The House Oversight Committee voted on a party-political pattern on Thursday to approve personal e-mail and text summaries used by official White House helpers, including Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner, for official business purposes.
Elijah Cummings, D-Md., Chair of the panel, said the committee had received "direct evidence" that the president's daughter, Kushner, and other top aides were in violation of federal law and White Used personal accounts for official business.
] "What we do not yet know is why these White House officials attempted to disguise these communications," Cummings said, adding that the White House had refused to respond to the investigation this year Piece of paper to produce.
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Cummings said Ivanka Trump has used private email accounts for official business while her husband the message application WhatsApp used. Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon also used private accounts for private banking, Cummings said.
The Republicans called the summons unnecessary and said that Ivanka Trump and Kushner are cooperating with the committee. The subpoenas were approved in a party vote between 23 and 1
In her time as Best US Diplomat from 2009 to 2013, Clinton sent thousands of e-mails through a private server set up in her home in Chappaqua, NY. The FBI found in some cases classified information sent or received via the non-governmental system, but the federal authorities refused to prosecute Clinton.
Affected Individuals: JARED, IVANKA PRIVATE EMAILS, TEXTS
Last year, The Washington The Post reported that Ivanka Trump sent hundreds of e-mails about government affairs from a personal email account White House assistants, Cabinet members, and their assistant. The newspaper said many of these communications violated federal public records regulations during the first few months of administration.
Ivanka Trump's lawyer Abbe Lowell said his client has been relaying official business to their White House account since September 2017.
US High Representative Jim Jordan of Ohio, the supreme Republican governor, said the Democrats are frustrated after high-profile hearings with former Special Adviser Robert Mueller on Wednesday did not give impetus to the charges against President Donald Trump. The subpoenas were issued "purely for politics," he said.
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Hearing when the member of the "troop" of left-wing Democrats suggested that Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner as high-ranking advisers to the White House do not Expect more privacy.
Tlaib claimed that it was "unprecedented" that Jordan and others were trying to protect family members of the government. Jordan responded by claiming that the nature of the summons was "unprecedented," as well as the personal information they sought.
"and destroyed more than 30,000 emails, while Ivanka Trump" inadvertently "used a private account" on some rare occasions "before correcting her actions.
Sam Dorman and the Associated Press of Fox News contributed to this report.