Gowdy on Ivanka Trump's email investigation: 'I'm concerned anytime any president prejudges the outcome'

Gowdy on Ivanka Trump's email investigation: 'I'm concerned anytime any president prejudges the outcome'
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Rep. Trey GowdyTrey GowdyPompeo rebukes Biden's new foreign policy The Hunter Biden problem won't go away Sunday shows preview: Joe Biden wins the 2020 election MORE (R-S.C.) on Sunday said lawmakers would do their due diligence on White House senior adviser Ivanka TrumpIvanka TrumpTrump Jr. was deposed in inauguration funds probe Former Trump officials eye bids for political office The Hill's Morning Report - Disaster politics hobble Cruz, Cuomo MORE's use of a personal email account to conduct government business and voiced disapproval of President TrumpDonald TrumpSouth Carolina Senate adds firing squad as alternative execution method Ex-Trump aide Pierson won't run for Dallas-area House seat House Oversight panel reissues subpoena for Trump's accounting firm MORE's dismissal of any wrongdoing by his daughter.

"I am concerned anytime any president prejudges the outcome of an investigation," Gowdy said on CBS's "Face the Nation."

"Congress has a responsibility to make sure that the records and the Presidential Records Act is complied with, and that's true no matter who the person is," he added.


Gowdy, chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, has written to the White House and reached out to Ivanka Trump's attorney following a Washington Post report that she used private email to conduct government business.

The Republican lawmaker noted that it's a crime to divulge classified information, but using personal email to conduct public business on its own is not, though it breaks with regulations.

A lawyer for Ivanka Trump said she mainly used the personal account to handle logistics and scheduling matters.

President Trump, who spent much of the 2016 campaign demonizing Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonClintons remember former adviser Vernon Jordan Biden praises Vernon Jordan: He 'knew the soul of America' The parts of H.R. 1 you haven't heard about MORE's use of a private email server while she was secretary of State, insisted his daughter had done nothing wrong.

Prior to departing for Florida last week, the president dismissed reports of Ivanka Trump's personal email account usage as "fake news," and rejected comparison's to Clinton's case.

"She wasn’t doing anything to hide her emails," Trump told reporters.

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