>> Trump for America Incorporated, an organization established for the President's transition to the White House. Claimed over the weekend that special counsel Robert Muller's team had obtained tens of thousands of emails from the organization unlawfully. In a letter seen by Reuters, a lawyer for the still existing transition group says investigators did not directly request the materials.
And instead obtained them from a separate federal agency called the General Services Administration. Which stored the group's emails. Special Council's office waved off the transition team's complaint. The spokesman said quote, 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.
Democrats say there is a wide ranging effort by the president's allies on Capitol Hill, and in some media outlets to discredit Mueller's investigation. Some Republicans have argued that Mueller is biased against Trump, and should be fired.>> There is absolutely no collusion.>> Whether or not it holds any weight, the Trump team's accusations adds to the growing friction between the president's supporters and Mueller's office.
As it investigates whether Russia interfered in the 2016 election and if Trump or anyone on his team colluded with Moscow. On the transition team were a number of aides who were later caught up in Mueller's investigation. Such as former national security advisor Michael Flynn who pleaded guilty this month to lying to the FBI about his contacts with Russia.