[Vision2020] Jared Kushner used private email for official business

Tom Hansen thansen at moscow.com
Sun Sep 24 14:49:22 PDT 2017


Courtesy of the Washington Examiner at:



Jared Kushner used private email for official business: Report

Jared Kushner has used a private email server to correspond with other administration officials.

Kushner, a senior White House advisor and son-in-law to President Trump, set up the email account in December, shortly after the presidential election, according to Politico, which first reported on the email account.

The emails have gone to White House officials as well as to outside advisers, and have contained discussions about news coverage and event planning. Recipients of such emails included National Economic Council director Gary Cohn as well as former chief of staff Reince Priebus and former chief strategist Steve Bannon.

Abbe Lowell, Kushner's lawyer, said he has forwarded all the private emails to his White House account. In most cases, Lowell said, the emails to the private account were initiated by other officials.

"Mr. Kushner uses his White House email address to conduct White House business," Lowell told Politico in a statement Sunday. "Fewer than 100 emails from January through August were either sent to or returned by Mr. Kushner to colleagues in the White House from his personal email account. These usually forwarded news articles or political commentary and most often occurred when someone initiated the exchange by sending an email to his personal rather than his White House address."

Private email accounts can bypass the requirements of the Presidential Records Act, which requires archiving all documents about government business.

Kushner has been under scrutiny during investigations over whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russian government officials to influence the U.S. election.

During the 2016 presidential campaign, Trump repeatedly attacked his Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton, for using a private email server when she was secretary of state. She was cleared by the FBI of wrongdoing, but credits the news reporting about her emails as one of the reasons for her defeat.


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Tom Hansen
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