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Rep. Gowdy: Courts Should Handle Mueller Complaint

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By    |   Sunday, 17 December 2017 07:42 PM

A complaint from President Donald Trump's transition lawyers about the conduct of special counsel Robert Mueller should be handled by the courts and not by Congress, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Trey Gowdy said, according to a report in Politico on Sunday.

The comments from the South Carolina Republican came after Trump's transition legal team sent a letter to two congressional committees, including Gowdy's, alleging that Mueller had inappropriately received thousands of transition emails that were on government servers and that this discovery would be "useful in discharging your oversight responsibilities, ensuring the integrity of the special counsel's investigation."

Mueller's office denied any wrongdoing, saying that "When we have obtained emails in the course of our ongoing criminal investigation, we have secured either the account owner's consent or appropriate criminal process," The Hill reported.

Gowdy said that the courts should handle the issue because the points raised by Trump's lawyers were "specific legal issues" regarding claims of privileged information, and it is not Congress which should decide such matters.

There has been a campaign by some Republicans in recent weeks to paint the special counsel investigation as biased against the president after it was discovered that Mueller fired a member of his team for sending anti-Trump text messages.

Many Democrats have said these attacks against Mueller are merely attempts to unfairly discredit him in the eyes of the public so that if his probe's findings are unfavorable to the president then Mueller's fairness will be more easily challenged.

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A complaint from President Donald Trump's transition lawyers about the conduct of special counsel Robert Mueller should be handled by the courts and not by Congress, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Trey Gowdy said, according to a report in Politico on Sunday.The...
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