Jared Kushner Used WhatsApp To Conduct Official Government Business, His Lawyer Abbe Lowell Admits
Jared Kushner, who serves as a senior advisor to his father-in-law, President Donald Trump, has used WhatsApp and his own private email to conduct official business. In addition, his wife Ivanka Trump has been cited for using her personal email to conduct government business as well.
The revelation came in a Dec. 19 meeting that was made public by the House Oversight and Reform Committee. In the meeting with Rep. Elijah Cummings, who now leads the oversight committee, and Rep. Trey Gowdy, the former chairman of the oversight panel, Kushner’s lawyer Abbe Lowell admitted the activity after months of speculation.
Kushner, who oversees administration’s Middle East policies, reportedly has communicated with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman through WhatsApp.
Cummings’ letter to the White House can be read here.
There have been numerous jokes about the situation – given that Trump ran against Hillary Clinton‘s use of a private email server. Perhaps there were no better responses than those of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Clinton.
But his WhatsApp https://t.co/kLO3ZHvdbO
— Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) March 22, 2019
Ocasio-Cortez’s tweet makes a joking reference to the “But her emails” refrain that has become a catch phrase for Hilary backers.
Tell me about it.
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) March 22, 2019
After Trump’s win in the 2016 presidential election, Trump announced he wouldn’t ask for a further Clinton investigation, but he has repeatedly demanded one in the time since then. In an interview on Friday, Trump said he hopes Attorney General William Barr will “do what’s fair” with regard to opening new investigations into Clinton.