Ivanka Trump, the president’s daughter and White House adviser, tried to explain her double standard for her use of private emails to conduct government business.
The Washington Post reported on Nov. 13 that she violated federal law:
Ivanka Trump sent hundreds of emails last year to White House aides, Cabinet officials and her assistants using a personal account, many of them in violation of federal records rules, according to people familiar with a White House examination of her correspondence.
She told ABC News that her private email was different from Hillary Clinton’s private email:
People who want to see it as the same see it as the same. The fact is that we all have private emails and personal emails to coordinate with our family.
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.
Ivanka claimed her private emails on a private server even though she reportedly uses emails with the domain “ijkfamily.com” through a public Microsoft system:
In my case, all of my emails are on the White House server. There’s no intent to circumvent, and there were no mass deletions after a subpoena was issued.
My emails have not been deleted, nor was there anything of substance, nothing confidential that was within them. So there’s no connection between the two things.
Ivanka did not reveal the contents of her emails.
ABC News’ Deborah Roberts asked: “So the idea of lock her up doesn’t apply to you?”
“No,” Ivanka insisted.