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Trump allies: Mueller email trove 'unlawful'.

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US President Donald Trump's transition team has accused special counsel Robert Mueller of "unlawfully" gaining access to thousands of private emails as part of a probe into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 election, Deutsche Welle reports.

Special counsel Robert Mueller's team obtained thousands of private emails sent by US President Donald Trump's transition organization, according to reports on Saturday.

The email trove reportedly contained messages from at least 12 high-ranking members of Trump's transition team, but Mueller has been accused of receiving the files improperly.

The transition group's general counsel, Kory Langhofer, sent letters to the Republican chairmen of two congressional committees on Saturday, saying the GSA's actions were an "unauthorized" release of records.

GSA staff members "unlawfully produced TFA's [Trump for America Inc.] private materials, including privileged communications, to the Special Counsel's Office," Langhofer wrote in the letter.

He added that Mueller's office has "extensively used the materials in question, including portions that are susceptible to claims of privilege."

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Date:Dec 17, 2017
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