Published: Thu, November 29, 2018
Global | By Craig Ferguson

Ivanka Trump Defends Her Use of a Private Email Account

Ivanka Trump Defends Her Use of a Private Email Account

The Washington Post reported this month that Ivanka Trump sent hundreds of emails about government business from a personal email account past year to White House aides, Cabinet members and her assistant, many in violation of public records rules. "They're all in presidential records".

Clinton set up a private server and email address to conduct official business while Secretary of State, sending tens of thousands of emails, some containing classified material.

Ivanka Trump reportedly used her personal account up to 100 times in 2017 to contact other Trump administration officials. She erased more than 30,000 emails, claiming they were strictly personal. "There's no intent to circumvent", she told ABC.

Ms Trump said all of her emails were "stored and preserved". She also said that none of her emails were deleted and there was no attempt to hide anything, suggesting that Clinton's email scandal was different because the candidate deleted emails after she was subpoenaed.

Ivanka Trump sits down with ABC News' Deborah Roberts for an exclusive interview, November 27, 2018.

"People see it as the same", Roberts insisted. Running towards the border is heartbreaking, there's no other way to process it. "It makes me angry that we haven't been able to come together as a nation and change our laws".

Ivanka Trump works for an administration that tear-gasses children.

Trump said the investigation should be allowed to run its course, but echoed her father's view that it has gone on long enough. Many compared this to Hillary's email scandal that was largely responsible for her losing the 2016 presidential election.

When made aware of her father's comments, Ivanka clarified, "He's not talking about innocents".

'I know the facts as they relate to me and my family, and so I have nothing to be concerned about, ' she said.

Ivanka may also face scrutiny from Special Counsel Robert Mueller as he moves forward with a Russian Federation probe that Ivanka said he should wrap up soon.

"I think it should reach its conclusion".

"Early on, and for a little period of time, Ivanka did some emails", President Trump said.

Asked if she advises him on his tone, Trump said, "He is my father, and he's my boss".

Referencing her father's denunciations of Clinton's private email server, she said, "There's no equivalency to what my father's spoken about".

"I wasn't elected, so my perspective and opinion is not as relevant".

The New York Times reported last week that, once in office, Trump wanted to order the US Department of Justice to prosecute her but was dissuaded by his White House lawyer.

After Ivanka and Cook completed their one-hour tour of the elementary school, the Statesman's reporter and photographer were shown the door and Ivanka sat down for an interview with the ABC crew.

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