Kushner Used Private Email for Government Matters


Jared Kushner, senior White House adviser and son-in-law of President Donald Trump, has occasionally used a private email account for correspondence with fellow administration officials, his lawyer Abbe Lowell, confirmed to CNN on Sunday.

"Fewer than a hundred emails from January through August were either sent to or returned by Mr. Kushner to colleagues in the White House from his personal email account", the lawyer said.

During the 2016 campaign, Donald Trump repeatedly and aggressively attacked Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server while secretary of state.

Per the report, Kushner sent emails and received emails with senior White House officials about subjects such as event planning and media coverage.

That Kushner would have used a private email address for official business, with the knowledge of what his father-in-law was alleging against Clinton, wasn't lost on tweeters, who greeted the Politico story with glee.

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The reason Hillary Clinton's email "scandal" was so ridiculous was mostly because nearly all of the Republicans running for president who had been in executive office had done the same thing, and some much worse, including taking the computers, destroying hard drives, using private internet to conduct campaign work on the taxpayer's time, and more.

Ivanka Trump uses the same domain as Kushner, but Politico reported that there were no indications that she had used it for official business. Lowell said that Kushner was adhering to the government record-keeping requirements by forwarding all emails to his White House account.

Kushner, who spearheaded the Trump campaign's data operation, is now the focus of several investigations into whether the campaign colluded with Russian Federation to tip the 2016 election in Trump's favor.

Trump often led crowds in chants of "Lock her up!" during the campaign and vowed in October she would "be in jail" over the matter if he became president.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation did a long-running investigation into whether Clinton had mishandled classified material by using a non-government email, and many have blamed then-FBI director James Comey for contributing to Clinton's defeat at the hands of Trump by only concluding days before the election that there had been no wrongdoing on her part.