>> A US congressional committee is asking the White House for information on whether senior administration officials used private email accounts for government business. The request made Monday night by the House Oversight Committee, coming after Politico reported President Donald Trump's son in law and close advisor, Jared Kushner, and other current and former White House advisors, made use of personal email.
You may recall, the use of a personal email account by the a certain former Secretary of State was a major topic of the 2016 presidential race.>> The email investigation, 33,000 emails, 650,000 emails, email, the emails, the emails, all of her work related emails.>> Republican representative Trey Gowdy and Democrat Elijah Cummings sent a letter to the White House council saying they would examine whether senior Trump administration officials were, quote, deliberately trying to circumvent laws by using personal, private, or alias email addresses to conduct official government business.
Politico reporting Kushner's emails included correspondence about media strategy and event planning. Kushner's lawyer saying his client complied with government record keeping rules by forwarding all personal messages to his official government account. Others reported to have used private email for government business include the president's daughter, Ivanka Trump. Former Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, former Chief Strategist Steve Bannon, and the White House economic advisor Gary Cohn.