House Oversight and Reform Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) said Thursday that White House aide Ivanka Trump has not complied with federal laws requiring her to preserve all official email communications.
Cummings said in a letter to the White House counsel that Trump’s lawyer, Abbe Lowell, told the committee last year that emails are not preserved if Trump did not respond to them. The Maryland Democrat said that is an apparent violation of the Presidential Records Act.
“The law requires that a covered employee forward ‘a complete copy of the Presidential or Vice Presidential record to an official electronic messaging account of the President, Vice President or covered employee not later than 20 days after the original creation or transmission of the Presidential or Vice Presidential record.’ ”Cummings wrote in Thursday’s letter.
He also said that a lawyer for Ms. Trump, President Trump’s daughter, and Mr. Kushner, the president’s son-in-law and senior adviser, told the committee late last year that in addition to a private email account, Mr. Kushner uses an unofficial encrypted messaging service, WhatsApp, for official White House business, including with foreign contacts.
Mr. Cummings said the lawyer, Abbe Lowell, also told lawmakers that Ms. Trump did not preserve some emails sent to her private account if she did not reply to them.
Steven Groves, a White House lawyer, said the White House would review Mr. Cummings’s letter and “provide a reasonable response in due course.”
Mr. Lowell, in a letter of his own, accused Mr. Cummings of misrepresenting parts of what he told lawmakers last year and disputed suggestions that either of his clients had broken the law.
This is just another “witch hunt” made up story by the Dems to destroy Trump and Trump’s family perfect reputation so far!
Social media censorship is suppressing the truth about the dangers of globalism and brutal cultures infiltrating the west. Please share this article wherever you can. It is the only way we can work around their censorship and ensure people receive news about issues that Democrats and the mainstream media suppress.
Scroll down to leave a comment below.