Steyn: 'Independent Counsel' Robert Mueller Actually the 'Insider's Insider'
Writer Mark Steyn sounded off on new developments in Robert Mueller's special investigation.
Steyn reacted to reports that the Mueller team improperly acquired documents from President Trump's transition team.
A lawyer for the Trump presidential transition team is accusing Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s office of inappropriately obtaining transition documents as part of its Russia probe, including confidential attorney-client communications, privileged communications and thousands of emails without their knowledge.
In a letter obtained by Fox News and sent to House and Senate committees on Saturday, the transition team’s attorney alleges “unlawful conduct” by the career staff at the General Services Administration (GSA) in handing over transition documents to the special counsel’s office.
Kory Langhofer, the counsel to Trump for America (TFA), argues the GSA “did not own or control the records in question” and the release of documents could be a violation of the Fourth Amendment – which protects against unreasonable searches and seizures.Langhofer wrote in Saturday's letter that the GSA handed over “tens of thousands of emails” to Mueller's probe without "any notice" to the transition.
"Can you just take things?" Tucker Carlson asked.
"Apparently, you can if you're a so-called special counsel," Steyn replied.
Steyn said the presidential transition period was used by the Obama administration and the "permanent bureaucracy" to set up their "destabilization of the incoming administration."
He said there was no reason to seize the incoming administration's confidential communications.
Steyn added that Mueller, a veteran who has been in public service since shortly after serving in Vietnam, is the "last guy on the planet" who should be an independent counsel.
He said Mueller's decades in government service should preclude any notion that he is "independent."
"He's the insider's insider," Steyn said.
Steyn added that because of the trouble the probe has had, through revelations about the new report as well as the political actions of some investigators, neither side is likely to accept whatever verdict Mueller announces.
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