President Trump said Sunday he is not considering firing Special Counsel Robert Mueller in the wake of calls from some Republican allies to shut down the Mueller probe into Russian involvement in the 2016 over allegations of bias by Federal Bureau of Investigation officials.
Arizona-based attorney Kory Langhofer claims Mueller's acquisition of the emails violated attorney-client privilege and the Fourth Amendment, which prohibits unreasonable searches and seizures. Trump has repeatedly denied accusations of collusion with Russia, though Mueller's investigation has found strong evidence of Russian meddling during the campaign and produced four criminal cases.
The anti-Mueller camp raised the stakes on Saturday by charging that Mueller had improperly obtained tens of thousands of emails from as many as a dozen accounts associated with the Trump transition, and investigators had been using information they contained in their investigation.
Langhofer detailed his claims in a seven-page letter sent to Congressional oversight committees over the weekend. Van Grack also declined to identify the 13 transition officials whose materials the special counsel's office had obtained.
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Mr Langhofer said a GSA official appointed by Mr Trump in May had assured the transition in June that any request for records from Mr Mueller's office would be referred to the transition's lawyers. Beckler died in September. Trump campaign adviser George Papadoupolos and former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, both for lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation about their conversations with Russians.
The letter blames the agency's counsel, Lenny Loewentritt, and his "career GSA staff" for turning over thousands of unredacted emails without notifying the transition team.
Ken Nahigian, the Trump transition's executive director and trustee, said in an interview that GSA's decision to share the emails with Mueller's office would have a long-term detrimental effect for future transitions. Officials with Trump for America learned last week that GSA officials had turned over the cache of emails to Mueller's team.
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 co-operating with Mr Mueller's investigation.
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President Trump's legal counsel Ty Cobb says the president is not going to fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller, in response to a "rumor" that Trump will dismiss Mueller this week. "Baloney. This is another attempt to discredit Mueller as his #TrumpRussia probe tightens", Rep. Eric Swalwell, a California Democrat and member of the House Judiciary and Intelligence panels, posted on Twitter.
The letter added that a warrant should have been obtained for such materials, and said it violated the Presidential Transition Act.
Late Saturday, Mueller's spokesman, Peter Carr, said the special counsel's office has followed the law when it has obtained documents during its investigation.
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