Ivanka Trump found using personal email for government business

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NEW YORK CITY - APRIL 19 2016: Ivanka Trump with husband Jared Kushne

The Washington Post has reported that Ivanka Trump has sent hundreds of emails to government officials using her private email address.

Donald Trump’s daughter was found to have used her private email, however, her lawyer has said the emails were sent before being made aware of the rules.

Many of the emails from the personal account are in violation of federal records rules, the Washington Post reported.

The report prompted reminders of Trump’s behaviour during the 2016 election when he branded rival Hillary Clinton as “Crooked Hillary” after she was also found to use a private server. 

Trump called Clinton’s actions “illegal” and continually criticised her for her actions. Clinton was investigated by the FBI but was not charged and has been cleared twice over the matter.

Laurence Tribe, who is a constitutional law professor at Harvard, said: “You can’t make this stuff up. Not after that gang did the ‘Lock Her Up!’ chant against Hillary for two solid years so Ivanka could become First Daughter. Above the law, just like daddy. Disgusting hardly says it.”

The emails sent by Ivanka Trump were found to often discuss or relay official White House business using a private server.

Peter Mirijanian, who is a spokesman for the President’s daughter’s lawyer and ethics counsel, Abbe Lowell, said: “While transitioning into government, after she was given an official account but until the White House provided her the same guidance they had given others who started before she did, Ms Trump sometimes used her personal account, almost always for logistics and scheduling concerning her family.”

The official added that Ivanka stopped using her personal account as soon as she was told she should not be doing so.