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Thu Jan 11, 2018, 09:58 AM

Trump team: Memo will show transition emails should not have been given to Mueller: report

Source: The Hill




BY BRETT SAMUELS - 01/11/18 09:33 AM EST

A group representing President Trumpís transition team is claiming that a memo from a government agency provides proof that emails were illegally handed over to special counsel Robert Muellerís team, The Associated Press reported Thursday.

The group, Trump for America, claims that the General Services Administration (GSA) sent a memo last summer to Muellerís team that shows the transition team legally owns the thousands of emails, and therefore they shouldnít have been given to the special counselís office. Mueller is leading a criminal investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.

Kory Langhofer, a lawyer for the transition team, told the AP that the group believes the memo was sent last June from the GSA to Mueller. He did not explain how the group became aware of it.

Representatives for the GSA and Muellerís office declined to comment to the news service.

Read more: http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/368470-trump-team-memo-will-show-transition-emails-should-not-have-been

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Reply Trump team: Memo will show transition emails should not have been given to Mueller: report (Original post)
DonViejo Jan 2018 OP
azureblue Jan 2018 #1
shawn703 Jan 2018 #2
Phoenix61 Jan 2018 #6
Iliyah Jan 2018 #3
winstars Jan 2018 #5
Phoenix61 Jan 2018 #4
bitterross Jan 2018 #7
PJMcK Jan 2018 #8
NewJeffCT Jan 2018 #9
BumRushDaShow Jan 2018 #10
byronius Jan 2018 #11

Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 11, 2018, 10:03 AM

1. As is their habit

once again, Trump and his minions are lying, flailing and desperate to avoid the inevitable.

Next Response from Trump:"Hillary made me do it!"

The man is a pathetic self deluded loser.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 11, 2018, 10:10 AM

2. Government systems have a legal notice displayed on them prior to logging in.

Had the transition team bothered to read it, they would have seen that logging into the system implies consent for having communications intercepted and monitored for purposes such as law enforcement and counterintelligence investigations, that the communications using and data stored on the system are not private and subject to monitoring, interception, search and disclosure for any government authorized purpose, and that security measures are in place on the system to protect government interests rather than any personal benefit or privacy.

Itís there every time they log in. Dumbasses.

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Response to shawn703 (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 11, 2018, 10:13 AM

6. +1000 nt

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 11, 2018, 10:10 AM

3. But her e-mails.

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Response to Iliyah (Reply #3)

Thu Jan 11, 2018, 10:13 AM

5. And. its..in...her.basement!!! OMG!!!

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 11, 2018, 10:12 AM

4. So where's the memo?

I want to know what employer provides e-mail that they can't monitor. I think everyone who has ever had a job that required computer access remembers reading in their employee manual that any/all computer activities were subject to monitoring.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 11, 2018, 10:23 AM

7. Even if the memo exists it doesn't mean that it was binding or accurate

Apparently, reading the AP story, the memo was from the Beckler guy that Trump installed at GSA. Just because he sent a memo doesn't mean that he had the authority under law or GSA rules and regulations to do so. An inappropriate act is not made appropriate just because a flunky for them sent a memo.

Sure, in Beckler's opinion in the memo he may have stated exactly what they say he stated. That doesn't make it the get out of jail free card they are thinking it does though. Not to mention, they all had to sign waivers and see the notices about their use being non-private every time they logged in.

Nice try, but I don't think it will matter even if it exists.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 11, 2018, 10:27 AM

8. They're desperate

They know that they were up to their eyeballs with the Russians. They'll use every stunt they can to delay their day of reckoning.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 11, 2018, 10:37 AM

9. WRONG - everybody on the transition team

signed some sort of waiver indicating that they knew their communications were not private. Just because they didn't read the fine print doesn't exempt them.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 11, 2018, 11:04 AM

10. That "memo" was from Drumpf's own appointed GSA guy

who ran interference for them until he passed away over the summer of 2017. This was not something magically in effect during the actual election in 2016 when GSA was headed up by someone in the Obama admin, and when disclaimers were always put up by every agency regarding the use of government computers.

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Response to DonViejo (Original post)

Thu Jan 11, 2018, 01:03 PM

11. Plus, new evidence that Mueller was born in Belgium.

Handwritten eyewitness testimony! No you can't see it.

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