Reports have surfaced alleging Ivanka Trump used a personal email account throughout 2017 to conduct government business, drawing comparisons to the high profile private server of Hillary Clinton.
The Washington Post reports that the President’s daughter sent hundreds of emails to aides and cabinet members, something they claim is “in violation of federal records rules.”
Media outlets immediately seized on the revelation claiming hypocrisy for the family member of a man who heavily criticized Clinton for her private server throughout the 2016 campaign.
The President’s nickname for the former Secretary of State, ‘Crooked Hillary,’ was based in part on her use of a private email account.
Ivanka Trump used a personal email account for White House business, according to the Washington Post pic.twitter.com/Vlv5Jk5E2X
— TicToc by Bloomberg (@tictoc) November 20, 2018
The natural inclination for a pro-Hillary media was to immediately draw comparisons between Ivanka’s emails and Hillary’s. To paraphrase former FBI Director James Comey, ‘no reasonable journalist’ would do such a thing.
With that, we present an entire network of unreasonable journalists.
CNN: Trump’s usage of a private email account will bring comparisons to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, whose usage of a private email server instead of a government email account during her time in office was a central part of President Donald Trump’s campaign against her in 2016.
Trump’s attorney and ethics counsel, Abbe Lowell, said “Ms. Trump sometimes used her personal account, almost always for logistics and scheduling concerning her family.”
Surely the media, who bought Hillary’s excuse that she simply used a private email address for wedding planning and yoga scheduling purposes, will accept this and move on.
After you’re done laughing, it remains important to point out the glaring differences between Ivanka and Hillary.
Here’s the Difference(s)
“Did she construct her email account with the obvious purpose of doing business to avoid disclosure?” Daily Wire editor Ben Shapiro puzzled? “Or set up a private server to that end?”
One of many questions from actual reasonable journalists who sought not to jump to easy, unintelligent conclusions.
Did she traffic in top secret classified material? Did she permanently delete thousands of emails, some of which were work-related? Did she lie repeatedly & knowingly about all of it? I’m not defending Ivanka & want more info. But yeah, some of these takes are tendentious & lazy. https://t.co/ePRPuVHUm6
— Guy Benson (@guypbenson) November 20, 2018
As Senior Adviser to the President, it remains doubtful Ms. Trump had disseminated classified material over private emails. The role each woman has or had seems mildly important.
I think the buried lede here is that Ivanka somehow became Secretary of State and a presidential candidate while no one was paying attention
Which, to be honest, is pretty big fucking news https://t.co/zgPAUpFHSI
— PoliMath (@politicalmath) November 20, 2018
Additionally, there seems to be no indication Ivanka tried to hide the emails. She did not use Bleach Bit. Or hammers. Nor did she delete tens of thousands of emails.
Is She In Trouble?
Peter Mirijanian, a spokesman for her attorney, indicated Trump had already “turned over all her government-related emails months ago so they could be stored permanently with other White House records.”
This narrative that Ivanka did the same thing as Hillary needs to be put to rest immediately.
If Ivanka violated rules of federal record keeping, let’s see what happens. Our understanding is that only Democrats can get away with such actions. But perhaps the precedent to turn a blind eye has already been set.
Wouldn’t it be ironic if the Hillary rule protects Ivanka from any legal action?
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