A senior Democrat has called for an investigation with The senior White House adviser Ivanka Trump’s for using her personal email account for official government business.
A White House review of Trump’s emails showed that The Adviser used her personal email to correspond with federal government staff, cabinet officials and her assistants throughout 2017.Ethics officials uncovered hundreds of emails sent by a domain Trump shares with her husband Jared Kushner, the Washington Post reported on Monday.
Richard Blumenthal, a Democrat member of the Senate judiciary committee, called on Tuesday for an investigation of Ivanka Trump’s email use, either by the office of government ethics or Congress.
, an act that has been criticized as hypocritical by allies and foes of her father’s administration.
Carol Leonnig and Josh Dawsey at the Washington Post reported on Monday that President Donald Trump’s eldest daughter sent hundreds of emails to aides, Cabinet officials, and her assistant using a private email account she shares with her husband, Jared Kushner. (It was reported last year that Kushner had used a private account to conduct government business as well.) According to the Post, Trump told aides she wasn’t familiar with federal records rules barring such practices. That’s what her representatives told the publication as well.
Peter Mirijanian, a spokesperson for Trump’s attorney and ethics counsel, Abbe Lowell, told the Post that while transitioning into government — but after she was given a White House email account — Trump “sometimes used her personal account, almost always for logistics and scheduling concerning her family.” That took place, he said, “until the White House provided her the same guidance they had given others.”
Mirijanian said Trump has turned over all of her government-related emails already so they can be stored with White House records.
Sources|Washington post- Guardian- Vox