Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner reportedly received hundreds of White House emails to the account.
First daughter and assistant to the president Ivanka Trump and her husband, senior adviser to the president Jared Kushner, reportedly received hundreds of White House emails to a third private email account while serving in the Trump administration.
Trump and Kushner used the account in addition to their two respective personal email addresses while serving in official White House roles, Politico reported Monday. Politico cited “three people familiar with the matter” to report that the newly discovered account received emails from hundreds of Trump administration addresses, and included non-public travel documents, internal schedules and official White House materials.
The revelation comes on the heels of reporting last month that at least six White House advisers used personal email accounts to occasionally discuss White House affairs.
White House officials are reportedly reviewing the couple’s third account, which had received emails dating to January. The emails were often sent from Ivanka Trump, her assistant Bridges Lamar and others who worked with the couple in the White House, and some emails “occasionally” came from private addresses, Politico reported.
The couple has not said what security measures are in place on the domain, ijkfamily.com, but “a person familiar with the set-up” told Politico that “some” security steps were taken when it was installed.
It is not illegal for White House officials to use personal emails for work-related matters, but they are required to forward the messages to their government-issued account so the messages can be preserved. The measure is necessary in order to make the emails available to the public and those conducting oversight. A representative for the Kushner family told Politico that Ivanka Trump’s emails have been saved on the White House system.
Critics of the Trump administration have noted the findings come less than a year after President Donald Trump won office in part by condemning his 2016 presidential opponent Hillary Clinton for her use of a private email server when she was secretary of state in the Obama administration.
Clinton said a lengthy FBI investigation into her use of a private email server was a key factor in her failed bid for the Oval Office. She has also called current administration’s email practices “the height of hypocrisy.”