Trump defends Ivanka, says her personal emails had no classified info

Ivanka Trump and US President Donald Trump at the White House

Ivanka Trump and US President Donald Trump at the White House

The issue resurfaced this week when The Washington Post reported that the president's daughter, while serving as a top White House adviser, sent hundreds of emails about government business from a personal email account.

"We have no idea if what Ivanka Trump's lawyers are saying is true any more than we had any idea whether what Cheryl Mills was telling us about Hillary Clinton's emails are true or not".

Asked by a reporter at Mar-a-Lago if he had spoken to his daughter about her email use, Trump said he had.

Then-counsel Don McGahn told the president he had no authority to order such a prosecution, and he had White House lawyers prepare the memo arguing against such a move, The Associated Press confirmed with a person familiar with the matter who was not authorized to discuss the situation. They weren't deleted like Hillary Clinton.

During their bitter election battle, Donald Trump had called for Clinton to be brought up on charges over her use of a private email server while secretary of state. They weren't classified like Hillary Clinton. "Ultimately, she transitioned out from private [email] to government". She was at the Republican National Convention, where "lock her up" chants took place during virtually every speech.

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Mirijanian said that, in contrast to Clinton, Ivanka has handed over all of her emails, without deleting any.

The Post, citing anonymous sources, said the discovery was made by White House officials reviewing emails in response to a public records lawsuit.

Chair of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs committee Sen. "Federal records is under my committee's jurisdiction, and we will dig into exactly what has happened here".

While Clinton exclusively used her private server for all work-related communication, claiming that she "did it for convenience" and that "it was fully above board", Ivanka used her personal email occasionally and admitted that she was doing that in error.

US President Donald Trump has defended his daughter Ivanka Trump who is being criticised for using her private email for official purposes in a possible violation of federal record-keeping laws, saying the mails did not contain classified information and have not been deleted.

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