House Dems to investigate Ivanka Trump’s email use

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A Democratic aide told The Hill on Tuesday that the committee is planning “to continue our investigation of the presidential records act and federal records act, and we want to know if Ivanka complied with the law.”

The Washington Post reported Monday that the president’s daughter and White House aide had used her personal account last year to correspond with White House staffers, her assistants and Cabinet officials, in potential violation of federal records law.

A spokesperson for Trump’s lawyer told the Post that while she was transitioning into a government position, she “sometimes used her personal account, almost always for logistics and scheduling concerning her family.”

He said that the emails have since been forwarded to her official government account in order to comply with the federal records law.

The House Oversight Committee had also requested information from the White House last year about Kushner’s use of a personal email account. The White House declined to provide further details at the time, citing an internal review that was underway.

The president used the controversy to attack his then-Democratic opponent during the 2016 presidential race, leading chants of “lock her up” at campaign rallies that continue to break out during his more recent rallies.

–This report was updated at 2:10 p.m.