There’s a report that Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner committed a Hillary offense.
Jared Kushner has used a private email account he created in December to talk with White House officials. My story: https://t.co/BHYRexyq6Z— Josh Dawsey (@jdawsey1) September 24, 2017
Presidential son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner has corresponded with other administration officials about White House matters through a private email account set up during the transition last December, part of a larger pattern of Trump administration aides using personal email accounts for government business.
Kushner uses his private account alongside his official White House email account, sometimes trading emails with senior White House officials, outside advisers and others about media coverage, event planning and other subjects, according to four people familiar with the correspondence. POLITICO has seen and verified about two dozen emails.
They’re trying to explain it away:
“Mr. Kushner uses his White House email address to conduct White House business,” Abbe Lowell, a lawyer for Kushner, said in a statement Sunday. “Fewer than 100 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.”
But I dunno is this really a problem? Just kinda looks hypocritical, but is it a crime? And even if it is, won’t they have the perfect “whataboutism” defense here? Bleh.