The House Oversight Committee does not see a role for themselves in looking into how the Special Counsel’s team acquired the President Trump transition documents. I guess that the potato was too hot for them to handle. They told the Trump team that they should take it to court.
There is a great big attorney-client privilege issue at stake here. Not to speak of the way each new President transitions the office of President into control by the new President. Robert Mueller does not think that the Special Counsel team has done anything inappropriate.
As Written By Joseph Weber for Fox News:
The House Oversight Committee said Sunday that it will not fulfill a request this weekend by a lawyer for the Trump presidential transition team to look into whether Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s office inappropriately obtained transition documents as part of its Russia probe, saying the matter should be decided by the courts.
A committee spokeswoman told Fox News that the key issues raised in the request — and included in a letter received from attorney Kory Langhofer — should be “decided by the court . . . not Congress.”
“The central issues raised are fact-specific legal issues which involve issues of privilege, waiver … standing to assert claims of privacy, expectations of privacy and the reasonableness thereof, third-party consent … among other issues,” the spokeswoman said.
Despite declining the request, the House committee acknowledged the request “raises issues on how to improve subsequent transitions and therefore “takes the letter under advisement.”……
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