Special Counsel Robert Mueller has obtained thousands of Trump transition emails, which the attorney for the transition team called “unlawful conduct” in a letter Saturday.
Fox News reported that the letter by Kory Langhofer, the counsel to Trump for America, said that the General Service Administration (GSA) gave “tens of thousands” of emails, laptops, cell phones, and at least one iPad to the special counsel’s office.
Langhofer reportedly sent the letter to the House Oversight Committee and the Senate Homeland Security Committee.
The GSA hosted the transition email system, and Langhofer claims he received no notice before the emails were given to Mueller’s investigators.
The Fox News report said the letter argues the GSA does “not own or control the records in question,” and Langhofer claims there are privileged communications contained within the emails.
The special counsel’s office declined to comment.
Trump allies have upped the criticism against Mueller’s probe after recent revelations of bias from investigators. For example, Mueller’s deputy Andrew Weissmann applauded a Justice Department official’s defiance of Trump and reportedly attended Hillary Clinton’s election night party.
Trump’s attorney Ty Cobb told The Daily Caller Saturday that there is no consideration of firing Mueller in the White House.
However, a longtime ally of Trump’s, Roger Stone, thinks the president’s attorneys aren’t up to task.
“The president’s lawyers are sleepwalking their client into the abyss,” Stone told The Wall Street Journal.