Report: White House Probing Jared, Ivanka's Email Domain

Officials look into reports aides used private email for business
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 29, 2017 2:24 AM CDT
Report: White House Is Investigating Private Emails
Kushner's lawyers says fewer than 100 emails are involved.   (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

White House officials—surprised and angered by reports that several Trump advisers used private email accounts for government business—have ordered an internal investigation of email use, Politico reports, citing "four officials familiar with the matter." The sources say investigators have been pulling emails from the White House server to and from the aides. They say investigators are paying particular attention to the private email domain of Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner because they still work in the White House, unlike Steve Bannon and Reince Priebus, who are also believed to have used private email accounts.

"The White House has been clear and instructs all staff to fully comply with the Presidential Records Act," press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Thursday, per Reuters. "All staff has been briefed on the need to preserve those records, and will continue to do so." CNN reports that Kushner failed to disclose his use of the personal account during his interview with the Senate Intelligence Committee. The committee's leaders have sent him a letter asking him to check all of his email accounts for documents that could be relevant to the Russia investigation. (Kushner may have made a big mistake on his voter registration form.)

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