Ivanka Trump, the first daughter and adviser to the president, used a personal email account to communicate with a member of President Trump’s administration after her father took office, according to Newsweek.
The documents, obtained by the nonprofit American Oversight obtained through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) show that Ivanka used a personal email account to email Small Business Administration head Linda McMahon, in February.
The first daughter wrote that she wanted to “explore opportunities to collaborate” with McMahon’s department on “women’s entrepreneurship.”
Ivanka exchanged the emails with McMahon in February, a month before she became an official government employee.
The report follows news that White House senior adviser and President Trump’s son-in-law used a private email account to communicate with other administration officials about White House business.
Politico reported Sunday that White House senior adviser and President Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner used a private email account to communicate with other administration officials about White House business. The emails discussed media planning and event coverage with White House officials like former chief of staff Reince priebus and former chief strategist Stephen Bannon.
“Yet again we see that there’s one rule for the Trump family and another for everyone else,” Austin Evers, the executive director of American Oversight and a former senior counsel at the Department of State, said in a statement to Newsweek. “It’s simply breathtaking that both Ivanka and Jared Kushner would conduct government [work] on a personal email account after running a campaign centered on that very issue. The fact that they would brazenly ignore rules governing email use raises even more questions about their judgement and fitness to hold positions in the White House.”