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Trump officials demand Mueller return thousands of emails
Axios ^

Posted on 12/17/2017 1:12:09 PM PST by Magnatron

Officials of President Trump's transition team plan to ask Special Counsel Robert Mueller to return "many tens of thousands" of transition emails they contend were unlawfully provided to him. But the prosecutor's office says emails being used in the investigation were properly obtained.

(Excerpt) Read more at axios.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: fbi; jamescomey; muellerinvestigation; muelleroutofcontrol; peterstrzok; robertmueller; trumprussia; trumptransition; trumptransitionemail; whydoyouhateamerica
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Anyone who thinks this isn’t a witch hunt against Trump and not some secret plan to exonerate him needs only to see this quote:

“But Peter Carr, spokesman for the Special Counsel's Office, told Axios early this morning: "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."

1 posted on 12/17/2017 1:12:09 PM PST by Magnatron
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well, then....we all look forward to hearing the explanation of the ‘appropriate criminal process’


2 posted on 12/17/2017 1:15:27 PM PST by Be Careful
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To: Magnatron

I’m sure by now all the MSM creeps have copies of every single email in that batch.


3 posted on 12/17/2017 1:15:36 PM PST by Cementjungle
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What constitutes and owner, being in possession? The owner may not be the ultimate authority.


4 posted on 12/17/2017 1:15:44 PM PST by ImJustAnotherOkie
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Yes. Return the emails and promise not to read them or make copies.

A reasonable demand.

*eyeroll*

5 posted on 12/17/2017 1:15:55 PM PST by bagster (Mama tried to raise me better.)
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To: Magnatron

If the Dems(Obama/Hillary already have them) find any good emails they’ll use them soon


6 posted on 12/17/2017 1:17:17 PM PST by butlerweave
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To: Magnatron

This is a full scale Coup De Tat and Trump better start fighting it like one or we wont have a democracy left for our children. This is madness.


7 posted on 12/17/2017 1:18:10 PM PST by raiderboy ( "...if we have to close down our government, we’re building that wall")
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To: raiderboy

Returning email is a ridiculous concept.


8 posted on 12/17/2017 1:23:32 PM PST by gibsonguy
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To: gibsonguy

If Mueller concedes (or a court determines) that the emails were obtained illegally or by means of fraud, that should be the grounds for dismissing the special prosecutor and investigating him and his gang of Demonicrat thugs for crimes.


9 posted on 12/17/2017 1:27:42 PM PST by Carl Vehse
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To: Magnatron

Nowhere does it say when it happened. Before or after the election? The transition team still exists. Why?


10 posted on 12/17/2017 1:28:31 PM PST by Fungi (Eat a fungus or two today.)
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To: bagster

Before you pat yourself on the back too much, it’s a legal maneuver establishing that Mueller is illegally in possession of them.


11 posted on 12/17/2017 1:28:38 PM PST by DesertRhino (Dog is man's best friend, and moslems hate dogs. Add that up. ... we.)
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To: raiderboy
This is a full scale coup d'état

And the establishment Republican Party is in on it. Think back to when Tea Party candidates started running for office and the horrible treatment they received from the status quo.

The way I look at it is the nation is going down if President Trump can't drain the swamp. He needs to surround himself with people who understand the urgency. First step, get rid of Jared and Ivanka. They're clueless about what's going on. Second stem, Get some clear-thinking Deplorables in there who've been with him from day one, perhaps now serving in local or state government.

12 posted on 12/17/2017 1:29:31 PM PST by grania (Deplorable and Proud of It!)
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Return what you have stolen from me!
13 posted on 12/17/2017 1:33:36 PM PST by Berlin_Freeper (Happy Nobama)
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To: ImJustAnotherOkie
What constitutes and owner, being in possession? The owner may not be the ultimate authority.

If these were government-owned laptops, iPads, phones, etc. as well as government-issued email accounts, there was no expectation of ownership or privacy, regardless of what somebody may have said.

Only a complete moron would think that a .GOV email address would never be checked in the future. It used to be, when you sign into those systems, there were disclaimers saying that you have no expectation of privacy, and I'd be willing to bet that they haven't changed all that much.

I was in the military when email became a lot more mainstream among both the military and civilian parts of the government, and some of the disclaimers were borderline ridiculous when you logged into those systems, but every one of them made it abundantly clear that you had no expectation of privacy.

There is a reason why Hillary preferred private email servers.
14 posted on 12/17/2017 1:37:21 PM PST by af_vet_rr
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Anyone that reads this must realize that the emails were taken illegally and that the investigation must stop.

https://graphics.axios.com/pdf/letter-to-congressional-committees.pdf?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=sendto_newslettertest&stream=top-stories


15 posted on 12/17/2017 1:38:23 PM PST by BushCountry (thinks he needs a gal whose name doesn't end in ".jpg")
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To: Magnatron
Denise Turner Roth was Acting Director of GSA at the time the emails were handed over to Mueller. She served from 08/07/15 - 01/20/2017, having been nominated by Obama. Looks like she's the one who needs to be questioned about this. She was in charge, and owns the illegal turnover.

Roth Confirmed as GSA Head

16 posted on 12/17/2017 1:38:23 PM PST by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: gibsonguy

Returning email is a ridiculous concept

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It’s not about returning the emails...it is about calling out Meuller in the most public way possible.....he can’t defend himself against this angle of attack


17 posted on 12/17/2017 1:39:34 PM PST by Be Careful
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To: af_vet_rr

Read the pdf that I posted. Every word you posted was wrong. They had been promised privacy within the law, Meuller took the emails when the person responsible for protecting the documents was hospitalized. He also knew there was privileged information and did nothing to protect it by law. There is immediate grounds to disbar him.


18 posted on 12/17/2017 1:46:46 PM PST by BushCountry (thinks he needs a gal whose name doesn't end in ".jpg")
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To: grania

I largely agree with you. I am not impressed with the political acumen of his kids. I dont want them running government. He is doing a good job but he must shed himself of naivety and start getting tougher— much tougher. Fire Sessions for starters.


20 posted on 12/17/2017 1:47:45 PM PST by raiderboy ( "...if we have to close down our government, we’re building that wall")
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