Ivanka Trump used person email for government work

Ivanka Trump used person email for government work
Trump's daughter has used personal emails at the White House.
2 min read
20 November, 2018
Ivanka Trump is under fire for using her personal email for White House business [Getty]

Ivanka Trump used her personal email account for government business, a practice that goes against federal records rules, The Washington Post reported on Tuesday.

White House officials reviewed the emails of the US president's daughter in response to a public records lawsuit. 

Trump said she was unfamiliar with details of the rules when she was questioned on the matter.

This is despite her father regularly targeting Hillary Clinton, his rival in the 2016 presidential election, for her use of a private email server for government business while she was secretary of state.

Former FBI Director James Comey - fired by the president last year - announced that the bureau would reopen an investigation into Clinton's use of the private email server just 11 days before the 2016 presidential vote.

Many believe this move cost her the election.

Trump supporters still chant "Lock her up!" at rallies - battle cry of Trump during the election campaign.

A spokesman for Trump's attorney confirmed that Ivanka did use a private email account before she was informed of the rules.

She also claimed that all her government-related emails had been turned over months ago, the newspaper reported.

Ivanka is a senior adviser to the president, despite having no previous experience in government.

Her husband, Jared Kushner, also advides Trump on Middle East issues, despite also having little to no experience on the issue.