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Ivanka and Jared to be ordered to hand over private emails and texts

Admitted to using personal accounts for White House business, implicating security risks and lack of compliance with federal records laws 🐷

"The House Oversight Committee voted on Thursday to authorise a subpoena for all work-related texts and emails sent or received by White House officials on personal accounts, part of a long-running probe into whether senior administration aides have violated federal records laws by using private messaging services for official business.


"The 23-16 vote, divided along party lines, puts into the crosshairs President Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka Trump and his son-in-law and senior adviser, Jared Kushner, both of whom have admitted through an attorney to using personal accounts in the course of their work.


"The effort is also a turnabout of sorts for House Republican efforts in 2016 to highlight Hillary Clintons use of personal emails for her official work as secretary of state.


“The committee has obtained direct evidence that multiple high-level White House officials have been violating the Presidential Records Act by using personal email accounts, text messaging services, and even encrypted applications for official business — and not preserving those records in compliance with federal law,” Elijah Cummings, chairman of the committee, said."


Ivanka Trump and Jared Kusher to be ordered to hand over private emails and texts

The Independent, July 26, 2019

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