A top House Democrat is calling on federal investigators to review whether President Donald Trump’s daughter and son-in-law exposed classified information through their use of personal email.
The congressman also called on the FBI to look into a report that the couple, both of whom are now White House employees, transferred personal email accounts to computers run out of the Trump Organization after it became clear lawmakers were looking into the matter, NBC News reported.
Rep. Elijah Cummings of Maryland’s latest requests come in response to a recent USA Today report that Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner re-routed their personal email accounts to a server operated by the Trump Organization just as lawmakers began probing the matter.
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That step reportedly came within just days of a request by Cummings, the ranking Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, and the panel’s chairman, Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., to preserve email records.
Kushner and his wife have both acknowledged using private email accounts, saying that in the case of Ivanka, most of it predated her formally joining the administration, and insisted that both ensured the communications would be preserved on the White House email system. The White House says it is looking into the use of personal accounts for government purposes.