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Robert Mueller now has thousands of Trump transition emails

Robert Mueller now has thousands of Trump transition emails

A lawyer for the Trump presidential transition team has accused special counsel Robert Mueller of unlawfully obtaining tens of thousands of emails as part of its Russian Federation probe.

Trump for America counsel Kory Langhofer told Senate and House lawmakers in a letter Saturday that a General Services Administration staffer "unlawfully produced" the records for Mueller's Russian Federation probe, according to the memo obtained by Axios and Buzzfeed.

The accusations by Langhofer, representing Trump's transition team, are the latest by Republicans seeking to raise doubts about the credibility of Mueller's investigation, which has already led to charges against Trump's former national security advisor and 3 other people linked to the presidential campaign.

The letter also says a representative of the Special Counsel's Office told transition officials it did not recover any documents from that hardware, but failed "to disclose the critical fact that ... the Special Counsel's office had simultaneously received from the GSA tens of thousands of emails".

Peter Carr, a spokesman for the special counsel's office, said in a statement to Reuters news agency that "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".

Democrats say there is a wide-ranging effort by the presidents allies on Capitol Hill and in some media outlets to discredit Mr Mueller's investigation.

Trump and the White House have repeatedly said that "absolutely no collusion" has taken place nor has been proven by Mueller's investigation.

Mr Langhofer's letter was sent to the US Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs, and the US House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.

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It said the special counsel's office has "extensively used the materials in question, including portions that are susceptible to claims of privilege" without notifying the Trump for America team.

Axios first reported the existence of the emails, and Fox News first reported the transition lawyer's letter.

George Papadopoulos, an adviser during the campaign, also pleaded guilty to making false statements to the Federal Bureau of Investigation in October.

Langhofer wrote that Mueller's office "received from the GSA tens of thousands of emails, including a very significant volume of privileged material", according to a copy of the letter published by Politico.

The emails pertain to 13 senior transition officials and many include national security discussions about possible Trump worldwide aims.

And the transition team was informed that by using government devices, the agency would not hold back records from law enforcement.

Langhofer maintains that although the TFA undertakes "executive or quasi-executive functions ... they are not federal agencies" and therefore their communications are private and some are "privileged".


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