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Sweet sweet irony.

Emails.

Emails that the Trump team didn't know Mueller had, because they forgot that the GSA said they wouldn't secure them in matters of law enforcement. That (Ignorance), or they knew and are trying to cover for it with this anti-FBI smear campaign.

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Special counsel Robert Mueller’s office on Sunday defended its work after a lawyer for President Trump’s transition team accused investigators of improperly obtaining thousands of emails from transition officials.

“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,” Peter Carr, a spokesman for the special counsel’s office, said in a statement to The Hill.

Axios reported Saturday that Mueller’s team is now in possession of tens of thousands of emails from the Trump transition team, including messages from Trump’s son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner, as well as other members of the transition’s political leadership and foreign policy team.
Mueller's prosecutors reportedly used the emails to question witnesses, and are also looking to the messages to confirm information and follow new leads.

Axios reported that the special counsel obtained the emails from the General Services Administration, which managed the transition team's email accounts.

But in a letter to several members of Congress, a lawyer for Trump’s transition team, Trump for America (TFA), said that Mueller obtained the emails illegally.

Kory Langhofer accuses the GSA of “unlawfully produc[ing] TFA's private materials, including privileged communications, to the Special Counsel’s Office,” according to Reuters.

Langhofer's letter, which was sent to the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee and the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, calls on the committees "to protect future presidential transitions from having their private records misappropriated by government agencies, particularly in the context of sensitive investigations intersecting with political motives.”

Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election has heated up in recent weeks after Trump's former national security adviser Michael Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his contacts with Russians.

The investigation has also seen Trump’s former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, indicted on multiple charges.

Mueller team defends obtaining Trump transition emails | TheHill
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Sweet sweet irony.

Emails.

Emails that the Trump team didn't know Mueller had, because they forgot that the GSA said they wouldn't secure them in matters of law enforcement. That (Ignorance), or they knew and are trying to cover for it with this anti-FBI smear campaign.
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Was hoping Trump would fire Mueller but looks like he has too much class for that.

Trump Denies ‘Rumor on the Hill’ of Plan to Fire Mueller

https://ww2.kqed.org/news/2017/12/15...-russia-probe/
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Was hoping Trump would fire Mueller but looks like he has too much class for that.

Trump Denies ‘Rumor on the Hill’ of Plan to Fire Mueller

https://ww2.kqed.org/news/2017/12/15...-russia-probe/
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Was hoping Trump would fire Mueller but looks like he has too much class for that.

Trump Denies ‘Rumor on the Hill’ of Plan to Fire Mueller

https://ww2.kqed.org/news/2017/12/15...-russia-probe/
>Trump
>Class

Pick one.

Also him firing Mueller would be a sequel to the Saturday Night Massacre, even his team knows that would be political suicide.

I hope.
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Default Re: Mueller team defends obtaining Trump transition emails

Funny how the slightest of things amuse some people. Mueller's monkeys are no exception. Wait untill they get their asses handed to them, I said.
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Def looks like the 4th Amendment was violated.

Mueller obtains "tens of thousands” of Trump transition emails

Special Counsel Robert Mueller has obtained “many tens of thousands" of Trump transition emails, including emails of Jared Kushner, transition team sources tell Axios.

Trump officials discovered Mueller had the emails when his prosecutors used them as the basis for questions to witnesses, the sources said.

The emails include 12 accounts, one of which contains about 7,000 emails, the sources said.

The accounts include the team's political leadership and the foreign-policy team, the sources said.

Why it matters: 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.

“Mueller is using the emails to confirm things, and get new leads," a transition source told me.

How it happened: The sources say Mueller obtained the emails from the General Services Administration, the government agency that hosted the transition email system, which had addresses ending in “ptt.gov," for Presidential Transition Team.

Taking fight public: Charging "unlawful conduct," Kory Langhofer, counsel for the transition team, wrote in a letter to congressional committees Saturday that "career staff at the General Services Administration ... have unlawfully produced [transition team] private materials, including privileged communications, to the Special Counsel's Office."

The seven-page letter, obtained by Axios, says: "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."

The letter says this was a violation of Fourth Amendment protections against unreasonable search and seizure.

"Additionally, certain portions of the [transition] materials the Special Counsel's Office obtained from the GSA, including materials that are susceptible to privilege claims, have been leaked to the press by unknown persons."

The Special Counsel's office said: "We will decline to comment."

The transition sources said they were surprised about the emails because they have been in touch with Mueller's team and have cooperated.

The twist: The sources say that transition officials assumed that Mueller would come calling, and had sifted through the emails and separated the ones they considered privileged. But the sources said that was for naught, since Mueller has the complete cache from the dozen accounts.

Editor's Note: This story has been updated with details from the Langhofer letter to congressional committees.
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Nope. Not a violation of the 4th amendment.

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In an interview with Buzzfeed News, the GSA deputy counsel, Lenny Loewentritt, said the Trump transition team were told when they were given access to GSA facilities that any material “would not be held back in any law enforcement” situation. “Therefore, no expectation of privacy can be assumed.”

A spokesperson for Mueller told Buzzfeed: “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.”

https://amp.theguardian.com/us-news/...robert-mueller
Mueller's team is doing it by the book, and now that indictments are happening and dirt is being uncovered, the Trump camp is now attempting this poor-ass effort to discredit Mueller and the FBI.

And I remember when they loved these guys too.
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Was hoping Trump would fire Mueller but looks like he has too much class for that.

Trump Denies ‘Rumor on the Hill’ of Plan to Fire Mueller

https://ww2.kqed.org/news/2017/12/15...-russia-probe/
Dammit. I just spewed my coffee all over Paneras. Did you really use Trump and class in the same sentence?
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