An organisation established for U.S. President Donald Trump’s transition to the White House said on Saturday that the special counsel investigating allegations of Russian meddling in the 2016 election had obtained tens of thousands of emails unlawfully.
Kory Langhofer, counsel to the transition team known as Trump for America, Inc. (TFA), wrote a letter to congressional committees to say Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s team had improperly received the emails from the General Services Administration (GSA), a government agency.
Career staff members at the agency “unlawfully produced TFA’s private materials, including privileged communications, to the Special Counsel’s Office”, according to the letter, a copy of which was seen by Reuters. It said the materials included “tens of thousands of emails”.
Mr. Trump’s transition team used facilities of the GSA, which helps manage the U.S. government…