Special Counsel Robert Mueller and his team have come into possession of a flash drive containing 200,000 files from General Services Administration servers that were generated during Trump’s transition and that include the emails of 13 senior Trump officials.
The GSA manages the basic functions of government from negotiating bulk buying agreements to the IT equipment the government.
During the transition the GSA provided President-elect Trump’s transition team with office space including “furniture, furnishings, office machines and equipment and office supplies,” and also “hosted their email services.
To protect transition team members, transition team attorney, Kory Langhofer, entered into an agreement with GSA General Counsel Richard Beckler that Langhofer says “acknowledged unequivocally to (the transition team’s) legal counsel, in the presence of Mr. Loewentritt, that (the transition) owned and controlled the PTT emails and data pursuant to the Presidential Transition Act and that the GSA had no right to access or control the records but was simply serving as (the team’s) records custodian.”
In August of this year Beckler was hospitalized and could no longer fulfill his responsibilities at General Counsel. Loewentritt assumed that position and on September 1st he authorized the documents be turned over the special counsel who by then had grown so desperate to find something on President Trump that they were willing to circumvent all laws governing the procurement of evidence.
This Saturday realizing what had happened, Trump’s Presidential Transition Team attorney, Langhofer wrote to both the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs and the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform that Beckler had “assured legal counsel” that “any requests for the production of PTT records would therefore be routed to legal counsel” (for the transition.)
Langhofer says that Beckler “assured legal counsel” that “any requests for the production of PTT records would therefore be routed to legal counsel (for the transition.)
According to a report by Fox News John Roberts and Alex Pappas, Loewentritt now denies any such assurances were made:
“In an interview with BuzzFeed News Saturday evening, GSA Deputy Counsel Lenny Loewentritt denied Langhofer’s claim that then-GSA General Counsel Richard Beckler had promised that any requests for transition team records would be “routed to legal counsel for [Trump for America].”
“’Beckler never made that commitment’” said Loewentritt, who added that transition team members were warned that information ‘would not be held back in any law enforcement’ investigation and that ‘no expectation of privacy can be assumed.’ (Longhofer’s letter notes that Beckler “was hospitalized and incapacitated in August.” He died the following month.)”
Loewentritt claimed that he requested a warrant or a subpoena from the office of the special counsel for the transition materials but Mueller’s office denies ever issuing one.
Had Loewentritt received a subpoena for those records he had an obligation to notify the Trump transition team triggering a 10-day hold giving the transition team a chance to respond. Neither Loewentritt nor anyone else from the GSA’s legal division did.
That provision is fundamental to our Fourth Amendment protections.
The claim that a warrant or subpoena was issued when one wasn’t is no small issue and goes to the heart of how seriously the Marxist ideologues that Obama left behind are willing to subvert the legal underpinnings of our Rule of Law to protect their march to a one world government.
Compare the laws that Obama’s Marxist appointees have broken to protect the former president’s chosen successor, Hillary Clinton, and those same laws they have alternatively subverted in the attempt to bring down President Trump both during the run up to the election, during the transition, and now after.
Most glaringly Obama appointees allowed Hillary’s attorneys ample time to review and destroy incriminatory emails that, at the time, were under subpoena by Congress. Trump’s team weren’t even made aware that the GSA had broken their custodial responsibility.
Despite the mainstream media’s reflexive outrage against Trump following every claim he has made about the corruption in Washington he has been proven right. I don’t expect him, or Langhofer, to be wrong now.
Ample proof has been established that Obama turned the IRS and Department of Justice into weapons aimed at American patriots. Now we have evidence that he did the same at the GSA.
We know this isn’t the extent of Obama’s holdovers’ commitment to protecting the advancements the Global Elite that the ex-president helped them make in infiltrating every agency and institution of our government.
This morning the lead story in Bloomberg’s political section features this headline: “Washington Bureaucrats Are Chipping Away at Trump’s Agenda.” The sub headline: “Across the government, career staffers are quietly finding ways to continue old policies, sometimes just by renaming a project.”
President Trump is proving to be the steel-spine champion the common folk hoped for when he promised to defend our interests. Obama’s minions figured Trump would’ve been gone by now, either because they’d have found something in his past to impeach him over or because he’d have wilted under their attacks.
The Deep State plants that Obama put in place, and who still take orders from him, have failed on both fronts. Now President Trump is on the verge of fulfilling his most important campaign promise; Trump is set to “Drain the Swamp.”