Monday, December 18, 2017

China's Navy Bets Big On Electromagnetic Railguns For Its Warships And Catapults For Its Aircraft Carriers

Type 055A
The Type 055A, shown here in this fan art, will have integrated electric propulsion, giving it enough electricity to carry energy-intensive railguns.

Popular Science: China is betting big on electromagnetic railguns and catapults

Just as the U.S. Navy is pulling away from the technology.

China has been making under-the-radar advances in railguns and other electromagnetic technologies, a move that's particularly notable considering the U.S. Navy has just recently reduced its efforts developing this kind of technology.

As opposed to gunpowder, railguns use electromagnetic energy to sling out a projectile, which means there's potential for far greater speed and range—the equivalent of a cannon with missile effects. Essentially, a railgun is an electromagnetic-powered cannon that's fires hypersonic shells by applying parallel magnetic fields (or "rails") on the shells

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WNU Editor: To accomplish these goals the Chinese are getting some help from the West .... By Snatching up British Company, China Closes Gap on US Naval Supremacy (Epoch Times).

U.S. Defense Department Hails Afghan Forces’ Battlefield Gains

U.S. Army General John Nicholson speaks with Afghan police special forces after they took part in a military exercise in November.

WNU Editor: U.S. Hails Afghan Forces’ Battlefield Gains, Urges Taliban To Seek Talks With Kabul

The U.S. Defense Department has hailed success on the battlefield by Afghan forces and urged Taliban insurgents to embrace "peace and political legitimacy" through a negotiated settlement with the government in Kabul.

The comments came this week in the Pentagon’s semiannual report to Congress, the first since President Donald Trump on August 21 announced his new strategy for Afghanistan and the South Asia region.

The Pentagon said in the report given to Congress on December 15 that U.S. and Afghan “sources indicate this fighting season has been more successful than the last."

“During this reporting period [June 1, 2017, to November 30], the Taliban was unable to threaten any provincial centers, lost control of key districts, and the ANDSF retained control of all major population centers," it said, referring to the Afghan National Defense and Security Forces.

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WNU Editor: I do not see these gains that the U.S. Defense Department is claiming. On a side note, this is an interesting read .... Embedded in Afghanistan: how Afghan Special Forces fight the Taliban with help from US advisers (ABC 10).

U.S. Special Forces Operated In 149 Countries In 2017.

America’s elite troops were deployed to 149 nations in 2017, according to US Special Operations Command. The map above displays the locations of 132 of those countries; 129 locations (in blue) were supplied by US Special Operations Command; 3 locations (in red)—Syria, Yemen and Somalia—were derived from open-source information. (Nick Turse)

Nick Turse, The Nation: Donald Trump’s First Year Set a Record for Use of Special Operations Forces

Elite commandos deployed to 149 countries in 2017.

“We don’t know exactly where we’re at in the world, militarily, and what we’re doing,” said Senator Lindsey Graham, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, in October. That was in the wake of the combat deaths of four members of the Special Operations forces in the West African nation of Niger. Graham and other senators expressed shock about the deployment, but the global sweep of America’s most elite forces is, at best, an open secret.

Earlier this year before that same Senate committee—though Graham was not in attendance—Gen. Raymond Thomas, the chief of US Special Operations Command (SOCOM), offered some clues about the planetwide reach of America’s most elite troops. “We operate and fight in every corner of the world,” he boasted. “Rather than a mere ‘break-glass-in-case-of-war’ force, we are now proactively engaged across the ‘battle space’ of the Geographic Combatant Commands… providing key integrating and enabling capabilities to support their campaigns and operations.”

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Update: Only Year One: Trump Milestone as US Sends Special Ops to 149 Countries in 2017 (Sputnik)

WNU Editor: 149 countries?!?!?!

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U.S. Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson Hints That U.S. Forces Would Rush Into North Korea If The Kim Jong-Un Regime Was Collapsing

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping before their meeting at the Great Hall of the People on Sept 30, 2017 in Beijing, China. PHOTO: REUTERS

New York Times: A Tillerson Slip Offers a Peek Into Secret Planning on North Korea

WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson let slip last week a few tantalizing details about one of the nation’s most secret military contingency plans: how the United States would try to race inside North Korea to seize its nuclear weapons if it ever saw evidence that Kim Jong-un’s government was collapsing.

