Robert Mueller’s investigation obtained a trove of Trump transition team emails. Only one problem: there was no warrant. From Tyler Durden at zerohedge.com:
Over the weekend, reports surfaced that Special Counsel Robert Mueller may have inappropriately taken possession of “many tens of thousands” of emails from the Trump transition team, obtained through the General Services Administration – the government agency responsible for hosting the transition email system which used a “ptt.gov” address, without getting the necessary search warrants and/or subpoenas.
The trove of documents, which, according to Axios, included sensitive emails to and from Trump son-in-law and top advisor Jared Kushner, comprise 12 email accounts – one of which reportedly contains around 7,000 emails.
The transition emails are said to include sensitive exchanges on matters that include potential appointments, gossip about the views of particular senators involved in the confirmation process, speculation about vulnerabilities of Trump nominees, strategizing about press statements, and policy planning on everything from war to taxes.
Not surprisingly, Trump transition team lawyer Kory Langhofer said the Special Counsel obtained the documents through “unlawful conduct” by career staff at the General Services Administration…whom one can only imagine had their own personal axe to grind.
In a letter obtained by Fox News and sent to House and Senate committees on Saturday, the transition team’s attorney alleges “unlawful conduct” by the career staff at the General Services Administration in handing over transition documents to the special counsel’s office.
Kory Langhofer, the counsel to Trump for America, wrote in the letter that the special counsel’s office is aware that the GSA “did not own or control the records in question.”
But, Langhofer says, Mueller’s team has “extensively used the materials in question, including portions that are susceptible to claims of privilege.”
The Trump transition team lawyer argued the actions “impair the ability of future presidential transition teams to candidly discuss policy and internal matters that benefit the country as a whole.”