Holder calls for protests if Trump fires Mueller

Evarado Alatorre
Diciembre 18, 2017

The seven-page letter, obtained by Axios, says: "We understand that the Special Counsel's Office has subsequently made extensive use of the materials it obtained from the GSA, including materials that are susceptible to privilege claims".

The GSA - which is responsible under law for providing the presidential transition with office space, supplies like phones and laptops, and "ptt.gov" emails - was instructed after the transition had ended and President Trump had taken office to preserve records from the transition in connection with ongoing investigations.

Langhofer claims the production of transition materials to the Special Counsel's Office by GSA violated "GSA's duties to" the Trump campaign, a Presidential Transition Act requirement that "computers or communications services" to the transition team be "secure", and the Fourth Amendment.

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. "There's no collusion whatsoever".

In response, a spokesman for Mueller said the emails were obtained appropriately.

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The president's Democratic foes have sought to characterise the allegations of illegality as an attempt to stymie the probe, which has already led to charges against Trump's former national security advisor Michael Flynn and three other people linked to the presidential campaign. "If removed or meaningfully tampered with, there must be mass, popular, peaceful support of both", tweeted Holder, who served as the top prosecutor in the Obama administration. The American people must be seen and heard - they will ultimately be determinative.

The statement follows revelations of biased text messages sent by Federal Bureau of Investigation agent Peter Strzok who was a top counterintelligence agent working on the case, The Hill reported Saturday.

Mueller is investigating allegations of Russian interference in the last year's USA presidential election and collusion between the Trump campaign and Moscow, Xinhua news agency reported.

Trump has repeatedly denied claims of "collusion" with Russian Federation, and denounced the "witch hunt" against him.

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