For years, American diplomats have been trying to engage their Chinese counterparts in a discussion of this scenario, hoping to avoid a conflict between arriving American Special Forces — who have been practicing this operation for years — and the Chinese military, which would almost certainly pour over the border in a parallel effort.

And for years the Chinese have resisted the conversation, according to several former American officials who tried to engage them in joint planning. The Chinese feared that if news of a conversation leaked, Beijing would be seen as conspiring with the United States over plans for an eventual North Korean collapse, eroding any leverage that Beijing still held over Mr. Kim.

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WNU Editor: Chinese forces would reach these North Korean nuclear sites long before the U.S. does.

Picture Of The Day

Currently only three countries (Russia, the US and China) possess a full-fledged "nuclear triad." The RS-24 Yars intercontinental ballistic missile during the military parade marking the 72nd anniversary of Victory in the 1941-45 Great Patriotic War on Red Square, Moscow. © Sputnik/ Alexander Vilf

WNU Editor: The above picture came from this photo-gallery .... The Backbone of Russia's 'Nuclear Triad': Strategic Missile Forces (Sputnik).

South Korean And U.S. Forces Conduct Joint Exercises For Removing North Korean WMDs

Photo: U.S. Forces Korea Commander Vincent Brooks (center) and South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Jeong Kyeong-doo (right) look at a soldier testing equipment in Seoul last week. Courtesy of U.S. Forces Korea

KBS: S. Korea, US Held Joint Drill to Counter N. Korea's WMDs

South Korea and the United States conducted a joint exercise last week to train in identifying and destroying North Korea's weapons of mass destruction (WMD) such as missiles and nuclear weapons.

According to military authorities on Sunday, the two sides' militaries held the "Warrior Strike" drill at a U.S. military base in Uijeongbu, Gyeonggi Province from last Tuesday and Friday.

During the regular exercise, the allied forces conducted mock operations to locate and eliminate North Korea's WMD facilities.

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More News On South Korean And U.S. Forces Conducting Joint Exercises For Removing North Korean WMDs

South Korea, US conduct exercises for removing North Korean weapons of mass destruction: report -- The Hill
S.Korea, U.S. Practice Destroying N.Korea's WMDs -- Chosun llbo
S. Korean, US forces hold drill for removing North Korea's WMDs -- Korea Herald/Yonhap
US sends HUNDREDS of troops to destroy North Korea's nukes in 'Warrior Strike' mission -- Daily Star
South Korea, US hold training drills to remove North Korea’s WMDs -- Aol.com

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Australian Charged With Brokering North Korea Missile Sales



The Independent: North Korea: Australian man charged with brokering missile deals for secretive communist state

'This man was a loyal agent of North Korea, who believed he was acting to serve some higher patriotic purpose'

A man accused of brokering missile deals with North Korea has been arrested by Australian police.

Chan Han Choi, 59, has been charged with brokering sales and discussing the supply of weapons of mass destruction.

The Australia Federal Police alleged Mr Choi was acting as an economic agent for the Democratic People’s Republic of North Korea and was therefore in breach of United Nations and Australian sanctions.

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More News On An Australian Man Being Charged With Brokering North Korea Missile Sales

Sydney man charged with acting as agent for North Korea -- The Australian
North Korea's Australian 'agent' probably wanted to sell missile secrets to other countries, experts say -- ABC Online
Sydney man charged with brokering North Korea missile sales -- CNBC/AP
N. Korea 'Agent' Charged with WMD Sale Plot in Australia -- Military.com/AFP
North Korea: Australian police charge man for illegal arms deals -- DW

Honduras’ Electoral Court Declares Incumbent President Juan Orlando Hernandez Election Winner

Honduras President and National Party candidate Juan Orlando Hernandez addresses the media at the Presidential House in Tegucigalpa, Honduras December 6, 2017. REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera

DW: Honduras: President Juan Orlando Hernandez declared election winner

The electoral court in Honduras has declared incumbent President Juan Orlando Hernandez as the winner of last month's election. The opposition has claimed electoral fraud.

Incumbent President Juan Orlando Hernandez won last month's contested election by 1.53 percentage points over center-left opposition candidate Salvador Nasralla, Honduras' electoral court said Sunday.

"This means the president elect for the Republic of Honduras for the next four years is Juan Orlando Hernandez Alvarado," said David Matamoros, the head of the electoral court, in a televised address.

