Ivanka Trump, the White House adviser and oldest daughter of President Donald Trump, reportedly used a personal email account to conduct government business.
According to the Washington Post, Trump used a private email account with the domain “ijkfamily.com” that she shares with her husband, White House adviser Jared Kushner, “in violation of federal records rules.”
Trump’s daughter claimed no knowledge of the laws that her father made the focus of his 2016 presidential campaign.
Some aides were startled by the volume of Ivanka Trump’s personal emails — and taken aback by her response when questioned about the practice. Trump said she was not familiar with some details of the rules, according to people with knowledge of her reaction.
It’s easy to forget since we have all aged multiple decades in the past two years, but private emails and the handling of classified material were major storylines in 2016.
Trump constantly criticized his Democratic opponent, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, for her usage of private emails while leading the State Department under President Barack Obama. The FBI said there is no evidence that Clinton’s personal server was ever compromised.
Like his beloved daughter, the president has also displayed ambivalence about potential security concerns. Trump continues to use his personal cellphone even though intelligence officials have determined that Russia and China likely have access to it.
But the flaunting of email security rules has been particularly widespread and poetic in Trump’s administration.
In addition to the president’s daughter, private email accounts have also been used by Kushner, former White House adviser Stephen Bannon, White House adviser Stephen Miller, former White House chief of staff Reince Priebus, former Environmental Protection Agency administrator Scott Pruitt, and former White House chief economic adviser Gary Cohn.