Ivanka Trump Used Private Email to Communicate With Government Employees

Senior White House adviser Ivanka Trump, communicated with government employees using private email account, according to a report on Monday, The New York Post reports.

Ivanka Trump sent an email on February 28 to Linda McMahon, the head of the Small Business Administration, asking her agency to “explore opportunities to collaborate” on issues related to “women’s entrepreneurship,” Newsweek reported, citing documents the nonprofit American Oversight group obtained through the Freedom of Information Act and shared with the news magazine.

At the time, she did not have an official post in the White House and only became an unpaid federal employee in March. However, she was sitting in on meetings, including one with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Newsweek reported.

The latest news about the First Daughter’s emails come a day after Politico and the Washington Post reported that her husband, Jared Kushner used a private email account set up during the presidential transition several times to discuss White House matters with administration officials.

A White House spokesperson said that Trump was not a federal employee at the time she used the private account. Before she got an official White House account, her emailing other official accounts “ensured the records were preserved and available under the Federal Records Act.”

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