Nasralla and his opposition alliance have claimed the November 26 presidential vote was marked by fraud and irregularities.

Nasralla and his ally, former President Manuel Zelaya, called for renewed protests.

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WNU Editor: The opposition believes the election result was fixed, and they are going to protest.

More News On Honduras’ Electoral Court Declaring Incumbent President Juan Orlando Hernandez As The Election Winner

Honduras’ electoral court declares president election winner -- AP
Honduras tribunal says incumbent Hernandez won election -- Reuters
Honduran Court Declares President as Winner of Disputed Election -- Wall Street Journal
Juan Orlando Hernandez Reelected as President of Honduras -- Sputnik International
OAS says 'serious questions' remain over Honduras election -- Business Insider

Former Chilean Leader Sebastian Pinera Returns To The Presidency With A Sweeping Win In Today's Election

Presidential candidate Sebastian Pinera and his wife Cecilia wave to supporters after winning Chile's presidential election, in Santiago, December 17, 2017. REUTERS/Ivan Alvarado

The Telegraph: Former leader of Chile Sebastian Pinera returns to office after beating left-wing opponent

Former Chilean leader Sebastian Pinera on Sunday night became president elect for the second time after comfortably winning an election that was expected to came down to the wire.

Mr Pinera, a conservative billionaire businessman who held office between 2010 and 2014, beat Alejandro Guillier, a journalist turned politician from the centre left.

With more than 90 percent of the vote in, Mr Guillier congratulated his opponent while conceding defeat with 45.4 percent of the vote to Pinera's 54.5 percent.

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WNU Editor: The vote was not even close .... 54.5% vs. 45.4%.



More News On Conservative ex-President Pinera Easily Winning Today's Election In Chile

The Latest: Pinera thanks supporters for win in Chile vote -- AP
Conservative ex-President Pinera easily wins Chile election -- AP
Billionaire Pinera recaptures Chile presidency with resounding win -- Reuters
Chile election: conservative Piñera elected president -- BBC
Sebastián Piñera Wins Chile's Presidential Election -- New York Times
As Latin America turns rightward, Chile returns former President Sebastian Piñera to office -- Los Angeles Times
Billionaire Pinera Sweeps to Victory in Chile Run-Off Election -- Bloomberg

President Putin Calls And Thanks President Trump For CIA Intel That Helped To Prevent A Major Terror Attack In St. Petersburg



TASS: Putin thanks Trump for CIA data that helped prevent terror attack in St. Petersburg

According to the Russian president, the CIA information was enough to expose and detain the criminals

MOSCOW, December 17. /TASS/. Russian President Vladimir Putin has thanked his US counterpart, Donald Trump, for CIA information that helped arrest terrorist who had plotted bomb attacks in St. Petersburg’s Kazan Cathedral and in other crowded places in Russia’s second largest city, the Kremlin press service said on Sunday after a telephone conversation between the two leaders.

"The Russian president thanked his US counterpart for information shared by the US Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) that helped trace, expose and detain a group of terrorists who had plotted explosions in St. Petersburg’s Kazan Cathedral and in other crowded places in that city," the press service said, adding that the conversation was initiated by the Russian side.

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WNU Editor: The take-down of this terror cell was first reported on Friday, but no one was aware of the CIA angle .... ISIS cell planned attacks on Kazan Cathedral & other St. Petersburg landmarks, foiled by FSB (RT). Apparently this terror cell was not only going to set-off multiple explosions, but they were also targeting St. Petersburg’s Kazan Cathedral. Bottom line .... if this terror attack was successful, the casualty rate would have been enormous. It should also be noted that many in the past have been critical on President Trump sharing intel with Russia, especially when it comes to ISIS .... Did President Trump Give Russia The Contents Of A Classified, And Highly Sensitive, Israeli Intelligence Operation? (November 23, 2017). Thankfully .... President Trump has a different point of view. Intel on terror groups should be shared .... the consequences of not cooperating could be dire for everyone involved. On a side note .... someone asked me a few days ago on why do Russians have a positive view towards President Trump .... even with all the problems in current U.S. - Russian relations. This will be one more reason why.



