House Democrats Reveal Information that Jared Kushner Uses Private Emails and WhatsApp to Conduct White House Business
House Democrats publicly revealed that they apparently have information from Jared Kushner’s lawyer, suggesting President Trump’s son-in-law and senior aide has been using his personal email and WhatsApp to conduct official government work.????Politico reports that Elijah Cummings, chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee, revealed that during a December 19th subcommittee meeting, Kushner’s attorney revealed how he communicates White House business.????In a new letter obtained by Politico, Cummings tells the White House counsel that Kushner’s attorney confirmed that Kushner “continues to use” the encrypted messaging service WhatsApp for those purposes.????Politico says that Cummings included that Kushner’s lawyer believes he is in compliance with the law…????...adding that Kushner takes screenshots of his messages and sends them to his White House email account to comply with records preservation laws.
????Politico reports that Cummings said he was told by Kushner’s lawyer that Ivanka Trump also uses a personal email account for government work.????According to Politico, Cummings suggests that Ivanka Trump could be in violation of the records preservation laws because she apparently does not forward emails to her White House account.????This was an issue in the early days of the Trump administration when the story of Kushner and Ivanka Trump’s personal email use first came to light.
According to a report by Reuters, House Democrats are using caution in how they respond to the special counsel's report, which detailed Trump's efforts to thwart the investigation into Russian efforts..