Jared uses WhatsApp and Ivanka is using private email, Democrats reveal

White House Chief of Staff John Kelly Ivanka Trump White House senior adviser Jared Kushner and Vice President Mike Pence's chief of staff Nick Ayers listen as President Donald Trump speaks during a cabinet meeti

The House oversight committee first launched their investigation into use of personal email "in violation of the Presidential Records Act and White House policy" back in 2017, Chairman Elijah Cummings, D-Md., wrote in Thursday's letter. Lowell referred inquiries to the White House and National Security Council about whether Kushner communicated classified information through WhatsApp, something that Cummings said would constitute a "major security breach".

In addition, the Maryland Democrat said that had also learned from Lowell that Ivanka Trump is still receiving work-related emails on her personal email account that she does not forward to her official White House account.

Aside from the Kushners, the House committee said other officials such as the former deputy national security adviser K.T. McFarland and former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon used their personal email accounts to talk about the "transfer of sensitive USA nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia".

The latest revelations about Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump's use of private email and messaging apps in the White House of is yet another example of how thoroughly unqualified President Donald Trump's son-in-law and daughter are for their current roles, said journalist Vicky Ward in conversation with Ari Melber on MSNBC's "The Beat" on Thursday - and of how they simply don't care about how sensitive White House business is.

He said the document was related to efforts by McFarland and other White House officials to transfer sensitive US nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia "in coordination with Tom Barrack, a personal friend of President Trump and the chairman of President Trump's inaugural committee".

Cummings asked Cipollone to confirm by March 28 whether the White House intends to comply voluntarily with its investigation and subsequent document requests.

The White House sent a letter to Schiff and other committee chairmen explaining why it had refused to hand over communications with Russian Federation.

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Cummings said that the White House had not followed through with a briefing on this matter that they had promised him, and had not produced "a single piece of paper to the Committee.in this or any other investigation" since Democrats took over the majority in the House.

But Cummings said that the White House has failed to produce many documents that he and his panel have demanded.

In his response letter Thursday, Lowell stressed that he didn't say whether Kushner used WhatsApp to communicate with foreign leaders or officials.

In the years since Mrs. Clinton left the State Department a new law was passed that does require government business to be transacted on official accounts - or at the least for official messages sent to personal emails to be forwarded.

In the final month of the 2016 presidential race, Donald Trump accused Clinton of "willful and deliberate criminal conduct" in her use of private email while serving as secretary of state. Now, he said, she "always" forwards emails to her official account. Kushner was also caught using a private email for government business in September 2017.

"President Trump, on multiple occasions, appears to have taken steps to hide details of his communications with President Putin from other administration officials, Congress, and the American people", Schiff, Cummings and Engel wrote in a letter requesting access to records and testimony regarding the president's communication with Putin. An attorney for McFarland declined to comment.

"If you continue to withhold these documents from the Committee", Cummings added, "we will be forced to consider alternative means to obtain compliance", a not-so-veiled allusion to a possible subpoena.

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