Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka sent hundreds of e-mails about official business from her personal account, it’s been reported.
The top White House aide used personal e-mail for much of 2017 before realising the use infringed federal records rules, and messages published by transparency group American Oversight show Ms Trump freely e-mailed a government official from a ‘.com’ e-mail address.
It comes despite Donald Trump blasting Hillary Clinton in the US election for using a private e-mail server, chanting “lock her up!”.
“Crooked Hillary” and “but her e-mails!” became casual refrains in the acrimonious 2016 campaign and the President cited his Democrat opponent of putting the US in danger.
White House ethics chiefs led an in-house investigation of Ms Trump’s use of e-mail, and aides were said to be startled by the volume of Ms Trump’s personal e-mails and taken aback when she stated she didn’t know the rules.
Peter Mirijanian, a spokesperson for White House ethics counsel Abbe Lowell, told the newspaper: “While transitioning into government, after she was given an official account but until the White House provided her with 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.”
He emphasised the case was different to that of former Secretary of State Ms Clinton, who had a private e-mail server in the basement of her home, but the president’s family is not above the law, and there are pressing issues that Congress should promptly examine.
Did Ivanka Trump turn over all of her emails for preservation as required by law? And was she sending classified information over a private system?
For more than two years, President Trump and senior leaders in Congress have made it pretty apparent that they view the use of personal email servers for government business to be a grave crime that requires investigation and even prosecution, and we demand the same standard will be implemented in this matter.
Perhaps Ivanka Trump should be locked up like President Trump declared Hillary Clinton should have been locked up, and they’ll soon need a guide dog the for the stupidity they’re showing to the world, there’s no cure for ignorance.
But at least she’s not a warmongering psychotic megalomaniac, she leaves the megalomania to her father, but give her time!
If it’s proved that she sent classified data through an unprotected and unauthorised server and nothing is done about it, then the hypocritical government should call for people like Edward Snowden to be released back into the United States of America without imprisonment, otherwise, it’s like the pot calling the kettle black.
Yet, if they do end up doing the sacrificial goat, and if they do prosecute Ivanka, then it just sets a precedent, a precedent that opens up a door to hunt down Hillary.