Report: Kushner, Ivanka Trump used third private email account

Greg Nash

Ivanka Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner, have reportedly sent hundreds of emails from a third private email account while serving in their White House roles. 

The address is now the third linked to the couple in recent weeks, Politico reported Monday, citing three sources familiar with the matter. A nonprofit watchdog group, the Project On Government Oversight, helped the news outlet coordinate the report.

The account, in which both the first daughter and Kushner had access to, has reportedly received hundreds of emails from White House government emails since January.

{mosads}Many of the emails are internal travel documents and schedules, but some also contained official White House materials, Politico reported.

Most of the emails reportedly came from Trump’s assistant, Bridges Lamar, and other White House staffers who work for Trump and Kushner. Lamar sent “daily” messages to the account that usually contained work-related “data,” a source familiar with the exchanges told the news outlet. 

President Trump repeatedly attacked then-Democratic rival Hillary Clinton for her use of a private email account while secretary of State during last year’s presidential race.

The report comes at a time when there are already questions about the extent of Ivanka Trump and Kushner’s use of personal email accounts while working in the administration. 

The family has declined requests to elaborate what security measures were put in place to protect the account.

Politico reported last month that both Kushner, a senior aide in the White House, and Trump had used personal email accounts to correspond about work-related items.

A representative speaking on behalf of the family told the outlet that the first daughter has been careful about keeping her work related emails separate from her personal life, adding that her emails have been saved on the White House email system.

Kushner’s lawyer, Abbe Lowell, defended the account, saying that Kushner “uses his White House email address to conduct White House business.”

Lowell also said Kushner sent fewer than 100 emails with White House colleagues through the account in question, in large part because others initiated contact with Kushner on the private account first. 

The lawyer added that Kushner has forwarded any White House-related messages to his official government account in order to comply with the Presidential Records Act.

A White House spokesman additionally said the administration has told staffers to comply with the Presidential Records Act, which requires all documents related to White House communications be preserved, as well as “applicable guidelines for work-related communications.”

– Updated: Tuesday, 11:00 a.m.

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