Kory Langhofer, a lawyer for President Donald Trump’s transition team is accusing special counsel Robert Mueller of unlawfully obtaining tens of thousands of private emails during its investigation into Russian meddling in last year’s presidential election. I have a close friend who has been a constitutional lawyer for more than 30 years. He and I had a long conversation about this issue this morning, and it seems that the Trump team is wrong. My friend backed up his claims by quoting specific statutes that I do not have on hand, but according to him, nothing untoward took place in the attainment of those emails, and it’s going to be simple for Mueller to justify obtaining them.
Mueller followed the letter of the law. Therefore, the Trump/FOX panic is yet another of the ridiculous attempted distractions that they’re so fond of. At this point, only that tiny 32% of remaining Trump followers, the majority of which are uneducated, are buying it.
Among the materials obtained by Mr. Mueller were emails, laptops and cellphones for nine members of Mr. Trump’s transition team who worked on national security and policy matters. Here is a copy of the letter itself, and if you read it thoroughly, I think you’ll find an interesting reveal at the end: CLICK HERE
Mr. Mueller’s investigators have used the documents during interviews with transition team officials when questioning them about calls between Trump’s former national security adviser, Michael T. Flynn, and the Russian ambassador in which they discussed American sanctions….only while they were being interviewed, they were unaware of the fact that Mueller was in possession of, and that he had already reviewed the emails.
Earlier in 2017, Trump appointed the top attorney at the office responsible for providing all the electronics and email accounts the Trump transition team used. That attorney was Richard Backler. This guy was a white collar criminal defense lawyer prior to his appointment. He aided rich criminals in beating Federal convictions for the firm of…..are you ready?….Bracewell and GIULIANI!!!
Anyway….so Trump appointed Backler, who assured Trump that he would not allow his organization (the GSA) to provide any of their emails to investigators. Only problem was that Backler got sick and subsequently died. Therefore, until Mueller’s team began asking Trump aides about the emails, they had no idea that he (Mueller) even had them, because they believed that Trump’s dirty guy on the inside was running interference for them. Think about that one for a second.
Trump and his flunkies thought their friend at the GSA had LITERALLY locked their emails away in a vault somewhere, that only he had access to. They were wrong. As a result, everyone from the Trump team that was interviewed, had a false sense of security thinking Mueller didn’t know what he already knew. They thought he was fishing, and answered accordingly. They had no idea he was actually reeling them in.
Now, imagine the freakout that must have occurred in Trumptopia when they realized their cleanup person hadn’t actually erased the fingerprints at the crime scene! EVERYTHING they believed they’d buried was already in Mueller’s possession in writing!
The entire Trump orbit just realized that Mueller has a trove that entirely hangs them out to dry, AND brings them down for obstruction and lying to investigators! In other words, Trump appointed a Giuliani shill to protect him from Mueller, and then the guy died just as Mueller was honing in on him. (Trump) Trust must be losing his mind….what little of it is left……and Jared Kushner must be in even more of a panic, because Trump’s transition told its team members that the emails were privately recorded, and they though they would be promptly destroyed right after the inauguration, but Flynn was already being investigated by the FBI before Trump even hired him.
“Oh, what a tangled web we weave, when first we practice to deceive.” Trump, the President with the highest disapproval rate of any President in the history of America, is in deep trouble at this point. Let’s see how it all unfolds.