We’re now learning that first daughter and advisor to the president, Ivanka Trump, had, for months, been using her personal email for government work.
Ivanka Trump is being criticized for doing something her father, President Donald Trump, heavily criticized Hillary Clinton for doing. Using a private email to communicate about government business.
“Crooked Hillary Clinton, bleached and deleted 33,000 emails.”
The Washington Post reports that last year, Ivanka sent hundreds of emails to the White House aides, cabinet members, and her assistants, discussing government business, many in violation of public records rules.
Overnight, Ivanka’s legal team released a statement saying, “while transitioning into government, Ms. Trump sometimes used her private account, almost always for logistics and scheduling concerning her family”.
But, many are drawing parallels to the 2016 campaign and calling it hypocritical.
Then Candidate Trump criticized his rival, Hillary Clinton, for using a private email server during her time as Secretary of State, leading to chants of ‘lock her up’. “She routinely sent classified emails on an insecure, private server that could be easily hacked by hostile foreign agents.”
The FBI determined Clinton should not face criminal charges. But, Ivanka’s defense team says, “she did not create a private server in her house or office, there was never classified information transmitted, the account was never transferred or housed at Trump organization, no emails were ever deleted”.
White House Economic Advisor, Larry Kudlow, was asked today about Ivanka’s emails. “I think the world of Ivanka Trump. Brilliant woman.”
The post also includes a denial from Ivanka, reportedly saying she told White House lawyers she didn’t know she was breaking any email rules. That’s the same explanation Hillary Clinton gave as well.