Trump says Ivanka emails 'fake news' and unlike Clinton controversy

President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump: 'Haven't thought about' pardons for Mueller target Pence: Rocket attack 'proves that Hamas is not a partner for peace' Conservation remains a core conservative principle MORE on Tuesday dismissed as "fake news" reports that his daughter and senior adviser Ivanka TrumpIvana (Ivanka) Marie TrumpFive things we know about Dems' sprawling Trump probe Kushner to cooperate with Judiciary document requests Hillicon Valley: Kushner accused of using WhatsApp, personal email for official work | White House rejects request for Trump-Putin communications | Facebook left 'hundreds of millions' of passwords unsecured | Tech pressured to root out extremism MORE may have violated federal law by using a personal email account to conduct government business.

In his first comments on the story, President Trump rejected parallels to his 2016 Democratic opponent Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonGraham: McCain 'acted appropriately' by handing Steele dossier to FBI Why Mueller's hedge on obstruction decision was a mistake Giuliani says news media treat Dems better than GOP MORE's private email setup because he said his daughter’s emails did not contain classified information and she did not use an extensive home server.

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"She wasn’t doing anything to hide her emails," Trump said of his daughter while speaking to reporters at the White House.

"There was no deleting like Hillary Clinton did," the president continued. "There was no server in the basement like Hillary Clinton had. You were talking about a whole different, you're talking about fake news."

Critics of the president, and even some of his supporters, called the arrangement hypocritical because Trump used the email issue to hammer Clinton during the 2016 campaign. Trump supporters still chant "lock her up!" at campaign rallies, a callback to one of the president's signature lines during the race.

House Democrats announced they would investigate Ivanka Trump's use of a personal email account to determine whether she violated federal law.

Asked about any forthcoming probes, the president responded: "Ivanka can take care of herself."

The president said that all of his daughter's emails regarding government business have been transferred to her government account in order to comply with the Presidential Records Act, claiming "everything is there."

The Washington Post set off a firestorm of controversy around Ivanka Trump when it reported that she used a personal email account shared with her husband and top White House adviser, Jared KushnerJared Corey KushnerJordan: Mueller report should end congressional investigations into Trump Fox's Chris Wallace challenges Nadler on whether no more indictments means no 'criminal collusion' Five things we know about Dems' sprawling Trump probe MORE, to correspond with administration officials.

A spokesperson for Abbe Lowell, Ivanka Trump's attorney, told the paper that she "sometimes used her personal account, almost always for logistics and scheduling concerning her family" while she was entering government and stopped once she was informed of rules surrounding email use.

Ivanka Trump was spotted exiting the White House shortly after her father spoke but she did not respond to shouted questions about her email use.