Kushner 'occasionally' used personal email id for White House business, clarifies lawyer

ANI | Updated: Sep 25, 2017 05:56 IST

Washington [USA], Sep 25 (ANI): United States President Donald Trump son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner "occasionally" used a private email account to correspond with other administration officials, stated Kushner's lawer on Sunday.

"Mr. Kushner uses his White House email address to conduct White House business. Fewer than a hundred 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," said lawyer Abbe Lowell in a statement, as quoted by CNN.

It comes as a clarification to an earlier report that said Kushner uses his private account that was set during the transition last December, alongside his official White House email account, "to sometimes trade emails with senior White House officials, outside advisers, and some others about media coverage."

On a related note, President Trump, during his election campaign, criticised his Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton for her use of a private email server to send and receive email during her time as secretary of state.

Lowell, however, 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."

Further replying to the concerns some of the emails might not have been preserved since Kushner was not using a White House account, Lowell said, "All non-personal emails were forwarded to his official address, and all have been preserved, in any event."

It is to be mentioned that federal law requires that all White House records be preserved, including emails. (ANI)