Kushner Used Private Email for Government Matters: Report

His lawyer claims it was 'fewer than 100 emails'
By Michael Harthorne,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 24, 2017 3:45 PM CDT
Kushner Used Private Email for Government Matters: Report
White House Senior Adviser Jared Kushner listens as President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak in the Cabinet Room of the White House, Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017, in Washington.   (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

Jared Kushner has used a private email account to message other members of the Trump administration regarding official matters, reports Politico, citing four people "familiar with the correspondence" and approximately two dozen emails it's seen and verified. The messages from Kushner's private email were in regards to events, media coverage, and other topics and were exchanged with Reince Priebus, Steve Bannon, Gary Cohn, and others. President Trump has repeatedly hammered Hillary Clinton for using a private email server to conduct government business during her time as secretary of state.

Abbe Lowell, Kushner's lawyer, admits the president's son-in-law has used a private email account for government business but says it was "fewer than 100 emails" during the first eight months of Trump's presidency. He says the emails from Kushner's personal account were "usually forwarded news articles or political commentary" and were typically in response to someone who emailed Kushner's personal address first. A representative for Kushner wouldn't discuss potential security measures in place for the private email account, but there's no evidence Kushner ever used it to discuss sensitive information. Read the full story here. (More Jared Kushner stories.)

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