>> A congressional committee is planning to investigate whether President Donald Trump's daughter, Ivanka, broke the law. After the Washington Post said the top White House adviser used a personal email account for government work. Congressman Elijah Cummings will head the powerful Oversight Committee when Democrats take control of the House next year.
Vowed in a statement to probe whether Ivanka Trump violated the law requiring Presidential records be preserved. The current House Oversight Committee Chairman, Republican Trey Gowdy. Also asked the White House for information related to Trump's use of private email in a letter on Tuesday. Gowdy had vigorously pursued the matter when Hillary Clinton used her personal email.
And a private server while she was Secretary of State, a controversy candidate Trump campaigned on relentlessly.>> This is the biggest political scandal since Watergate.>>
Lock her up, lock her up, lock her up!>> The FBI criticized Clinton's email practices at the time, but did not recommend any charges.
>> Ivanka, say a few words.>> The Post reported President Trump's daughter had used her personal account for official business in 2017. Raising concerns sensitive information might be intercepted by hackers. A spokesman for her ethics lawyer said none of the messages contained classified information. And that she did not know the rules at the time.
On Tuesday, Trump defended his daughter.>> There was no deleting like Hillary Clinton did. There was no servers in the basement like Hillary Clinton had, you're talking about a whole different, you're talking about all fake news.>> Thank you all very much.>> The investigation is expected to be one of many launched by House Democrats next year, after making big gains in this month's elections.