This is actually not news. We’ve heard about Ivanka’s private, personal email account before, back in the fall of 2017. Ivanka has been using a private, personal email account for White House business this whole time, for two years. She conducts all of her business through personal accounts, it would seem, from emailing her nannies to contacting cabinet members and more. The Washington Post had the exclusive this time:
Ivanka Trump sent hundreds of emails last year to White House aides, Cabinet officials and her assistants using a personal account, many of them in violation of federal records rules, according to people familiar with a White House examination of her correspondence.
White House ethics officials learned of Trump’s repeated use of personal email when reviewing emails gathered last fall by five Cabinet agencies to respond to a public records lawsuit. That review revealed that throughout much of 2017, she often discussed or relayed official White House business using a private email account with a domain that she shares with her husband, Jared Kushner.
The discovery alarmed some advisers to President Trump, who feared that his daughter’s practices bore similarities to the personal email use of Hillary Clinton, an issue he made a focus of his 2016 campaign. He attacked his Democratic challenger as untrustworthy and dubbed her “Crooked Hillary” for using a personal email account as secretary of state.
Some aides were startled by the volume of Ivanka Trump’s personal emails — and taken aback by her response when questioned about the practice. She said she was not familiar with some details of the rules, according to people with knowledge of her reaction. The White House referred requests for comment to Ivanka Trump’s attorney and ethics counsel, Abbe Lowell.
In a statement, Peter Mirijanian, a spokesman for Lowell, acknowledged that the president’s daughter occasionally used her private email before she was briefed on the rules, but he said none of her messages contained classified information.
“She said she was not familiar with some details of the rules.” Ignorance is not a defense, and as I said before, this is not the first time anyone has heard about this – this was a story last year, about fourteen months ago, when watchdog groups learned that she was using a private email account to conduct government business. Did she not acquaint herself with the rules in the past 14 months? Perhaps her father could educate her – she’s a woman using a private email account, ergo LOCK HER UP. But Her Emails Are Complicit Too: The Ivanka Trump Story.
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