6 Trump advisers used personal email accounts: 6 things to know

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Six of President Donald Trump's advisers have occasionally used private email addresses to conduct official White House business, current and former officials said Monday, according to The New York Times.


Throughout the 2016 presidential race, President Trump emphasized Hillary Clinton's use of a private account while she was secretary of state, a crime the FBI later recommended no charges for. Ms. Clinton exclusively used the private account for official government work and a number of emails contained classified information, while the content and frequency of the Trump administration's personal email usage is not yet known, reports NYT.

Here are six things to know.

1. Jared Kushner, the president's son-in-law and senior adviser, used a private email account to send or receive about 100 work-related emails from January through August.

2. Reps. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., and Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., are requesting Mr. Kushner preserve all documents for a House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform investigation.

3. Ivanka Trump, who is married to Mr. Kushner, also used a private email account while she served as an unpaid adviser to the president and occasionally once she was formally brought onto the administration.

4. Stephen K. Bannon, the former chief strategist, and Reince Priebus, the former chief of staff, both occasionally used private email addresses.

5. Gary D. Cohn, chief economic adviser, and Stephen Miller, senior adviser for policy, also sent or received emails on personal accounts.

6. In response to questions about the emails Monday, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the White House press secretary, said, "White House Counsel has instructed all White House staff to use their government email for official business, and only use that email."

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