Gowdy requests info on Ivanka Trump's personal email use

Rep. Trey GowdyHarold (Trey) Watson GowdySenate GOP set to ramp up Obama-era probes More than two dozen former prosecutors, judges, active trial lawyers support DOJ decision to dismiss Michael Flynn case Sunday shows preview: As states loosen social distancing restrictions, lawmakers address dwindling state budgets MORE (R-S.C.) sent a letter to the White House Tuesday asking for information on Ivanka TrumpIvana (Ivanka) Marie TrumpDeutsche Bank launches investigation into longtime banker of Trump, Kushner Watchdog group accuses Stephen Miller of violating Hatch Act with Biden comments Ivanka and Kushner earned at least M in outside income last year: financial disclosures MORE's usage of her personal email to discuss government business.

Gowdy, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, requested that White House chief of staff John KellyJohn Francis KellyMORE provide information on the basis that using that email "implicate[s] the Presidential Records Act and other security and recordkeeping requirements."

The letter also set a Dec. 5 deadline for a response to the inquiry and asked that the committee be kept up to date on the internal White House investigation on record-keeping, including any findings related to Trump's email usage.

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The Washington Post first reported early Tuesday that Trump sent hundreds of emails about White House business and her official schedule to administration aides, Cabinet officials and her personal assistants during 2017.

President TrumpDonald John TrumpOklahoma City Thunder players kneel during anthem despite threat from GOP state lawmaker Microsoft moving forward with talks to buy TikTok after conversation with Trump Controversial Trump nominee placed in senior role after nomination hearing canceled MORE dismissed the story as "fake news," despite making a similar potential violation by former Secretary of State Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonState polling problematic — again 4 reasons why Trump can't be written off — yet 'Unmasking' Steele dossier source: Was confidentiality ever part of the deal? MORE, the 2016 Democratic presidential nominee, a centerpiece of his campaign against her.

A spokesperson for Abbe Lowell, Ivanka Trump's attorney, told the Post that Trump "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. 

House Democrats on the committee that Gowdy heads announced earlier Tuesday that they would look into the personal email account to determine whether Trump violated federal law.

The Hill has reached out to Trump's lawyer for comment.