‘First Daughter’ Ivanka Trump reportedly used her personal email for White House business – despite her dad’s call for Hillary Clinton to be jailed for doing the same thing. The president’s daughter and White House advisor is said to have broken federal records rules by sending hundreds of messages discussing official government business on her own private email account. Ivanka allegedly ‘startled’ other aides with the volume of work emails sent from the personal account during 2017, then shocked them by claiming to be unaware of the rules when questioned about her behaviour, the Washington Post reported.
She is accused of the breach even after her dad repeatedly targeted Clinton during his 2016 presidential campaign for doing the same while working as Secretary of State. Donald Trump famously nicknamed his rival ‘Crooked Hillary,’ with supporters still chanting ‘Lock her up,’ when the president mentions the 2016 Democrat nominee during Republican rallies.
He accused Clinton of corruption ‘on a scale we have never seen before,’ and branded the email scandal bigger than the Watergate fiasco which was then-President Richard Nixon resign in 1974. Peter Mirijanian, who works for for Ivanka’s lawyer Abbe Lowell said she only used the private email account before being briefed on the rules, and that none of the First Daughter’s emails contained classified information. Mirijanian 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.’
Ivanka has since turned over all government-related emails to officials, with Mirijanian also stressing that, unlike Clinton, Ivanka did not have a private email server in her own home. And he added that, unlike Clinton, Ivanka never deleted any of her emails. Clinton was condemned after it was revealed 110 emails sent to her private address and stored on her private home server contained classified information. News of her blunder shadowed her White House campaign for much of 2016, with then-FBI Director James Comey announcing shortly before the election that she had been reckless, but had not broken the law.