About those Trump transition emails

'A weapon of desperation': Trump loyalists are doubling down on a familiar strategy as the Russia probe reaches a boiling point

You’ve likely seen or heard all the uproar this weekend about the news that Bob Mueller has had the Trump transition team emails since September.

Here’s why they’re important: Mueller requested the transition team to turn over their emails. Trumpers did not realize he could check them against the full email record. This means a lot more people may be charged with lying to the FBI.

Even worse? It seems the Trump people had a coverup arrangement with the GSA’s general counsel not to release the emails to Mueller, but their fixer was in the hospital when Mueller requested the emails. (He later died.) He was a lawyer with (wait for it) Rudy Giuliani’s firm!

You see where this is headed, right?

Now, anyone who’s ever worked for the feds (or any large corporation, really) knows work emails on work servers don’t belong to you. They belong to your employer — in this case, the federal government. Mueller didn’t even need a warrant; he just had to make a request.

This is what all the attacks on Mueller last week were about. Look at Fox News:

“Coup In America”? Yeah, that happened a year ago. We’re trying to fix it. Pro tip: You can’t claim executive privilege on an office you didn’t hold yet.

There’s lots more, but you get the idea.

Mueller’s office made a rare comment on the matter:

Clearly, Trump is teeing up to fire Mueller — and GOP leaders are lining up behind them, because some of them are implicated, too. So are Trump’s third-rate lawyers.

Get ready to call, write, or take to the streets. Democracy is going to need us.

4 Responses to About those Trump transition emails

  1. Imhotep December 18, 2017 at 11:23 am #

    Unless you’re part of that 20% of slow learners, mostly white men over 35, you already know that Trump and his entire administration are liars and greedy thieves.

    Trump believes that anyone to the Left of Steve Bannon is a traitor and the Nazis are “fine people.”

    Trump, Bannon, FOX and the rest of the “dead-enders” would love to pull off a coup and turn America into a Fascist/Stalinist state.

    Resist.

  2. dandy December 18, 2017 at 7:22 pm #

    Well, yeah, IM…………….resist! A fine notion, but many people supporting bannon—and there are obviously many more, but shamed to admit it (see the Moore voter turnout by race)—-view the trump/bannon power base as their last great hope to MAGA. The conundrum they face, however, is what to do with all the people who don’t have blue eyes and blond hair?

  3. Lless December 18, 2017 at 8:18 pm #

    We are still staring at baubles and shiny objects. The Trumpsters know how close Mueller is getting to the money trail. When he strikes pay dirt, he will be fired. Then the investigation will leak the real goods about how badly this dolt is bought off.

  4. dandy December 19, 2017 at 12:17 am #

    One last point to make here: with all the bullshit trump and his minions are doing to fuck up the country, where is the outrage? I was raised thinking, and believing, that patriotism was something real. Every morning since elementary school reciting the Pledge was a must-do. I guess we confused that masquerade with love of country—my bad!

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