Trump’s Team Uses Private Email To Conduct Official White House Business

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Jared Kushner and his wife, Ivanka Trump, reportedly set up a private email account as their family was coming into power in Washington, D.C. They’re seen here last week at left, sitting with Lara Trump and Eric Trump.

White House Senior Adviser Jared Kushner has used both a private email account and an official email address to communicate with other government officials, according to his attorney. Responding to media reports about Kushner’s email habits, his lawyer said, “All non-personal emails were forwarded to his official address.”

The emails between Kushner’s personal account and his White House colleagues number fewer than 100, Kushner’s attorney, Abbe Lowell, said in a statement relayed by NPR’s Tamara Keith.

“Mr. Kushner uses his White House email address to conduct White House business,” Lowell said in the statement.

Emails have been a central theme for Kushner’s father-in-law, President Trump, who has repeatedly said that Democratic rival Hillary Clinton should face federal criminal charges over her use of private email while serving as secretary of State.

In the aftermath of the hotly contested 2016 presidential campaign, new emphasis has been placed on how officials handle email. Politico reported on Kushner’s use of a private web domain and email account Sunday, while also clarifying that there are no signs the presidential aide has used the account to handle classified or sensitive materials.


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