Yesterday the Trump team accused Mueller’s investigation of inappropriately obtaining information from the General Services Administration.
Here’s Mueller’s response:
Mueller spokesman Peter Carr defended the special counsel’s work in a statement issued just past midnight on Sunday, several hours after this story first posted. “When we have obtained emails in the course of our ongoing criminal investigation, we have secured either the account owner’s consent or appropriate criminal process,” he said.
A GSA spokesperson could not be immediately reached for comment.
Here’s more detail about what they’re accusing Mueller of:
Mueller’s office got the records earlier this summer from the General Services Administration, the government agency charged with holding all transition materials, even while it was “aware that the GSA did not own or control the records in question,” Langhofer wrote.
The Trump attorney also argued that Mueller’s office has “extensively used the materials in question” during its investigation even though its prosecutors were aware some of the materials were subject to claims of attorney-client privilege and other protections.
What is interesting is the implication of Mueller having all these emails – Axios indicated that it was a complete surprise to the transition team that he already had the emails. That means they likely interviewed with him without knowing that he knew what was in their emails. And that means there might be a LOT of people who were caught fibbing to the FBI…