The investigation into President Trump’s alleged collusion with Russian hackers to influence the 2016 Presidential election has been revealed for the witch-hunt that it truly is. Yesterday, it was widely reported on mainstream media that Special Counsel Robert Mueller and his investigators illegally obtained transition documents from the Trump campaign. This move was likely done out of desperation since Special Counsel Robert Mueller and his team of investigators have failed to find any evidence against President Trump. In response to this latest bombshell, President Trump was asked if he intended on firing Robert Mueller and he replied with a definitive “no.” For some Trump supporters this might seem odd, but it is more likely that President Trump is allowing this investigation to dig its own grave.
The documents, which were illegally obtained, include confidential attorney-client communications, confidential emails, and other privileged communications that were accessed without Trump’s lawyers providing consent or knowledge.
The lawyers for President Trump’s transition team sent a letter to the House and Senate in which they described the actions of Special Counsel Robert Mueller and his investigators as “unlawful conduct” specifically referring to the employees at the General Services Administration who provided investigators with these privileged documents and communications.
Kory Langhofer, a lawyer from Trump for America stated that the GSA “did not own or control the records in question” meaning they had no right to hand the documents over. This is a clear violation of the Fourth Amendment which protects against unreasonable searches and seizures. The illegal disclosure occurred on September 1, 2017, when GSA officials handed over a flash drive to Mueller’s investigators. President Trump’s lawyers didn’t find out about this disclosure until December 13, 2017. The assertion that Special Counsel investigators didn’t know that what they were doing was wrong is preposterous, and had President Trump’s lawyers not discovered this treachery, it likely would have continued to be undisclosed.
The records, which were illegally obtained, include emails transmitted between 13 senior members of the Trump transition team who were mostly lawyers, but one of these senior officials was former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, who recently pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI.
Adding to his statement about the misconduct of GSA employees and Mueller’s investigators, Kory Langhofer said, “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.” Even more damaging to the Mueller investigative team, Mr. Langhofer and President Trump’s legal team have discovered some of these illegally obtained documents have been leaked to the press by the Special Counsel investigators.
The GSA had access to all this information from President Trump’s transition team because they provided the team with office space and hosted their email servers. Peter Carr, a spokesman for the Special Counsel’s office refuted that they violated the law by stating, “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.”
The GSA is also fighting back against the claims that they improperly handed information over to Mueller’s investigators. GSA Deputy Counsel Lenny Loewentritt has stated the GSA informed Trump transition team members there should be no expectation of privacy, and that the GSA would hand over any documents or equipment to law enforcement officials if it was ever requested of them. The GSA also claims they told the Special Prosecutor’s office to issue a subpoena and it was the Special Prosecutor’s office who decided to nefariously send a written request. Had a subpoena been issued, it is likely President Trump’s lawyers would have stopped the disclosure of these privileged communications.
Speaking on this latest debacle, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said, “We continue to cooperate fully with the Special Counsel and expect this process to wrap up soon,” hinting that the White House knows this sham of an investigation is on its last legs.
At the beginning of the month it was very astutely reported by Prissy Holly from Freedom Daily that this investigation into President Trump and his team is illegal. “What most people don’t realize is that Robert Mueller special counsel investigation is highly illegal. In order for an investigation to even be launched against the President in the first place, the Department of Justice’s regulations first require a crime to be committed, yet no crime has ever been named in order to even justify the special counsel appointment to even take place.” The only reference to a crime surrounding this investigation is “possible collusion” but this does not meet the Department of Justice standard for investigating the President of the United States.
Special Counsel Robert Mueller has not personally addressed this latest development but it sure does throw a monkey wrench into his waste of taxpayer time and money. He should do the right thing and conclude this investigation and send the political establishment a clear message, that President Trump won the 2016 election fair and square.