Robert Ray Quoted in CNBC on Mueller Investigation

“Special counsel Robert Mueller’s team is requesting that witnesses turn in their personal phones to inspect their encrypted messaging programs”

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s team is requesting that witnesses turn in their personal phones to inspect their encrypted messaging programs and potentially view conversations between associates linked to President Donald Trump, sources told CNBC.

…”It’s just more typical for law enforcement to ask for consent for the obvious reason because it’s much easier than applying to a court to get judicial permission,” said Robert Ray, who acted as independent counsel during the Bill Clinton Whitewater investigation.

He added, though, that it’s “not commonplace, but not all that unusual, either,” for prosecutors to seek evidence from witnesses’ phones.