House Dems vote to subpoena Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner for personal E-Mails, texts

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The house Oversight Committee voted along party lines Thursday to authorize subpoenas for personal E-Mails and texts, the for the official of top White House aides, including Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner.

Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., the Jury Chairman, said that of the received Committee, “direct evidence” that the President of the subsidiary, Kushner and other top aides have been with the help of personal accounts for official business in violation of Federal law and White house policy.

“What we still don’t know is why these White house officials attempted to hide this communication,” Cummings said, adding that the White house has refused to produce a piece of paper this year, in response to the investigation.



Cummings said Ivanka Trump has used private E-Mail accounts for official business, while her husband, the messaging application WhatsApp has. Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon also used private accounts for personal business, Cummings said.

Republicans called the subpoenas unnecessarily and said Ivanka Trump and Kushner, in collaboration with the Committee. The subpoenas were approved 23-16 on a party-line vote. Cummings on Thursday announced that the house Oversight Committee would move the administration a vote on whether to recommend the White house Advisor, Kelly Anne Conway, to be held in contempt of Congress, as talks continued with the trump.

The investigations of the Committee comes after, Ivanka Trump, in the past year, the comparison to the private use of E-Mails by the former U.S., noted that Secretary of state Hillary Clinton, which prompted an FBI investigation and inspired the “Lock it!” – Singing with Donald Trump in the 2016 election events.

In her time as the top US diplomat, from 2009 to 2013, Clinton thousands of E sent-mail via a private server set up at her home in Chappaqua, New York, The FBI found classified information in some E-Mails that were sent or received on the non-state system, but the Federal authorities rejected charges against Clinton.


Last year, The Washington Post reported that Ivanka Trump has sent hundreds of E-Mails about the government, the business of a personal E-Mail account in the White house, aides, Cabinet members and their assistant. The newspaper said that many of these communications, the rules during the early months of the administration, violates Federal public records.

Ivanka Trump’s lawyer, Abbe Lowell, said that since September 2017, its customers always to the front office of your White house account.

U.S. Rep. Jim Jordan, of Ohio, the oversight panel’s top Republican, said Democrats were frustrated after the high-profile hearings on Wednesday with the former Special Counsel Robert Mueller failed to generate momentum President Donald Trump charges. The subpoenas were issued, the “clean policy,” he said.


Jordan also frequently with Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., during the hearing, if the member of the “team” far-left Democrats suggested that Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner have no more expectation of privacy than older White house advisers.

Tlaib claimed it was “unprecedented”, that is to protect Jordan and others were tried, members of the administration. Jordan responded with the statement that the nature of the subpoena was “unprecedented”, as the personal information, which it was followed was.

Jordan served on the house Benghazi panel, and under Clinton’s sharpest critics, was Clinton’s ” solely private server said,” and destroyed more than 30,000 E-Mails. Ivanka Trump on the other hand, “accidentally,” a private account “on a few rare occasions”, before correcting their actions, he said.

Fox News’ Sam Dorman and the Associated Press contributed to this report.

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