Top House conservative defends Ivanka Trump: This 'isn't even close' to Clinton email scandal

Rep. Mark MeadowsMark Randall MeadowsThe Hill's Morning Report — Mueller aftermath: What will House Dems do now? Mueller report poses new test for Dems Washington in frenzy over release of Mueller report MORE (R-N.C.) came out in defense of Ivanka TrumpIvana (Ivanka) Marie TrumpOn The Money: Cain 'very committed' to Fed bid despite opposition | Pelosi warns no US-UK trade deal if Brexit harms Irish peace | Ivanka Trump says she turned down World Bank job Ivanka Trump says she turned down World Bank job Ivanka Trump mourns dead in Ethiopian jet crash MORE on Tuesday, saying that her reported use of a personal email account while in the White House is nothing like Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonGrassroots America shows the people support Donald Trump Ex-FBI official: 'Links and coordination' with Russia happen everyday Ex-FBI agent: Americans should be 'disgusted' by Russian interference in Mueller report MORE's use of a private server while serving as secretary of State.

"There are over 30,000 BleachBit reasons why the Hillary Clinton email scandal isn't even close to the Ivanka email issue," tweeted Meadows, the chairman of the conservative House Freedom Caucus.

A number of Clinton's personal emails were destroyed after The New York Times reported her use of a private server while secretary of State.

Republicans have hammered Clinton and her allies for her use of the server as well as her conduct during the resulting investigation. 

The Trump administration's critics have compared the GOP's outrage over Clinton's conduct to its members' muted reactions to reports that Trump used a private email account while in the White House.

The Washington Post reported Monday that Trump may have violated federal records rules by sending emails to government officials from her personal account in 2017. 

On Tuesday, Democrats on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee said they were planning to investigate whether Trump's use of the private account violated federal law.

A spokesperson for Trump's attorney, Peter Mirijanian, told the Post that she "sometimes used her personal account, almost always for logistics and scheduling concerning her family."

"Ms. Trump did not create a private server in her house or office, no classified information was ever included, the account was never transferred at Trump Organization, and no emails were ever deleted," he added.

Mirijanian also said that Trump's emails have been forwarded to her official government account in order to comply with the federal records law.