Jared Kushner used private email account for White House matters

President Trump’s son-in-law and top adviser Jared Kushner​ used a private email account set up during the transition

President Trump’s son-in-law and top adviser Jared Kushner​ used a private email account set up during the transition last December to discuss White House matters with administration officials, according to a report on Sunday.

Kushner, who is married to Trump’s daughter Ivanka, used the private emails along with his official White House account to communicate with outside advisers and administration officials — including former Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, former top strategist Steve Bannon and National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn — to discuss media coverage, event planning and other matters, Politico reported, citing four people familiar with the email use.

Kushner’s lawyer confirmed the existence of a private account.

“Mr. Kushner uses his White House email address to conduct White House business,” said Abbe Lowel 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.”

The revelation that Kushner used a private email account comes after Trump and his campaign officials during the 2016 election slammed Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server while she was secretary of state.

​Her use of the “home brew” server was investigated by the FBI to see if any classified material was included in the emails. ​

The Politico report said there’s no indication that Kushner shared sensitive or classified information on the account and cited aides who said he prefers to to call or use text instead of emails.

Kushner’s wife Ivanka also has an account under the same domain, but the report said there’s no indication she used her emails to discuss government business.

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