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Ivanka Trump: 'No Equivalency' Between Her Emails, Clinton's

First daughter also speaks on Mueller probe, migrant caravan
By Jenn Gidman,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 28, 2018 10:05 AM CST

(Newser) – "There's no equivalency." That's Ivanka Trump's official take on her email hubbub versus that of Hillary Clinton, per an interview Tuesday with ABC News. "All of my emails are stored and preserved. There were no deletions. There is no attempt to hide," and nothing classified in them, Trump told Deborah Roberts in a sit-down in Wilder, Idaho, where the first daughter is lobbying for STEM initiatives. She added that "there is no restriction of using personal email," and that she was told if she gets a personal email related to government business, all she has to do is forward it to her government account for archiving purposes. Congressional Dems, however, have said they want to look into her email use and if she "complied with the law," especially as it pertains to the Presidential Records Act and Federal Records Act.

Trump spoke on other issues as well, including Robert Mueller's Russia probe—"I think it absolutely should reach its conclusion"—the "heartbreaking" and "devastating" images of asylum seekers being tear-gassed at the border (though she backs up her father's stance, noting "there are people in the caravan who are not so innocent … [the president] has to protect our country's security"), and her "good" relationship with him. She credits her "incredibly candid" nature as a driver of that: "He knows exactly where I stand on any issue." Not that everyone else may be privy to where she stands on everything: "I'll always tell you what I'm for, but it is not my place as somebody working within a White House to tell you what I'm against. The only person who knows that is one person, and he knows it." (Read more Ivanka Trump stories.)

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