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Did the Mueller investigation acquire Trump transition team emails inappropriately?

Screenshot from Newsy's YouTube video: Trump lawyer accuses Mueller of unlawful seizure

Special prosecutor Robert Mueller and his investigation continue to find themselves embroiled in controversy. Kory Langhofer, a lawyer for President Trump’s transition team, Trump for America, Inc., wrote a letter to the Senate Homeland Security and House Oversight committees accusing the investigation of obtaining thousands of emails improperly from the General Services Administration. The GSA had provided office space and email servers to the Trump transition team. According to Reuters, the letter asks Congress to act immediately “to protect future presidential transitions from having their private records misappropriated by government agencies, particularly in the context of sensitive investigations intersecting with political motives.”

Politico reported on a statement released by Peter Carr, a spokesman for Mueller, that said, “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.” These accusations, made by the transition team’s lawyer, raise a question. Did the Mueller investigation acquire these emails inappropriately?

Newsy video about President Trump’s lawyer accusing Mueller of unlawful seizure:

The Issue

Did the Mueller investigation acquire the emails inappropriately?  Did the GSA have no right to give out that information without the Trump transition team’s consent? Or, was the way they acquired them standard procedure for a prosecutor’s office?

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