President Donald Trump’s daughter and senior adviser Ivanka Trump defended her use of a private email account saying it has “no equivalency” to former Democrat presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s email scandal.
Appearing on ABC News, Trump said that even when she used a private email account for White House business, everything related to government work was “all part of the public record,” adding that everything’s been properly archived.
“People who want to see it as the same see it as the same,” Trump added, defending her email use.
Talking about her private and personal emails, Trump added:
“We all receive content to those emails and there’s no prohibition from using private email as long as it’s archived and as long as there’s nothing in it that’s classified.”
The controversy comes as President Trump has repeatedly attacked Clinton for her private email use, calling Clinton a criminal and starting the “lock her up” phrase — and now people are comparing the two situations.
Defending herself against that connection, the president’s daughter said that all of her emails are on the White House server.
“There’s no intent to circumvent and there were mass deletions after a subpoena was issued. My emails have not been deleted, nor was there anything of substance, nothing confidential that was within them. So there’s no connection between the two things.”
The investigation into Trump’s email use comes after a White House review found that Trump sent up to 100 emails from her personal account last year to contact administration officials, as IJR previously reported.
Top House Democrats quickly jumped on it as they said that the Congressional committee will investigate into the matter.
“We plan to continue our investigation of the presidential records act and federal records act, and we want to know if Ivanka complied with the law,” U.S. Representative Elijah Cummings’ office said.
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Despite attacks on “crooked Hillary,” President Trump defended his daughter’s email use when he said that there is no comparison.
“Early on, and for a little period of time, Ivanka did some emails,” President Trump said. “They weren’t classified like Hillary Clinton. They weren’t deleted like Hillary Clinton, who deleted 33 [thousand] … She wasn’t doing anything to hide her e-mails.”
“What Ivanka Trump did, all in the presidential records, everything is there,” President Trump added in defense. “There was no deletion, no nothing. What it is is a false story. Hillary Clinton deleted 33,000 e-mails, she had a server in the basement, that is the real story.”