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Fri Jun 2, 2017, 03:05 PM

 

Trump's tweets 'a gold mine' for Mueller probe

Source: Politico

The president's running public commentary gives investigators real-time insight into the intent behind his actions and could create problems for him or his aides.

By Darren Samuelsohn

06/02/2017 05:07 AM EDT

President Donald Trumps Twitter feed packed with more than 35,000 time-stamped missives dating to 2009 offers a treasure trove of evidence for Special Counsel Robert Mueller and his growing team of investigators, according to lawyers and veterans of past White House scandals.

Like emails, handwritten notes or transcribed Oval Office conversations, the @realdonaldtrump account gives investigators a detailed timeline of Trumps thoughts and opinions including where they might differ from official accounts and can also be used to establish intent, which can be critical in a criminal investigation.

Trump is not a target of the FBI or congressional probes, but his tweets could all be used by investigators as they seek to establish whether the president and his associates are being truthful in the explanations they give under oath about the nature of contacts between the Trump campaign and Russian officials. Trumps tweets could ultimately cause problems for the people around Trump, including aides who sent messages under Trumps account.

Theyre a gold mine, said Peter Zeidenberg, who served on the Justice Departments special prosecution team during the George W. Bush-era Valerie Plame Wilson investigation and now works as a partner at Arent Fox. They help paint a picture.

Read more: http://www.politico.com/story/2017/06/02/trump-tweets-russia-probes-239040

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Fri Jun 2, 2017, 03:48 PM

1. Hope they are striking gold..

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Sat Jun 3, 2017, 01:44 PM

2. yes, I bet the admins can provide records of all the accounts trump has created from his devices.

cell phone, computers, tablets? Mr. Trump your ISP will turn over all records to authorities. didn't you read the eula?

He said "he never emails" I bet that's a lie too.

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