Special Counsel Robert Mueller has reportedly obtained “many tens of thousands” of private emails from US President Donald Trump’s transition team, as part of the investigation into alleged collusion with Russia.
Mueller is using the trove to confirm existing information and open up new leads in his widening inquiry, according to Axios.
The emails reportedly include conversations about sensitive topics, such as policy planning, potential appointments and the political views of senators involved in the confirmation process.
A lawyer for Trump’s transition team, Kory Langhofer, claimed Mueller has obtained the emails unlawfully.
Langhofer sent a seven-page letter to House and Senate oversight committees, raising potential violations of the Fourth Amendment of the US Constitution, which protects against unlawful search and seizure.
The attorney said the special counsel’s office acquired the records from the General Services…