Jared Kushner Used Private Email Account for White House Work (Report)

The private account was reportedly set up after the election

White House senior adviser Jared Kushner sent and received emails with other White House officials through a private email account set up after the 2016 presidential election, according to a report from Politico.

The report says that there’s no indication that Kushner has shared any classified information on the private account, an allegation that triggered an FBI investigation into Hillary Clinton’s use of private email servers while serving as Secretary of State.

However, Kushner has used the private emails to contact other White House staff, including former Chief of Staff Reince Priebus and senior adviser Steve Bannon, about topics such as media coverage and event planning.

“Mr. Kushner uses his White House email address to conduct White House business,” said Abbe Lowell, a lawyer for Kushner 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.”