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US Special Counsel Defends Collection of Trump Transition Emails

U.S. special counsel Robert Mueller is defending the legality of the collection of tens of thousands of emails from Donald Trump’s presidential transition team, even though Trump officials only learned last week that a government agency had turned over the emails months ago. The emails in question came from the computers of 13 senior Trump transition officials and cover the period from the time Trump was elected in early November 2016 to when he took office Jan. 20, 2017. The messages include discussions about national security and Trump’s possible initial…

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