More News On President Putin Calling And Thanking President Trump For The CIA Intel That Helped To Prevent A Major Terror Attack In St. Petersburg

Kremlin on Putin-Trump Talks: CIA Gave Russia Intel That Helped Foil Terror Act -- Sputnik
Trump, Putin Welcome Foiled Terror Attack as Positive Example of Cooperation -- Sputnik
Trump to Putin: US was glad to save many lives in Russia by helping foil major terrorist attack -- RT
U.S. helped thwart major attack in St. Petersburg: U.S., Russia say -- Reuters
Kremlin says Putin thanked Trump for CIA tip on bombings -- AP
Putin thanks Trump for CIA intel that foiled a planned terrorist attack in Russia -- Washington Post
Trump and Putin speak AGAIN as Russian president phones Camp David to thank Trump for CIA tip that prevented St. Petersburg terror attack -- Daily Mail
CIA 'helped foil terrorist attack in Russia' -- Euronews
Putin called Trump to thank CIA for tip on bomb threat -- ABC News
Putin thanks Trump for CIA's help in stopping terror attacks -- CNN
Putin thanks Trump for tip that prevented terror attack -- The Hill
Russia's Vladimir Putin thanks Donald Trump for helping foil terror attack -- DW

This Close Ally Of President Trump Believes His Days Are Numbered

Roger Stone and President Trump

Gabriel Sherman, Vanity Fair: “Nikki Haley Stuck a Knife in His Back”: Roger Stone Is Already Writing the Story of Trump’s Downfall

One of Trump’s closest allies believes the president could be removed from office by disloyal Cabinet members—and he’s writing a book about it.

In the closing days of the Alabama Senate election, Steve Bannon told people that Donald Trump’s political survival depended on Trump supporting Roy Moore. Bannon’s argument, according to those who spoke with him, was that establishment Republicans and Democrats would use Moore’s defeat as a political weapon to force Trump to face the sexual harassment allegations that have dogged him since the 2016 election. Bannon called Alabama Trump’s “firebreak.”

Last night, the flames leapt into the West Wing. Moore’s dramatic loss to Democrat Doug Jones in a state Trump carried by 62 percent is sowing panic among some of Trump’s kitchen Cabinet. “This shows the public is taking the sexual harassment issue seriously. The president has a big problem,” a Republican close to the White House told me. Even before the election, Democrats renewed calls for Trump to resign for his alleged treatment of women. This week, three of Trump’s accusers launched a media tour to elevate the issue. Even a member of Trump’s administration weighed in. U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley said on Face the Nation that Trump’s accusers should be “heard” and “dealt with.”

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Update #1: Roger Stone working on book about Trump's removal from office (The Hill)
Update #2: Roger Stone Is Convinced That Robert Mueller Will Be Donald Trump's Demise (Alert Net)

WNU Editor: It takes a lot to remove a sitting President .... especially a U.S. President. And even if Robert Mueller does produce a report that details President Trump obstructing justice .... many would wonder (like myself) on how can you charge someone for obstructing justice when he did not obstruct you. Bottom line .... Robert Mueller will need a smoking gun to prove his case, and I just do not see that now. As for Roger Stone .... he sees a concerted effort from many in Washington to do all that is necessary to remove President Trump .... and he believes that they will succeed because President Trump will be betrayed by those who are the closest to him. Caesar said "Et tu Brutus", will President trump say the same thing? I guess we will be finding out in the months and years to come.

Top FBI Justice Department Officials Will Be Subpoenaed On Their Investigation Of President Trump

Andrew McCabe, Lisa Page, Peter Strzok, Bruce Ohr, Nellie Ohr

Politico: GOP lawmaker: Top FBI officials will be subpoenaed

A Republican on the House judiciary committee said Saturday he's gotten a commitment from committee chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) to subpoena top officials at the FBI and Justice Department in their ongoing inquiry into claims of bias against President Donald Trump.

Republicans have zeroed in on deputy FBI director Andrew McCabe, top counterintelligence agent Peter Strzok, FBI attorney Lisa Page, former associate deputy attorney general Bruce Ohr and his wife Nellie, who reportedly worked for Fusion GPS, the firm that compiled opposition research on Trump in 2016.

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WNU Editor: This will be the first question that will be asked .... Was the Steele Dossier Used to Obtain a FISA Warrant Against Trump’s Campaign? (Andrew C. McCarthy, NRO).

