White House senior adviser Ivanka Trump reportedly sent
numerous emails related to internal government affairs using
her personal email address.
The first daughter is believed to have discussed
government policy in her emails, and sent her work schedule and
travel information to herself and personal assistants.
Ivanka, who took on her unpaid White House role in
March 2017, “sometimes used her personal account, almost always
for logistics and scheduling concerning her family,” according
to a statement from a spokesman for Abbe Lowell, Ivanka Trump’s
The spokesman claimed that none of Ivanka’s emails
contained classified information, adding that although she
received an official email account, she did not recieve “the
same guidance” other government employees received after
assuming a government role.
White House senior adviser Ivanka Trump reportedly sent numerous
emails related to government affairs using a personal email
address, potentially in violation of records laws, according to a
Washington Post report published Monday.
The first daughter was found to have sent hundreds of messages
from her private email address to numerous White House aides,
officials, and assistants, after a public-records lawsuit
prompted a White House ethics invesitgation, The Post reported,
citing people familiar with the situation.
Ivanka took on her unpaid White House role in March 2017. Her
spokesman, Abbe Lowell, claimed “sometimes used her personal
account, almost always for logistics and scheduling concerning
her family,” according to a statement from a spokesman for Abbe
Lowell, Trump’s attorney.
The spokesman asserted that none of the first daughter’s emails
contained classified information.
Lowell also claimed that Ivanka did not receive “the same
guidance” after assuming her role as other government employees
Ivanka claimed she was unaware of the White House’s email policy,
and was found to have not received reminders from the White House
forbidding private emails, sources said to The Post.
Her frequent use of her private email address concerned aides,
including one former senior official who described her as “the
worst offender in the White House.”
Some government officials, including Treasury official
Dan Kowalski, were reportedly familiar with Ivanka’s personal
email address, but not her official one.
“I apologize for reaching out to you on your personal email for
this, but it is the only email I have for you,” Kowalski said in
an April 2017 email obtained by government watchdog group
“For future reference my [White House] email is [redacted],”
Ivanka Trump said in her reply. “Thanks for reaching out and
making this introduction.”
The emails were sent using the “ijkfamily.com” domain, which was
registered in December 2016, shortly before Donald Trump took
office. Emails were checked for security concerns, including
viruses, by the Trump Organization, sources told The Post.
Ivanka and husband Jared Kushner’s private email accounts were
scrutinized after earlier
reports suggested Kushner had corresponded with White House
officials, prompting congressional investigators to request a
retainment of the emails.