Ivanka Trump Defends Her Use of a Private Email Account

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Ivanka Trump defended her use of a personal email account for official government business, telling ABC News in an interview airing Wednesday that there is "no equivalency" to Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server.

Roberts pressed Trump on this, once again attempting to equate President Trump's campaign rhetoric on Clinton's private server and mass deletions to her email use.

President Trump, a Republican, repeatedly criticized Clinton during the 2016 presidential election campaign over her use of personal email and a private server while she was US secretary of state, vowing to investigate her and spurring cries of "lock her up" among his supporters.

Clinton's emails provoked Donald Trump's Republican campaign rally chant, "Lock her up". "We all receive content to those emails and there's no prohibition from using private email as long as it's archived and as long as there's nothing in it that's classified".

Numerous emails were in violation of public records rules, the paper reported. She says she didn't delete any of them. "So there's no connection between the two things".

Use of a personal account for government business potentially violates a law requiring preservation of all presidential records.

"But the President told reporters at Mar-a-Lago last week that he's "given the OK" to use lethal force on the border, adding that he "(hopes) they don't have to".

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The White House responded by saying Ms Trump had done so before being briefed on the rules and had not sent any classified information.

It is not illegal for White House officials to use a personal email, but they must forward any official messages to a government account within 20 days for preservation, and there are rules against sharing classified information on personal accounts. "There were no deletions", President Donald Trump's elder daughter and adviser told ABC News in an interview broadcast today.

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

The White House advisor was asked about the White House's immigration policies, and in a voice slightly above a whisper, Ivanka tried her damnedest to perform what is known as "human empathy".

"I think it should reach its conclusion".

Congressional investigators aside, Ivanka Trump said she has no fears of legal exposure for herself, her father, or anyone else in her family with regard to another investigation in Washington: special counsel Robert Mueller's probe into Russian interference in the 2016 elections. "And I think after this long period of time, we're well beyond that point, so I think it absolutely should reach its conclusion".

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