John Nolte lists several reasons why Ivanka Trump’s use of a private email server to conduct official business is not like Clinton’s including that she had not been properly trained and didn’t know that she did anything wrong. Ivanka did not cover up emails or pass classified information. Ivanka did not destroy devices or lie about the use of the server. “Wolf Criers comparing Ivanka’s email situation to Clinton’s legitimate email scandal, are trying to convince you an avocado is an uzi.”
- Did Ivanka know she was doing anything wrong?
- Is the media trying to ‘convince you an avocado is an uzi?’
Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty, Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images for Glamour The White House acknowledges that Ivanka Trump used a personal email account for the White House business through much of 2017.
According to the far-left Washington Post, the problem was caught and addressed internally It was only a problem because Ivanka came to work at the White House on 30 March, more than two months after most of the rest at the beginning of President Trump’s presidency, which means that she did not receive proper email training.
The Post reports that Ivanka’s personal email account was used “fewer than 100 times” to “discuss government policies and official business” and that “less-substantive emails may have also violated the records law.” These “less substantive” emails involved “hundreds of messages related to her official work schedule and travel details that she sent herself and personal assistants who cared for her children and house.”
“Ivanka Trump said she never intended to use her private email to shroud her government work,” the Post writes. “After she told White House lawyers she was unaware that she was breaking any email rules, they discovered that she had not been receiving White House updates and reminders to all staffers about prohibited use of private email, according to people familiar with the situation.”
Therefore, the Post’s own sources, those “people who know the situation,” tell us that there was no malice.
This doesn’t mean it’s a small deal. Something broke down somewhere that shouldn’t have broken down. Consequently, government policy was violated. It’s a perfectly legitimate story for the media to report and get to the bottom.