Hot on the heels of reporting that Mueller had obtained tens of thousands of emails from the Trump transition team, it’s being reported that the transition team is accusing Mueller of improperly obtaining information.
— Fox News (@FoxNews) December 16, 2017
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A lawyer for the Trump presidential transition team is accusing Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s office of inappropriately obtaining transition documents as part of its Russia probe, including confidential attorney-client communications and privileged communications.
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 special counsel’s office did not immediately return a request for comment Saturday.
Whether Mueller’s team acted improperly or not, you can bet this will be used to increase the calls for Trump to fire Mueller, shoot him on Fifth Ave., and end the Russian investigation.
Here’s the earlier story about Mueller obtaining tens of thousands of emails.