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Ivanka, Kushner among six Trump advisers to use private emails for WH work

Trump has been condemning Hillary Clinton for her use of a private email server when she served as Secretary of State

ANI  |  Washington DC 

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As many as six top advisers of United States President have used private email accounts to correspond with other administration officials for business.

The revelations that several officials in Trump administration are using personal email accounts for government business came a day after news surfaced that President's son-in-law and senior adviser has corresponded with other administration officials about matters through a private email account set up during the transition last December, New York Times reported.

has occasionally used a private email account for correspondence with fellow administration officials, his lawyer, Abbe Lowell, confirmed to CNN on Sunday.

"Kushner uses his email address to conduct business. Fewer than a hundred emails from January through August were either sent to or returned by Kushner to colleagues in the from his personal email account,"CNN quoted Lowell's statement.

In addition, it was reported that the president's daughter Ivanka used a private account in the first few months of the president's term.

officials are required to preserve their official communications via email."All personnel have been instructed to use official email to conduct all government related work," Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the press secretary, said .

Trump has been condemning for her use of a private email server when she served as Secretary of State.

During the 2016 presidential race,his campaign rallies were often found supporters chanting "Lock her up!"

Lowell said that the emails on Kushner's private account were "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.

First Published: Tue, September 26 2017. 17:34 IST
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