Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s office inappropriately obtained documents in their Trump/Russia investigation according to Trump’s legal team.
On Saturday, one of President Trump’s lawyers, Kory Langhofer, wrote a letter to the House and Senate Committees. The letter alleges unlawful conduct when the GSA handed over “tens of thousands” of transition emails to the Special Counsel’s office without either party informing attorneys of Trump’s transition team, according to FOX News.
The GSA is the government agency that provided Trump’s transition team with office space and hosted its email servers, according to the Fox report.
The records included emails sent and received by 13 senior Trump transition officials. The transition attorney also says Mueller’s team also illegally obtained laptops, cell phones and at least one iPad from the GSA.
The 2 committees that received the letters were The Senate Homeland Security and House Oversight Committees, and FOX News received copies of the letter after they were sent.
Kory Langhofer, the counsel to Trump for America (TFA), argues the GSA “did not own or control the records in question” and the release of documents could be a violation of the Fourth Amendment – which protects against unreasonable searches and seizures.
The attorney said they discovered the “unauthorized disclosures” by the GSA on Dec. 12 and 13 and raised concerns with the special counsel’s office. The Associated Press reported that the GSA turned over a flash drive containing tens of thousands of records on Sept. 1 after receiving requests from Mueller’s office in late August.
H/T Fox News
As a result, Langhofer said the records obtained were illegally released to the press by unknown individuals and wrote:
“We understand that the special counsel’s office has subsequently made extensive use of the materials it obtained from the GSA, including materials that are susceptible to privilege claims.”
Langhofer requested Congress to “act immediately to protect future presidential transitions’ as such actions carried out by the GSA “impair the ability of future presidential transition teams to candidly discuss policy and internal matters that benefit the country as a whole.”
After hearing of the allegations, the GSA has since deniesd any wrongdoing, saying Mueller’s team issued a warrant for the transition team’s materials and they were following orders.
If Langoffer’s claims pan out to be against the law, it could be even more damaging to Mueller’s investigation, which has already received terrible PR in recent weeks related to Anti-Trump members in both Mueller’s Team and former and current members of the FBI. It could also vindicate President Trump’s claims that there is a “Witch Hunt” against him brought forth by the Deep State.
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