Kushner accused of using WhatsApp, personal email to conduct official business

The House Oversight and Reform Committee has obtained information that senior White House adviser and President TrumpDonald John TrumpSanders urges impeachment trial 'quickly' in the Senate US sending 20,000 troops to Europe for largest exercises since Cold War Barr criticizes FBI, says it's possible agents acted in 'bad faith' in Trump probe MORE's son-in-law Jared KushnerJared Corey KushnerThe Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by AdvaMed - Democrats to release articles of impeachment today On The Money: White House, Dems edge closer to trade deal | GOP worries about Trump concessions | DOJ argues Congress can't sue Trump on emoluments | Former Fed chief Volcker dies White House, Democrats edge closer to deal on trade MORE has used WhatsApp and his personal email to conduct official government business.

Committee Chairman Elijah CummingsElijah Eugene CummingsTrump request for Ukrainian 'favor' tops notable quote list Impeachment can't wait Adam Schiff's star rises with impeachment hearings MORE (D-Md.) wrote in a letter to White House counsel Pat Cipollone on Thursday that the panel gained confirmation from Kushner’s attorney Abbe Lowell in December of last year that Kushner "continues to use" the encrypted message service for government business.

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The panel is inquiring whether Kushner, his wife Ivanka TrumpIvana (Ivanka) Marie TrumpAuthor of Steele dossier had 'cordial' relationship with Ivanka Trump: report Medicare administrator asked for reimbursement for stolen jewelry, clothing: report Tech finds surprise ally in Trump amid high-stakes tax fight MORE, and other members of the Trump administration may have violated the Presidential Records Act. 

Cummings also blasted the White House for failing to provide his committee with documents that he says he has repeatedly requested.

"The White House's failure to provide documents and information is obstructing the Committee's investigation into allegations of violations of federal records laws by White House officials," Cummings wrote. 

"In fact, as you know, the White House has not produced a single piece of paper to the Committee in the 116th Congress—in this or any other investigation," he continued.

The chairman also claims Lowell confirmed that Ivanka Trump received official work emails on her personal email account that she has failed to forward back to her official email account, something he notes is required by law.

The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Cummings, who flashed the power of the subpoena, says he is asking the White House to confirm by March 28 whether the White House plans to "comply voluntarily with its requests or whether the Committee should consider alternative means to obtain the information it needs to conduct its investigation."