Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), the top Democrat on the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, announced Monday that he was investigating President Trump’s son-in-law and senior White House adviser Jared Kushner over his use of a private email account to communicate with Trump administration officials.
Cummings wrote in a letter to Kushner on Monday requesting that he maintain all “official record and copies of records in your custody,” according to a statement from his office.
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He also requested that Kushner hand over all email addresses for any private accounts that he used while conducting White House business and a list of emails he sent or received on those private accounts that related to official government matters.
Cummings also demanded that Kushner provide him with information about the security of the private accounts that he and his wife Ivanka Trump had been using.
Newsweek reported earlier Monday that first daughter and White House advisor Ivanka Trump had also used a personal email account to communicate with a member of President Trump’s administration after her father took office.
Politico first reported Sunday that Kushner had been using a private email account to correspond with other administration officials about White House business.
“Mr. Kushner uses his White House email address to conduct White House business,” Abbe Lowell, a lawyer for Kushner, said in a statement Sunday. “Fewer than 100 emails from January through August were either sent to or returned by Mr. Kushner to colleagues in the White House from his personal email account. These usually forwarded news articles or political commentary and most often occurred when someone initiated the exchange by sending an email to his personal rather than his White House address.”