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Using a personal email to conduct government or otherwise official business while in an official government position is a touchy subject for liberals. Some of which have recently gone after President Trump’s daughter, Ivanka Trump, for what they claim is comparable to Hillary Clinton’s illegitimate use of an email.
Ivanka is using a personal email in her capacity as a White House aide, she has admitted it, but during an interview with ABC News, the eldest daughter and a senior adviser of the president said the comparison stops right there.
During the interview, Ivanka said “there’s no connection between” her situation and Clinton’s.
From ABC News:
Speaking with ABC News’ Deborah Roberts in Wilder, Idaho, where she’s promoting STEM initiatives alongside Apple CEO Tim Cook, Ivanka Trump maintained that all of the emails on her private account were properly archived and contained no classified information. She is adamant they bear no resemblance to Hillary Clinton’s email scandal, which her father eagerly and frequently condemned as part of his campaign for president.
“All of my emails are stored and preserved. There were no deletions. There is no attempt to hide,” she said, adding, “There’s no equivalency to what my father’s spoken about.”
The Washington Post first reported earlier this month that the president’s daughter had used a personal email account to conduct official government business. The president has defended his daughter’s private email use, telling reporters last week that he looked at the matter and concluded that “they’re all in presidential records.”
Ivanka echoed the line later in the interview, defending her use of the personal email.
“There is no restriction of using personal email,” she said, per ABC News. “In fact, we’re instructed that if we receive an email to our personal account that could relate to government work, you simply just forward it to your government account so it can be archived.”
ABC News’ Deborah Roberts pushed back and asked: “But your father hammered Hillary Clinton on this, said that it was criminal, she should be locked up. How is it wrong for her and not for you?”
Ivanka then set the record straight.
“There was classified information [in Clinton’s emails]. She had a server set up with the intent to keep those emails outside of a system that had been organized. In my case, all of my emails are on the White House server. There’s no intent to circumvent. And there were mass deletions after a subpoena was issued. My emails have not been deleted, nor was there anything of substance, nothing confidential that was within them. So there’s no connection between the two things.”
But, Democrats are not sold and have indicated they are interested in pursuing an investigation into Ivanka, Good Morning America reports.
But last week, Democrats on Capitol Hill wrote that they “want to know if Ivanka complied with the law” and in the next Congress plan to continue their investigation of the Presidential Records Act and Federal Records Act.
Congressional investigators aside, Ivanka Trump said she has no fears of legal exposure for herself, her father, or anyone else in her family with regard to another investigation in Washington: special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe into Russian interference in the 2016 elections.
“I know the facts as they relate to me and my family, and so I have nothing to be concerned about,” she said.
Needless to say, if liberals wish to make the comparison they are doing one of two things: 1. Finally admitting what Clinton did was wrong and are arguing what Ivanka is doing is wrong; or 2. Still refusing to admit what Clinton did was wrong and thereby discrediting their own argument against Ivanka.
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