Jared Kushner used private email account for White House matters

President Trump’s son-in-law and top adviser has reportedly been using a private email account to discuss everything from press stories to event planning and other government matters

US President Donald Trump's son-in-law has been using a private email account along with some other White House officials to conduct official business, his lawyer says.

Kushner's account was apparently set up during Trump's 2016 transition to power despite the NY billionaire's repeated accusations against his Democratic contender, Hillary Clinton, for using a private email server as the former USA secretary of state. Politico claims it's reviewed two dozen emails sent from his personal account.

He wrote emails from the account to former chief of staff Reince Priebus, former chief strategist Steve Bannon, economic adviser Gary Cohn, and spokesman Josh Raffel.

According to Politico, Kushner set up the email account - part of a "private family domain" shared with Ivanka - during the transition.

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

But Trump partisans have shown again and again that the administration's hypocrisy matters little to them, and the people who bray "lock her up" at the president's rallies are unlikely to care that Kushner and his coworkers may have violated the Presidential Records Act.

Specifically, Lowell claimed Kushner typically has used the private email to forward along pieces of news or political commentary, has sent and received fewer than 100 messages through it since January, and has used his official White House email for any government business. Lowell said that Kushner was adhering to the government record-keeping requirements by forwarding all emails to his White House account.

Whether the use of the private server for emails is illegal or not, the correspondence will likely be of interest to the ongoing investigations into the last election.

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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