Posted by: maboulette | September 28, 2017

Internal Probe of Private Email Used in the White House

Trump looking like crying

The White House has launched an internal probe of private email use, pulling batches of emails on the White House server to and from private accounts of senior aides, according to four officials familiar with the matter.

 BEGAN THIS WEEK

The effort began this week after POLITICO reported that both Jared Kushner and a number of other senior White House officials used private email accounts throughout the year to conduct government business.

KUSHNER AND IVANKA

Of particular interest is Kushner and Ivanka Trump’s private email domain, because they still work in the White House, two officials said. Accounts of other White House officials are also being reviewed.

WEEKS OR MONTHS

The probe could take several weeks or even months to complete, according to one of these people, as officials are searching for all emails sent or received about government business. The White House counsel’s office is reviewing the accounts to determine if the messages are germane to any investigations such as the ongoing Russia probes by Congress and special counsel Robert Mueller, one of these people said.

SURPRISED WHITE HOUSE LAWYERS

News about the private email accounts caught many White House lawyers by surprise, one of these people said, and infuriated a number of White House officials.

REFERRED TO PRESS OFFICE

Josh Raffel, who often speaks for Kushner and Ivanka Trump, referred inquiries to the White House press office.

DECLINED TO COMMENT

A White House spokesperson declined to comment on the review, but said “the White House instructs staff to fully comply with the Presidential Records Act and briefs staff on the need to preserve records.

Another article that I read stated that the President has been deleting tweets – I believe these are documents that need to be saved as are all documents of the President.

 


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