More News On Reports That Congress Will Be Issuing Subpoenas To FBI And Justice Department Officials On Their Investigation Of President Trump

FBI and Justice Department Officials Might be Probed for Alleged Anti-Trump Bias -- Newsweek
GOP rep says he has assurance FBI, DOJ officials will be subpoenaed -- The Hill
Top FBI And DOJ Officials To Be Subpoenaed: McCabe, Strzok, Page In The Crosshairs -- Zero Hedge

Poll: Robert Mueller And The FBI Are Facing A Crisis In 'Public Confidence'

Robert Mueller. Aaron Bernstein/Reuters

The Hill: Mueller, FBI face crisis in public confidence

Sixty-three percent of polled voters believe that the FBI has been resisting providing information to Congress on the Clinton and Trump investigations. This is a remarkable finding for an agency whose new head said a few days ago that the agency was in fine shape. No, it isn’t.

Fifty-four percent say special counsel Robert Mueller has conflicts of interest that prevent him from doing an unbiased job, also according to this month’s Harvard CAPS-Harris Poll. So, given this finding, the silence from the special counsel on the subject has become downright deafening.

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WNU Editor: This has not been a good two weeks for the Mueller Commission. After the Flynn plea deal the momentum and support was with the Mueller Commission .... I do not see it now. And among those who have been consistent in supporting the investigation .... the media, Democrats, and some Republicans .... a growing shift that this perceived bias may result in the termination of the Commission. I personally believe that the Mueller Commission will continue, and they will go where the investigation will take them. But they are definitely under pressure to produce, and more importantly .... they are under a different spotlight now. The CAPS-Harris poll says that fifty-four percent believe that special counsel Robert Mueller has conflicts of interest that prevent him from doing an unbiased job .... these are numbers that will only become more negative if the current trend of perceived bias continues and evidence of Trump-Russian collusion are not presented and indictments delivered.

More News On Growing Doubts In The Mueller Investigation And In The FBI

DOJ fuels doubts about integrity of Mueller probe -- Politico
Robert Mueller's 'pit bull' is coming under intense scrutiny over perceived anti-Trump bias -- Allan Smith, Business Insider
Republicans are worried about the integrity of Mueller's team. That's overblown. -- Washington Post
Yes, Investigate the Investigators -- NRO Editorial

Should A Special Prosecutor Be Appointed To Probe Anti-Trump Bias In The FBI?

U.S. Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) is sworn in to testify at a Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing to become U.S. attorney general on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S. January 10, 2017. REUTERS/Kevin Lamarque/File Photo

The Hill: Republicans want special prosecutor to probe FBI anti-Trump bias

Republicans pressed the US Justice Department on Wednesday to name a new independent prosecutor to probe alleged bias in the FBI after a top agent's anti-Trump text messages were released to the media.

With Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation increasingly threatening President Donald Trump's inner circle, Republican legislators said the private messages between the agent and a department lawyer, both formerly part of the Mueller team, undermines his investigation's credibility.

They also cited fresh evidence of bias of others in the Justice Department and on Mueller's team, including links to Trump's former Democratic rival Hillary Clinton, as signs that his probe cannot be carried out fairly.

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WNU Editor: Attorney General Sessions is saying no to a special prosecutor, but the questions on bias in the FBI keep on coming .... Sessions Balks At Second Special Counsel: Says Recent FBI Bombshell May Have "Innocent Explanation" (Zero Hedge)

Are Anti-Trump Texts From Former Mueller Team Member A Reason To Be Concern?



CNN: Months-worth of FBI employees' texts dreading Trump victory released to Congress

(CNN)A series of text messages exchanged between top FBI employees referring to then-presidential candidate Donald Trump as an "idiot" and "d*uche," while fearing his potential victory as "terrifying," were released to lawmakers Tuesday evening on Capitol Hill amid increasing demands to see them, according to documents reviewed by CNN.

Earlier this month, reports surfaced that special counsel Robert Mueller had removed Peter Strzok, one of the FBI's top Russian counterintelligence experts, from his team after an internal investigation by the Justice Department's inspector general uncovered politically tinged messages exchanged with FBI lawyer Lisa Page.

Throughout the primary season in 2016, Strzok and Page appeared to dread a Trump victory, according to the messages reviewed by CNN.

