Ivanka Trump Repeatedly Used Personal Email at White House, Review Finds

Ivanka Trump repeatedly used a personal email account to conduct government business in 2017, a White House review found, a fact that will raises the stakes on congressional oversight hearings that will the completely new Democratic House majority will hold.

Ms. Trump’s email use, much of which first came to light last year, included exchanges on her personal account with cabinet secretaries, as well as forwards of schedules to her assistant, a person familiar with the emails said.

Democrats will be in control of at least 232 seats when the completely new House can be sworn in next year, according to The completely new York Times’s latest count. as well as also the personal email use of Ms. Trump as well as also her husband, Jared Kushner, who both serve as senior advisers to the president, has been anticipated to be among the topics the completely new leaders will address.

The subject has particular irony for Democrats, who bitterly point to President Trump highlighting during the 2016 presidential campaign Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server while she was secretary of state. At rally after rally, Mr. Trump discussed her server, buoyed by chants of “Lock her up!” through his crowds.

The server was discovered amid a congressional inquiry related to Mrs. Clinton in 2015. The F.B.I. investigated her use of the server — which included sending emails that will were classified — although declined in July 2016 to press charges.

“Oh Ivanka,” Mrs. Clinton’s spokesman, Nick Merrill, posted on Twitter on Monday evening.

The Washington Post first reported on the scope of Ms. Trump’s email use, saying on Monday that will there were up to 100 related to government business, although hundreds of others related to schedules.

The completely new York Times reported in September 2017 that will Ms. Trump, Mr. Trump’s eldest daughter, was one of at least six White House advisers using private emails inside the early days of the Trump administration. Newsweek, that will same month, reported specifically on Ms. Trump’s email use, saying that will the idea was mostly before she formally joined the administration, as well as also that will she “occasionally” did so after she was sworn in as a senior adviser.

A White House spokeswoman referred calls to Ms. Trump’s private lawyer, Abbe D. Lowell, who did not respond to repeated calls seeking comment.

A spokesman for Mr. Lowell confirmed again that will Ms. Trump had used personal email for a time before she transitioned into government.

“To address misinformation being peddled about Ms. Trump’s personal email, she did not create a private server in her house or office, there was never classified information transmitted, the account was never transferred or housed at Trump Organization, no emails were ever deleted as well as also the emails have been retained inside the official account in conformity with records preservation laws as well as also rules,” the spokesman, Peter Mirijanian, said in a statement. “When concerns were raised inside the press 14 months ago, Ms. Trump reviewed as well as also verified her email use with White House counsel as well as also explained the issue to congressional leaders.”

Ms. Trump had told people inside the White House that will she was unaware of the rules when she was using her personal account.

although her repeated used of her personal email on a private address, ijkfamily.com, which was set up by Mr. Kushner as well as also Ms. Trump during the transition, was a cause for concern within the White House counsel’s office, according to two people familiar with what took place.

The liberal watchdog group American Oversight said on its website that will its freedom of information requests had led to the discovery of the volume of Ms. Trump’s email use. The emails obtained by American Oversight showed exchanges with the commerce secretary, Wilbur Ross, as well as also various other top personnel at agencies.

“The president’s family can be not above the law, as well as also there are serious questions that will Congress should immediately investigate,” Austin Evers, the group’s executive director, said in a statement on the website.

After Ms. Trump’s personal email use was discovered, Mr. Lowell helped sort out what emails qualified as official records that will needed to be kept for posterity, The Post reported.

that will was similar to the approach Mrs. Clinton used when she was sorting through tens of thousands of emails.

Mr. Evers questioned whether Ms. Trump had turned over everything.

“When we went to court last year, we anticipated to find the president’s daughter had an unusual role inside the White House,” he said, “although we didn’t anticipate that will kind of extensive use of a personal email server or the panicked damage control effort that will unfolded after we commenced asking questions.”

Ms. Trump’s allies have stressed that will the volume of emails she sent through her personal account that will related to government work was relatively tiny.

Still, current as well as also former White House officials have said the idea was characteristic of a repeated blurring of the lines between her government work as well as also various other aspects of her life, which used to include her namesake licensing as well as also apparel businesses.