena Comey, Lynch to testify before next Congress MORE among others.

"Who are they trying to protect? Hillary Clinton. Who else are they trying to protect? Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaFDA tobacco crackdown draws fire from right As Democrats gear up to challenge Trump in 2020, the key political divide will be metropolitan versus rural Trump's take on midterms: ‘Epic' win in Senate, ‘better than other sitting Presidents’ in House MORE," Levin said. "His name never comes up. So let me help everybody with this. Loretta Lynch knew about these [Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act] FISA warrants. [Sally] Yates, the deputy attorney general, the extensions Rod RosensteinRod Jay RosensteinMueller could turn easy Trump answers into difficult situation Attorneys want Supreme Court to determine legality of Whitaker as acting AG Top Dems: DOJ position on Whitaker appointment 'fatally flawed' MORE, now the deputy attorney general. He knew. FBI Director Comey, Deputy Director [Andrew] McCabe, [Peter] Strzok, the head of counterintelligence, [Lisa] Page, his girlfriend. Who else would known about these FISA applications and warrants?"

"Well, let me tell you a little secret: These are counterintelligence efforts. You have to assume the National Security Council and the White House knew. Why would the FBI, Justice Department, keep that from the national security director in the White House? Why would they keep it from the deputy director in the White House?"

Many Democrats lawmakers have largely dismissed the GOP memo, calling it a partisan attempt by House Intelligence Chairman Devin NunesDevin Gerald NunesHeads up, GOP: Elections have consequences Overnight Energy: Trump, California leaders clash over fires | Trump says oil prices should be 'much lower' | Zinke criticizes media coverage | Officials consider new truck pollution rule Trump, California battle over climate and cause of fires MORE (R-Calif.) to distract from special counsel Robert MuellerRobert Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE probe into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russians during the 2016 campaign.

Many Republicans say the FBI abused its power to obtain a FISA warrant to surveil Carter Page — no relation to the FBI lawyer Lisa Page Levin mentioned — for political purposes.

Levin will launch his own Sunday night Fox News program, "Life, Liberty and Levin," later this month.