But Their Emails! WH Launches Internal Probe of Staff Private Email Accounts
But I thought the whole reason to vote for Trump was he was going to put an end to private email. Not exactly. And now the WH counsel are conducting an internal probe of the use of private email by Trump staff.
Trump himself doesn’t use email-that is one thing that has helped him until now; though he does conduct foreign policy on his unsecure android. That in itself ought to be investigated because-you know, the Hillary Rules.
As for this new probe of private email use by Trump staff, Jared and Ivanka’s emails are of particular interest:
“The White House has launched an internal probe of private email use, pulling batches of emails on the White House server to and from private accounts of senior aides, according to four officials familiar with the matter.”
“The effort began this week after POLITICO reported that Jared Kushner and a number of other senior White House officials used private email accounts throughout the year to conduct government business.”
“Of particular interest is Kushner and Ivanka Trump’s private email domain, because they still work in the White House, two officials said. Accounts of other White House officials also are being reviewed.”
“The probe could take several weeks or even months to complete, according to one of these people, as officials are searching for all emails sent or received about government business. The White House counsel’s office is reviewing the accounts to determine whether the messages are germane to any investigations such as the ongoing Russia probes by Congress and special counsel Robert Mueller, one of these people said.”
That’s why Kushner’s emails could be of particular interest as he is a person of very high interest to the Russia investigation.
News about the private email accounts caught many White House lawyers by surprise, one of these people said, and infuriated a number of White House officials.”
Indeed, Ty Cobb got tricked by the EMAIL PRANKSTER into admitting he hadn’t seen many of Kushner’s private emails.
Back to Politico:
“A White House spokesperson declined to comment on the review, but said, “The White House instructs staff to fully comply with the Presidential Records Act and briefs staff on the need to preserve records.”
“At least five current and former White House officials have used private email, POLITICO previously reported. Those include Kushner, Ivanka Trump, Gary Cohn, Steve Bannon and Reince Priebus.”
“Certainly the private emails of Kushner, Reince, and Bannon are germane to Russia and presumably investigators in both Congress and Mueller’s investigation will want to see them.”
“Kushner’s lawyer, Abbe Lowell, has said there are fewer than 100 emails about government business in Kushner’s private email domain, and that all have been forwarded to his White House account.”
“Well, sure, just take Kushner’s lawyer’s word for it. We see how accurate Kushner and his friends were regarding previous matters like the Russia meeting he Donald Jr and Paul Manafort attended, or the nature of his meetings with Kisylak or the President of VEB bank; or his contracts with Russians.”
With all due respect his definition of innocuous-like Roger Stone’s regarding his communications with Assange and Guccifer 2.0 may be a little different than that of investigators.
“The email practice has come under particular scrutiny because President Donald Trump was so critical of Hillary Clinton’s private email server, leading to chants of “Lock her up!” on the campaign trail.”
“There is no evidence White House officials have sent or received classified or sensitive emails on their personal accounts, but the probe is set to determine whether that occurred. The probe is being led by the White House counsel’s office, two of these people said.”
“The Senate Intelligence Committee on Thursday asked Kushner’s lawyer to review all his private email and correspondence on other messaging services, citing “concern” that he didn’t disclose the email account in a private interview.”
“Kushner’s lawyer has said there is nothing on the private server relating to the investigations into potential Russian meddling in the 2016 election. Kushner previously used a business account during the transition and campaign.”
Remember when Kushner listed no Russian contacts on his security clearance forms?
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