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Politico: Jared Kushner used a private email account to conduct White House business

September 25, 2017

  Donald Trump’s “Kushner problem” is not going away, in fact it might be growing. Now it is being reported that the President’s son-in-law used a private email account to correspond with other White House officials. Here is more:

Presidential son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner has corresponded with other administration officials about White House matters through a private email account set up during the transition last December, part of a larger pattern of Trump administration aides using personal email accounts for government business.

Kushner uses his private account alongside his official White House email account, sometimes trading emails with senior White House officials, outside advisers and others about media coverage, event planning and other subjects, according to four people familiar with the correspondence. POLITICO has seen and verified about two dozen emails.

Aides who have exchanged emails with Kushner on his private account since President Donald Trump took office in January include former chief of staff Reince Priebus, former chief strategist Steve Bannon, National Economic Council director Gary Cohn, and spokesman Josh Raffel, according to emails described to or shown to POLITICO. In some cases, those White House officials have emailed Kushner’s account first, said people familiar with the messages. At times, Bannon and Priebus have also used private email accounts to correspond with Kushner and others.

Jared Kushner’s lawyer has confirmed this–to a point:

“Mr. Kushner uses his White House email address to conduct White House business,” Abbe Lowell, a lawyer for Kushner, said in a statement Sunday. “Fewer than 100 emails from January through August were either sent to or returned by Mr. Kushner to colleagues in the White House from his personal email account. These usually forwarded news articles or political commentary and most often occurred when someone initiated the exchange by sending an email to his personal rather than his White House address.”

  Politico goes on to report there is no indication any sensitive or classified information was shared on his personal computer, and his lawyer claims that the emails in question where all initiated by others and usually were forwarded news articles and political commentary to which he responded.

  Despite the headline by Politico, this does not appear to approach the level of Hillary Clinton’s email scandal and abuse however the optics are horrendous. How could the Trump team allow something like this to happen, especially after the tone of the 2016 campaign when Hillary Clinton’s email scandal was front and center?

  Everything that Donald Trump says and does is under heavy scrutiny by the left, justified or not, and this just adds fuel to the fire and it could have been easily avoided. The White House has a messaging problem and this is another example. Jared Kushner has to go.

malo periculosam libertatem quam quietum servitium

 

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5 Comments leave one →
  1. September 25, 2017 7:17 pm

    Reblogged this on Brittius and commented:
    Good, now get rid of Kushner.

    Liked by 1 person

    • September 26, 2017 5:32 am

      Thank you and I agree.

      Liked by 1 person

      • September 26, 2017 6:19 am

        You’re welcome.

        Liked by 1 person

  2. September 25, 2017 10:57 pm

    Jared has a “Get of Jail Free” card signed by Netanyahu.

    Liked by 1 person

    • September 26, 2017 5:33 am

      Plus it doesn’t hurt to be family..

      Like

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