Robert Mueller has crossed a bright red line.
His all consuming desire to destroy the President has led his team to make the biggest mistake of their lives.
And this one act could shut down his investigation for good.
The lawyer for Trump’s transition organization rocked Washington when he fired off a letter to Congress claiming Mueller illegally obtained documents from the group during his investigation.
Muller obtained thousands of emails from the Government Service Administration – GSA – which hosted the transition group, and Trump’s lawyer is accusing Mueller of collecting emails that violated attorney-client privilege and therefore violates the Fourth Amendment.
Fox News reports:
“A lawyer for the Trump presidential transition team is accusing Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s office of inappropriately obtaining transition documents as part of its Russia probe, including confidential attorney-client communications, privileged communications and thousands of emails without their knowledge.
In a letter obtained by Fox News and sent to House and Senate committees on Saturday, the transition team’s attorney alleges “unlawful conduct” by the career staff at the General Services Administration (GSA) in handing over transition documents to the special counsel’s office.
Kory Langhofer, the counsel to Trump for America (TFA), argues the GSA “did not own or control the records in question” and the release of documents could be a violation of the Fourth Amendment – which protects against unreasonable searches and seizures.
Langhofer wrote in Saturday’s letter that the GSA handed over “tens of thousands of emails” to Mueller’s probe without “any notice” to the transition.
The attorney said they discovered the “unauthorized disclosures” by the GSA on Dec. 12 and 13 and raised concerns with the special counsel’s office. The Associated Press reported that the GSA turned over a flash drive containing tens of thousands of records on Sept. 1 after receiving requests from Mueller’s office in late August.
Those records included emails sent and received by 13 senior Trump transition officials. Among the officials who used transition email accounts was former national security adviser Michael Flynn, who pleaded guilty to a count of making false statements to FBI agents in January and is now cooperating with Mueller’s investigation.”
Trump’s lawyers contend the GSA career staff had no authority to turn over the emails and that it prevented them from scrubbing the emails of privileged information.
George Washington Law professor Jonathan Turley stated this mistake could taint Mueller’s entire investigation.
Trump lawyers claim Mueller obtained privileged email through GSA. If so, it would be a uniquely stupid mistake that could taint the SC investigation. https://t.co/q9sehKuCGb
— Jonathan Turley (@JonathanTurley) December 16, 2017
Robert Mueller’s investigation is corrupt.
It was staffed with agents that critics believe are staging a coup against the Trump administration.
This shady tactic – which very well could be illegal – will only add to the calls for Trump to put an end to this assault on our democracy and end this attempt to nullify the results of the 2016 election.