Is it a big deal that Special Counsel Robert Mueller illegally took possession of thousands of Trump transition team emails? YES. In what is a clear example of an investigation run amok, Mr. Mueller oversaw an illegal search and seizure of email documents that is a direct violation of the 4th Amendment of the Constitution.
How ironic that the most glaring illegal act of this eighteen-month investigation has been committed by the investigation itself.
Read the following excerpt from Axios.com:
What happened: Axios reported yesterday afternoon that officials of Trump’s Presidential Transition Team, his office for the 73 days between the election and the inauguration, discovered that Mueller had obtained huge caches of emails from the General Services Administration, the government agency that hosted the transition’s “ptt.gov” emails.
What’s at stake: We’re told that the fight involves emails from the accounts of 12 officials, including members of the political leadership and foreign-policy team. One of the accounts alone includes 7,000 emails.
Trump officials discovered Mueller had the emails when his prosecutors used them as the basis for questions to witnesses, the sources said.
Why it matters: The transition emails are said to include sensitive exchanges on matters such as 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.
In short, Mueller has been unable to find anything to confirm, even remotely, there was any collusion by Team Trump with Russia, or obstruction of justice by the Trump White House, so made an illegal grab of tens of thousands of documents in the hope of finding something, anything, to pin on the Trump White House.
The current violation is enough that even Establishment Republicans are admitting Mueller has gone too far. Of course, Democrats and the Mainstream Media would love for Mueller to be fired in order to then paint Trump in Nixonian colors – regardless of whether or not the firing was fully justified.
Some are even suggesting Mueller is purposely crossing the boundaries of his authority so that he will be fired prior to the 2018 Midterms so that firing can be used as political ammunition against POTUS Trump and the Republicans.