Skip to comments.Scoop: Mueller obtains "tens of thousands” of Trump transition emails
Posted on 12/16/2017 1:10:32 PM PST by Pinkbell
Special Counsel Robert Mueller has obtained many tens of thousands of Trump transition emails, including sensitive emails of Jared Kushner, transition team sources tell Axios.
Trump officials discovered Mueller had the emails when his prosecutors used them as the basis for questions to witnesses, the sources said.
The emails include 12 accounts, one of which contains about 7,000 emails, the sources said.
The accounts include the team's political leadership and the foreign-policy team, the sources said.
Why it matters: The transition emails are said to include sensitive exchanges on matters that include potential appointments, gossip about the views of particular senators involved in the confirmation process, speculation about vulnerabilities of Trump nominees, strategizing about press statements, and policy planning on everything from war to taxes.
Mueller is using the emails to confirm things, and get new leads, a transition source told me.
How it happened: The sources say Mueller obtained the emails from the General Services Administration, the government agency that hosted the transition email system, which had addresses ending in ptt.gov, for Presidential Transition Team.
Axios has asked the Special Counsels Office for comment and will update this story with the response.
The transition sources said they were surprised about the emails because they have been in touch with Muellers team and have cooperated.
They ask us to waive NDAs [nondisclosure agreements] and things like that, a second source said. We have never said no to anything.
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Guess what the PDS has Mueller’ s emails going back to when he was at the FBI and a whole lot more.
I thought this was about collusion with Russia to elect Trump, and not collusion with Russia during the transition, which of course occurs after one is already elected.
What a bunch of horsecrap.
Sounds like a request that would/should have been made on the first day.
During transition those communications are normal and by definition didn’t impact the election.
Reliance on them proves the need to shut down the bogus investigation.
Of course you are correct but as we all know, this is a fishing expedition that is looking for something, anything, that can produce charges against a Trump administration official.
For what purpose?
He’s gone everywhere else, and found nothing.
What foundation did he use to get this permission from a judge?
Wait until the Tax Cut Bill is signed. Then President Trump can shake up the Deep State as much as he wants.
Is there suddenly no such thing as Executive Privilege anymore? How does muller get a court order to access executive communications after the election? We really have gone down the rabbit hole.
Sure is funny that they have NO PROBLEM supplying TRUMP’s TEAM EMAILS, but ask them for Hillary’s and....
Im sorry but djt appears to be a huuuuuuuuuge fool allowing this farce investigation to drag on. Please dont tell me all this anti- trump business is just a ruse and its realky gonna put HilLIARy sorozNazi obammy et al in Guantanamo or sing sing. I hope thats correct but seeing will be believing and meanwhile it looks very anti-trump directed - and mucho signs of bias too I still think djt should just shut it down Now. And replace it with a real investigation of what we needed in the first place - exposing the sorozNazi HilLIARy obammie Debbie the washerwoman and all their illegal money from foreign Muslim dictatorships in the last election. Lets clean up Washington
Too bad Strzok is no longer there to go through them in an hour or two...
Evidently political activity by non-Democrats is illegal.
Now I suppose all of these transition team communications are available for leaking to the democrat media.
So the DNC seizes the emails of their opponents.
John Wilkes Mueller gets to continue his political terrorism operation against the opposing party.
Psst. Mueller heres an idea. Just having your own private server is a felony. Psst. look at the Clinton Foundation. Look at your own involvement in Uranium 1, what with being a courier and all. Get on it.
I repeat myself....hey Jeff Sessions WAKE UP !!!
If it was “ptt”, how can there be proof of collusion? Trump hadn’t won, and Clinton hadn’t won. Were they allowing BOTH to use the email BEFORE the election?
The Deep State Swamp Creatures (DSSC) will leak these emails when the timing is right for 2018 and 2O20 election cycles.
Just now, Fox News was reporting that the Trump Transition Team was alleging that this action violated the Fourth Amendment and general attorney/client privilege. Also, it risks national security.
God, what is it with Sessions???
How can President Trump abide by his continued ineptitude???
Yesterday, at the FBI graduation, the two sat next to each other and it just makes me scream!!!
I wish that there were some politically viable way that President Trump could FIRE MUELLER’S A**!!!
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