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 GowdyTrey Gowdy sets goal of avoiding ideological echo chamber with Fox News show Fox News signs Trey Gowdy, Dan Bongino for new shows Pompeo rebukes Biden's new foreign policy MORE (R-S.C.) on Sunday said lawmakers would do their due diligence on White House senior adviser Ivanka TrumpIvanka TrumpJill Biden takes starring role at difficult Olympics Trump to Pence on Jan. 6: 'You don't have the courage' Mary Trump: Ivanka 'much less likely to stay loyal' to father than Weisselberg MORE's use of a personal email account to conduct government business and voiced disapproval of President TrumpDonald TrumpNew Capitol Police chief to take over Friday Overnight Health Care: Biden officials says no change to masking guidance right now | Missouri Supreme Court rules in favor of Medicaid expansion | Mississippi's attorney general asks Supreme Court to overturn Roe v. Wade Michael Wolff and the art of monetizing gossip 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.

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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 ClintonJill Biden takes starring role at difficult Olympics Club for Growth goes after Cheney in ad, compares her to Clinton Sanders to campaign for Turner in Ohio 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.