Things are headed downhill very fast for Robert Mueller. A lawyer for President Donald Trump’s transition team has accused Mueller of illegally obtaining transition documents as part of his probe into alleged Russian involvement in the 2016 presidential election.
Conservative Tribune reports:
…Langhofer told Fox that the GSA turned over thousands of emails to Mueller’s investigation when it had no legal authority to do so. The GSA “did not own or control the records in question,” Langhofer said.
For the government agency to give them to the investigation team, and for the special counsel’s team to accept them, could constitute a violation of the Fourth Amendment prohibition on unreasonable searches and seizures, Fox News reported.
In a letter Langhofer wrote to House and Senate committees — and obtained by Fox News — the lawyer claimed the special counsel’s investigation had used information it did not have a right to legally.
According to Fox, The Associated Press reported that the GSA had turned over a flash drive after receiving a request from Mueller’s office on Sept. 1. Among those documents were emails written by or to Michael Flynn, the former national security advisor in the Trump White House who has pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI and is now cooperating with Mueller’s investigation.
“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 wrote in the letter to the congressional committees, according to Fox.
Langhofer told Fox News on Saturday that the transition team is closely monitoring any new developments.
Ouch. I guess this is why they’re saying that Mueller won’t even make it to Christmas before he’s gone for good.