Ivanka Trump used her personal email to send official government correspondence

Ivanka Trump used her personal email to send official government correspondence

Ivanka Trump used her personal email to send official government correspondence

"We need those documents to ensure that Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner and other officials are complying with federal records laws and there is a complete record of the activities of this Administration", Cummings said.

First daughter Ivanka Trump, who also serves as a top White House adviser, has been accused of sending hundreds of emails about government business from a personal email account a year ago.

Use of a personal account for government business could potentially violate a law requiring preservation of all presidential records.

"They're all in presidential records, there was no hiding".

Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, D-Md., the ranking Democrat on the House Oversight committee, who will likely become the committee's chairman in the next session, told the Washington Post on Tuesday that the committee launched a bipartisan investigation a year ago into White House officials' use of personal email accounts. "Hillary Clinton deleted 33,000 emails, she had a server in the basement, that's the real story".

Politico reported last fall that Kushner was using personal email for government work, and later preserved his records to turn over to government officials.

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President Donald Trump mercilessly criticized his 2016 Democratic rival, Hillary Clinton, for using a private email server, labeling her "Crooked Hillary" and saying she belonged in jail. His supporters still shout "lock her up" at his public rallies. The spokesman, Peter Mirijanian, said no classified information was transmitted in the messages, no emails were deleted and the emails have since been "retained" in conformity with records laws. Retiring Oversight Chairman Trey Gowdy, a South Carolina Republican, sent a letter to White House chief of staff John Kelly on Tuesday asking for more information about Ivanka Trump's personal email use. But Democrats are stepping up their criticism and vow to probe the issue in the House of Representatives. "My main priority as Chairman will be to focus on the issues that impact Americans in their everyday lives".

A White House spokeswoman referred calls to Trump's private lawyer, Abbe Lowell, who did not respond to repeated calls seeking comment.

"They aren't classified like Hillary Clinton".

"The parallels between Ms. Trump's conduct and that of Secretary Clinton are inescapable", Austin Evers, the group's executive director, said in the letter. Ivanka reportedly claimed she had been unaware of some of the rules concerning email.

"While transitioning into government, until the White House provided her the same guidance they had to others who started before she did, Ms. Trump sometimes used her private account - nearly always for logistics and scheduling concerning her family", he noted. "When she entered the government, she was given a government email account for official use".

The scandal came to light when public affairs watchdog American Oversight released emails obtained through Freedom of Information Act requests that showed Mr Trump had used her personal email account hundreds of times to communicate with federal agencies.

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