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‘Fox & Friends’ correspondent Todd Piro reports on the possible impact.
The Chairman of the Senate homeland security committee is demanding information from the General Services Administration about why it Trump the transition documents to the Special Counsel, Robert Mueller turned around the team for its Russia-investigation – something that lawyers for the transition team as “unlawful.”
On Tuesday, the first letter received by Fox News in the U.S. state of Wisconsin sen Ron Johnson, the Republican Chairman of the Committee on Homeland Securty and heads of government Affairs, requested a variety of information from the GSA Director, including a description of the steps noted by the Agency, whether or not it was appropriate, the documents relating to the special counsel ‘ s office.
Johnson asked for the name of the GSA staff, the authorized, the handover of the documents relating to Muller.
“GSA’s alleged actions could stem serious consequences for the President-transitions in the future,” Johnson wrote in the letter. “A future government must be ready to govern on day 1. A threat to the close coordination between the transition and the outgoing administration could create vulnerabilities to governance, readiness and national security.”
Over the weekend, Kory Langhofer, the Council is not said to trump for America, that the GSA “possess or control the records in question” and that the document release could be the violation of the Fourth Amendment. This amendment protects against unreasonable search and seizures.
Trump for America, the nonprofit organization that facilitates the transition between former President Barack Obama and President of the Trump.
The GSA, a government Agency, provided the transition team with office and hosted E-Mail Server.
TRUMP TRANSITION ATTORNEY: MÜLLER IMPROPERLY OBTAINED DOCUMENTS IN RUSSIA PROBE
In his letter to the Agency, Johnson said that the GSA has no “authority” on transition documents. He said that the Presidential Transition Act of 1963, the GSA gave a prominent role in the Transformation, but that it “acts solely as an intermediary of the office premises, supplies and services.”
“The National Archives and Records Administration holds records of the presidential transition team to private records – not Federal or presidential records,” Johnson said. “GSA does not have authority over the transition operation, its employees or its records.”
The lawyer said they discovered the “unauthorized disclosure” by the GSA in Dec. 12 and 13, and concerns in the case of the special counsel ‘ s office.
The records included E-Mails sent and received, the of 13 senior trump card, transition officials. Among the officials, the used transition E-Mail accounts was the former national security Advisor, Michael Flynn, pleaded guilty to one count of making false statements to FBI agents and is in January now, the cooperation with Müller ‘ s investigation.
“GSA’s alleged actions could have serious consequences for the presidential transitions in the future.”
– Wisconsin sen Ron Johnson, Chairman of the Senate homeland security committee
The special counsel’s office said, was to get the “right” process, the E-Mails.
“If we have received E-Mails in the course of our ongoing criminal investigation, we secured the account of the consent of the owner, or the corresponding criminal process,” Peter Carr, a spokesman for the special counsel ‘ s office, told Fox News.
Alex Pappas is a political reporter at FoxNews.com. Follow him on Twitter at @Alex Pappas.
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