Democrats urge inquiry of Ivanka Trump's private email account

Lester Mason
November 21, 2018

Ms. Trump also stopped using her personal address when she was informed her private email couldn't be used for government communication, the administration official told CBS News.

"Did Ivanka Trump turn over all of her emails for preservation as required by law?" Veteran Democratic strategist Paul Begala expressed shock that she would be so careless.

"They aren't classified like Hillary Clinton".

The news was reported by the Washington Post on November 19 and the Twittersphere is chanting "lock her up" towards Ivanka, a call that is still used by Hillary's enemies over her 2016 private e-mail server scandal.

"Morning Joe" hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski cut to the chase in dissecting White House adviser Ivanka Trump's reported use of personal email for government business. Of those, only one - a spokesman for Rep. Susan Brooks, R-Ind. - replied: "No comment".

The group's executive director, Austin Evers, said in a statement: "The President's family is not above the law". "Ms Trump sometimes used her private account, nearly always for logistics and scheduling concerning her family", said the spokesman, Peter Mirijanian.

The 33,000 emails Clinton deleted were personal in nature.

VEGA: According to The Washington Post, the first daughter and senior advisor to the president used a personal account previous year to send hundreds of emails, many of them in violation of federal records rules.

When she joined the White House, Trump pledged to comply "with all ethics rules". Now, people on Twitter are calling to "lock her up".


Trump's usage of a private email account will bring comparisons to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, whose usage of a private email server instead of a government email account during her time in office was a central part of President Donald Trump's campaign against her in 2016. "There should be some kind of investigative effort whether it's through the Office of Government Ethics or Congress".

Ivanka and husband Jared Kushner's private email accounts were scrutinized after earlier reports suggested Kushner had corresponded with White House officials, prompting congressional investigators to request a retainment of the emails. "Thanks for reaching out and making this introduction". "They weren't deleted like Hillary Clinton", the President said Tuesday.

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"There's no way that she had no knowledge of the rules, but really there's a larger story here which is the mixing of public and private, as with her clothing brand and her public position", said Blumenthal. Her use of private email address for internal messages was discovered soon after.

"Cue the chant?" tweeted Rep. Joyce Beatty, D-Ohio, in a nod to Trump supporters' frequent cries of "Lock her up!" at the president's rallies.

While there is nothing yet to indicate that any of Ivanka's emails came close to compromising national security, the optics certainly are not great for the White House. Dana Perino said "none of this is fair", but it's easy to see why Trump critics would jump on this. There had to be a reason why she was doing it.

One senior federal official aware of the situation described Trump as the "worst offender in the White House".

The shameless hypocrisy of these people never ceases to amaze me.

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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