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WNU Editor: It has been a week since these text disclosures have been made to the public, and the debate is intensifying. And while I do not think anyone is debating that an investigator can have political opinions .... but wow .... the optics of senior FBI officials discussing in the FBI building on the top floor on what to do with then candidate Donald Trump are beyond horrible. And while some are saying that these texts should never have been released .... DOJ says no wrongdoing in release of FBI agent's texts (Bloomberg), the Department of Justice has ended that argument .... DOJ says no wrongdoing in release of FBI agent's texts (CNN). Not surprising .... some people want answers .... After mysterious 'insurance policy' text, will Justice Department reveal more on FBI agent bounced from Mueller probe? (Byron York, Washington Examiner).

More News On The Anti-Trump Texts From Former Mueller Team Members

In texts, FBI agents on Russia probe called Trump an 'idiot' -- Politico
Ousted FBI agent reportedly referred to Trump as an 'idiot' and disparaged Democratic officials -- Business Insider
DOJ provides Congress with hundreds of texts between ex-Mueller team agent Peter Strzok and alleged mistress Lisa Page -- Washington Examiner
Republicans turn focus to FBI's McCabe over texts on 'insurance' against Trump -- FOX News
Peter Strzok’s ‘Insurance Policy’ -- Stewart Baker, Lawfare
Grassley to DoJ: You’d better explain Strzok’s “insurance policy” against Trump -- Hot Air

President Trump's Lawyers Will Meet With Special Counsel Robert Mueller And Members Of His Team This Week



CNN: Trump lawyers set for key meeting with special counsel next week

(CNN)President Donald Trump's private lawyers are slated to meet with special counsel Robert Mueller and members of his team as soon as next week for what the President's team considers an opportunity to gain a clearer understanding of the next steps in Mueller's probe, according to sources familiar with the matter.

While the lawyers have met with Mueller's team before and might again, the sources believe the upcoming meeting has greater significance because it comes after the completion of interviews of White House personnel requested by the special counsel and after all requested documents have been turned over. Mueller could still request more documents and additional interviews. No request to interview the President or the vice president has been made, sources tell CNN.

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WNU Editor: I expect Robert Mueller and his team will give these lawyers zero information. But a good lawyer will know that there are other dynamics at play .... and how the Mueller team will answer their questions, their body language, tone of voice, etc. .... will give President Trump's lawyers a good indication on where this is all going, specifically on how it will impact their client.

Mueller Investigation Seizes Tens Of Thousands Of Emails From President Trump's Transition Team



Axios: Trump officials demand Mueller return thousands of emails

Officials of President Trump's transition team plan to ask Special Counsel Robert Mueller to return "many tens of thousands" of transition emails they contend were unlawfully provided to him. But the prosecutor's office says emails being used in the investigation were properly obtained.

What's new: A source close to Trump's transition, which still exists as a legal entity so it can shut down what was once a 1,000-person operation, said the transition will send a letter to Mueller informing him that some of the emails are privileged, and asking for their return. The transition says it is willing to provide Mueller with vetted emails.

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WNU Editor: The Mueller team is defending its actions .... Mueller team defends obtaining Trump transition emails (The Hill). As to what is my take .... I am raising an eyebrow .... I recall very clearly that the Mueller Commission was established to investigate events before the election .... so why this? The answer is revealed by Mueller spokesman's explanation to The Hill .... these emails are being used to question witnesses (i.e. search for a process crime), as well as looking for new leads. I am not impressed. This seizure of emails is just making the case for the critics of the Mueller investigation that the Commission has put aside its original mandate and is now on a partisan fishing expedition.

More News On The Mueller Investigation Seizing Tens Of Thousands Of Emails From President Trump's Transition Team

Special counsel obtains thousands of Trump transition emails -- AP
Trump allies say Mueller unlawfully obtained thousands of emails -- Reuters
Trump team claims Russia investigator 'unlawfully' got emails -- AFP
Trump transition lawyer: Mueller improperly obtained documents in Russia probe -- FOX News
Trump lawyer accuses Mueller of improperly obtaining transition emails -- NBC
Donald Trump's transition team says Robert Mueller unlawfully obtained thousands of emails -- ABC News Online
Robert Mueller Obtains Thousands of Trump Transition Emails -- TIME
Donald Trump attacks FBI's 'really disgraceful' handling of Hillary Clinton email probe -- ABC News Online