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Old 09-25-2017, 01:51 AM
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Why this matters. He isn't Hillary

You don't have to be a former presidential hopeful to draw heat over using private email for work. Politico has revealed that presidential senior adviser (not to mention son-in-law) Jared Kushner has been using a private email account to conduct White House business. He has used the account since December to discuss event planning, media coverage and "other subjects" with both key White House members and advisers, including former strategist Steve Bannon, ex-chief of staff Reince Priebus and National Economic Council leader Gary Cohn, among others. The account was set up in December as part of the transition, but it's been in use well since President Trump took office.

Some of those involved messaged him first, including from their own private accounts.

An attorney for Kushner, Abbe Lowell, has been quick to acknowledge the ongoing use but is also downplaying its scope. Kushner has sent or received "fewer than 100 emails" between his personal account and White House officials, Lowell says. These "usually" included forwarded news stories and opinion pieces, and were typically started by someone sending a message to Kushner rather than the other way around. The lawyer says that Kushner is honoring the Presidential Records Act, which requires archiving all presidential correspondence (and related material), by forwarding messages to his government account.

The problem that it's difficult to verify that this forwarding is taking place. It also reflects a tendency of current White House staff to rely much more on private messaging instead of government supplied accounts. Unlike past administrations, it could be much harder to keep a historical record if staff are regularly using private accounts. And while analogies between this and Clinton's private email don't fit all that well (Clinton was using a private email server for potentially sensitive correspondence), it's hard to escape the irony of attacking a politician for using private email only to do that yourself.

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Trump has to choose between:

The use of personal email is okay for everyone, and therefore, Trump needs to stop trying to make it an issue about Clinton.

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It's not okay for anybody, and discipline Kushner as necessary.

Should be interesting to see which way he goes....
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I bet he can go with both. and his believers will believe.
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Trump has to choose between:

The use of personal email is okay for everyone, and therefore, Trump needs to stop trying to make it an issue about Clinton.

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It's not okay for anybody, and discipline Kushner as necessary.

Should be interesting to see which way he goes....
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How does this compare with setting up a secret server in an undisclosed and unsecured bathroom?
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Trump has to choose between:

The use of personal email is okay for everyone, and therefore, Trump needs to stop trying to make it an issue about Clinton.

or

It's not okay for anybody, and discipline Kushner as necessary.

Should be interesting to see which way he goes....
Or, he can do what Obama did when it was revealed senior members of his administration like PEA administrator Lisa Jackson was using private email accounts with fake names, nothing. Of course the dutiful media gave him a free pass, as always.

If only Kushner had set up his own private email system then conducted a criminal conspiracy to keep it secret and defy the Federal archiving and classified documents handling laws. That is now legal thanks to Hillary's friends in high places.
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How does this compare with setting up a secret server in an undisclosed and unsecured bathroom?
Always looking for the angle that makes the left worse. I can remember when the fact she used private email was your complaint. Funny how goal posts move around this place.
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