For a group of people that centered their campaign around the idea of discrediting and even threatening Hillary Clinton with prison time over her use of a private email server, we have the news that it was not just Jared Kushner who used private email for official Trump government work, but also at least 6 White House advisors.
The New York Times reported on those who have been found – so far. Now, even the Washington Post agrees that Clinton’s email controversy was different than these emails. She emailed potentially sensitive national security matters on a private server and used private email exclusively, but we can never forget that the Trump campaign made it their number one issue to “Lock her up!” over those emails, and now they have the audacity to use private emails on the job?
Their own private emails could create a security risk as well, though perhaps the risk is not as high. Until we find out what the emails contained, we won’t know for sure. We just know that they were fully aware private email is bad, yet used exactly that, for work, at this point.
We all know the Clinton email scandal led to… nowhere. So, this may likely lead nowhere also, but the fact is that Clinton didn’t do it after spending years tarring and feathering someone who did.
Now the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, and somewhat amusingly, chairman Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) are demanding details of any senior aides who also used private emails or encrypted software for official government business. Gowdy notoriously led what really was an inquisition against Hillary Clinton for her emails, which again — resulted in no charges against Clinton. Gowdy continued to obsess over Clinton’s emails after the Benghazi investigations also amounted to nothing.
Here are the culprits using private email today:
- Jared Kushner, Trump’s son-in-law and adviser
- Stephen K. Bannon, former chief White House strategist
- Reince Priebus, former chief of staff
- Gary D. Cohn, chief economic advisor
- Stephen Miller, senior advisor for policy
- Ivanka Trump, unpaid adviser
What’s more, Kushner’s lawyer was duped by a prankster into revealing something interesting: He hasn’t seen all of Kushner’s private emails. What exactly might those emails reveal?
— Natasha Bertrand (@NatashaBertrand) September 26, 2017
Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) said the matter of investigating emails this time could fall to Robert Mueller:
“I know that Mr. Mueller is in the middle of a very intensive investigation, and so I have very little doubt that that will be thoroughly looked at,” McCain said.
Former secretary of state Hillary Clinton blasted Trump for “the hypocrisy of this administration, who knew there was no real scandal,” with her private email server, but made it the number one issue of Trump’s campaign against her. “It’s just the height of hypocrisy,” Clinton said.
Perhaps film producer Adam Best says it best:
Jared Kushner email situation won’t become a scandal just like the Bush-Cheney-Rove emails didn’t. It was never the emails. It was Hillary, Tweeted Adam Best.
See Hillary Clinton’s remarks with Zerlina Maxwell below:
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