Jared Kushner Used Private Email In Trump Administration, Lawyer Confirms

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Jared Kushner Used Private Email In Trump Administration, Lawyer Confirms

Post by donttreadonme » Mon Sep 25, 2017 11:12 am

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White House Senior Adviser Jared Kushner has used both a private email account and an official email address to communicate with other government officials, his attorney says. Responding to media reports about Kushner's email habits, his lawyer said, "All non-personal emails were forwarded to his official address."

The emails between Kushner's personal account and his White House colleagues number fewer than 100, according to Kushner's attorney, Abbe Lowell, in a statement relayed to us by NPR's Tamara Keith. Lowell said, "Mr. Kushner uses his White House email address to conduct White House business."

Emails have been a central theme for Kushner's father-in-law, President Trump, who has repeatedly said that Democratic rival Hillary Clinton should face federal criminal charges over her use of private email while serving as secretary of State.

In the aftermath of the hotly contested 2016 presidential campaign, new emphasis is placed on how officials handle email. Politico reported on Kushner's use of a private web domain and email account Sunday, while also clarifying that there aren't signs that the presidential aide has used the account to handle classified or sensitive materials.

Hillary Clinton has said that she didn't use her personal account to send or receive materials marked classified, either — but her routine use of the account for official business set off questions about documents that could potentially be retroactively declared secret, as well as concerns over how tens of thousands of emails and records from a private server might be properly archived in the government's system.

In Kushner's case, it appears that he set up the email to handle unofficial communications. But the president's son-in-law has come under scrutiny of his own, due to his official duties as well as his becoming a figure in the Justice Department's ongoing investigation into Russia's tampering in the 2016 campaign. He said in July that he "did not collude" with any foreign government.

Similar to the timing of Clinton's establishment of her private email address and server as she was joining President Obama's administration, Politico reports that Kushner set up a private family domain as he and his family were moving into power in Washington.

In today's always-connected political world, the use of private or personal email — and, increasingly, of phone texts — is a thorny and largely unresolved issue. While senior officials are often obligated to preserve their communications for record-keeping and other purposes, many have acknowledged finding ways to get around the system, from former Secretary of State Colin Powell to dozens of former staff member at the Department of Homeland Security, including its former leader, Jeh Johnson.

Here's the full statement from Kushner's attorney, Abbe Lowell:

"Mr. Kushner uses his White House email address to conduct White House business. Fewer than a hundred emails from January through August were either sent to or returned by Mr. Kushner to colleagues in the White House from his personal email account. These usually forwarded news articles or political commentary and most often occurred when someone initiated the exchange by sending an email to his personal, rather than his White House, address. All non-personal emails were forwarded to his official address and all have been preserved in any event."
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Post by stuporstitionist » Mon Sep 25, 2017 11:14 am

Lock. Him. Up.
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Post by psk836 » Mon Sep 25, 2017 11:22 am

Obviously this is only a problem when Republicans do it.
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Post by donttreadonme » Mon Sep 25, 2017 11:27 am

psk836 wrote:
Mon Sep 25, 2017 11:22 am
Obviously this is only a problem when Republicans do it.
Poor knucklehead Pisk. If you don't explain it to him very very slowly he's gets totally confused. :eyes2:
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Post by psk836 » Tue Sep 26, 2017 2:30 pm

I say kick him out of government and prosecute him to the full extent of the law. Let's establish a zero tolerance policy on this issue. And to prove our bipartisanship, let's go back and prosecute everybody in the prior administration who did the same thing. Including Barack Obama.

http://www.nationalreview.com/article/4 ... te-hillary

"Abedin knew an insurance policy when she saw one. If Obama himself had been e-mailing over a non-government, non-secure system, then everyone else who had been doing it had a get-out-of-jail-free card."
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Post by Antisteroidforce » Tue Sep 26, 2017 3:04 pm

And predictably the boards Modern Day Progressive Liberal Democrat Human Parasites are mute when we suggest retroactive accountability.

Surprised?
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Post by psk836 » Tue Sep 26, 2017 3:14 pm

Antisteroidforce wrote:
Tue Sep 26, 2017 3:04 pm
And predictably the boards Modern Day Progressive Liberal Democrat Human Parasites are mute when we suggest retroactive accountability.

Surprised?
No, but I think he was....
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Post by clusterchuck » Tue Sep 26, 2017 3:34 pm

I thought the use of private email was deemed okey dokey?

Did something change? Is the electorate supposed to pi$$ed about this now?

Geez, the rules sure do change a bunch.
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Post by evilconempire » Tue Sep 26, 2017 3:42 pm

clusterchuck wrote:
Tue Sep 26, 2017 3:34 pm
I thought the use of private email was deemed okey dokey?

Did something change? Is the electorate supposed to pi$$ed about this now?

Geez, the rules sure do change a bunch.
That's odd. I've been hearing for something like 2 years now that it was the most egregious thing a public servant could do and should lead to getting "locked up."

You're right though. The rules sure do change a lot.
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Post by clusterchuck » Tue Sep 26, 2017 3:55 pm

evilconempire wrote:
Tue Sep 26, 2017 3:42 pm
clusterchuck wrote:
Tue Sep 26, 2017 3:34 pm
I thought the use of private email was deemed okey dokey?

Did something change? Is the electorate supposed to pi$$ed about this now?

Geez, the rules sure do change a bunch.
That's odd. I've been hearing for something like 2 years now that it was the most egregious thing a public servant could do and should lead to getting "locked up."

You're right though. The rules sure do change a lot.
Interestingly, I've been hearing for something like 2 years now that private email addresses and servers were OK to use by government officials charged with national security. Those same calming voices were saying that only right wingnuts would make a deal out of such a thing.

Role reversal. It happens.
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