Tuesday, December 19, 2017 by JD Heyes
As special counsel Robert Mueller faces increased scrutiny from Republicans and the White House over conflicts of interest and anti-Trump bias among some of his lawyers and investigators, an attorney for the president’s transition team may be about to drop another problem into his lap.
In a letter sent to House and Senate committees obtained by Fox News, Kory Langhofer, counsel to Trump for America, said he believes that Mueller’s office inappropriately obtained transition documents as part of the ongoing Russia probe, including some confidential and privileged attorney-client communications.
Langhofer alleged that the career staffers at the General Services Administration engaged in “unlawful conduct” when they turned over transition documents to Mueller’s team. Those who are familiar with the case and the allegations say it’s very possible Mueller may have a Fourth Amendment problem, which protects Americans against unreasonable searches and seizures.
In his letter, Langhofer wrote that the GSA “did not own or control the records in question.” Nevertheless, Mueller and his team have “extensively used the materials in question, including portions that are susceptible to claims of privilege.”
Trump for America is a nonprofit group that facilitated the transition between President Obama and President-elect Donald J. Trump. The GSA provided the transition team with office space and hosted the group’s email servers, Fox News reports.
In his letter, Langhofer argued that the alleged improper transfer of materials “impair the ability of future presidential transition teams to candidly discuss policy and internal matters that benefit the country as a whole. He is requesting that Congress “act immediately 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.”
The Trump transition lawyer sent his letter to the House Oversight Committee and the Senate Homeland Security Committee.
What’s been collected: As per Axios, Muller’s team — which is filled with Democrat-supporting investigators and lawyers and a host of other conflicts of interest — has obtained “many tens of thousands of emails” sent by Team Trump during the transition.
The site noted that Trump attorneys figured out that Mueller had the emails based on questions his team was asking witnesses. Mueller obtained emails from 12 accounts and include the Trump team’s political leadership and foreign-policy officials. (Related: OUTRAGE: Lawmakers demand to know how and why anti-Trump FBI agents and prosecutors wound up investigating his campaign.)
Axios reported further:
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,” one source told Axios.
That Mueller even bothered to obtain the emails was confounding to transition team members, mostly because they haven’t impeded Mueller’s investigation in the least.
“They ask us to waive NDAs [nondisclosure agreements] and things like that,” said one source. “We never said ‘no’ to anything.”
If Congress — or a federal court — decides that indeed Mueller’s team improperly (illegally) obtained the emails, then none of the information revealed in them could be used against the president or any member of his team.
Axios said that in one “twist” Trump transition team members went through the trove of emails after the transition and separated out those considered to be privileged. But that didn’t matter in the long run; Mueller and his biased attorneys managed to obtain them anyway.
The bottom line is this: Nothing that Mueller will find or allege eventually will be considered credible, given the incredible bias that exists within his own team and the huge conflict of interest he has.
J.D. Heyes is a senior writer for NaturalNews.com and NewsTarget.com, as well as editor of The National Sentinel.