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Gowdy requests info on Ivanka Trump's personal email use

Rep. Trey GowdyHarold (Trey) Watson GowdyHouse GOP set to grill Comey GOP, Dems locked in fight over North Carolina fraud probe Dems cry foul in undecided N.C. race MORE (R-S.C.) sent a letter to the White House Tuesday asking for information on Ivanka TrumpIvana (Ivanka) Marie TrumpJohn Kelly was always doomed to fail as chief of staff John Kelly to leave White House at year's end The Memo: All eyes on Kelly as Trump shake-up gathers steam 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 TrumpJoaquín Castro: Trump would be 'in court right now' if he weren't the president or 'privileged' Trump flubs speech location at criminal justice conference Comey reveals new details on Russia probe during House testimony MORE dismissed the story as "fake news," despite making a similar potential violation by former Secretary of State Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonComey reveals new details on Russia probe during House testimony Clinton among VIPS attending pre-wedding celebrations for daughter of India’s richest man Comey’s confession: dossier not verified before, or after, FISA warrant 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.