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Newsweek: Top Trump Advisers Still Have RNC Email Accounts

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By    |   Wednesday, 25 Jan 2017 07:05 PM

Top Trump administration staffers – including Kellyanne Conway, Jared Kushner, Sean Spicer, and Steve Bannon – have active accounts on a Republican National Committee email system, Newsweek reported Wednesday.

Making use of separate political email accounts at the White House is not illegal – and allows staff to keep separate their political conversations from White House work.

But Newsweek noted the administration of George W. Bush was accused of using the same RNC server to hide some 22 million emails from public scrutiny, many from the lead-up to the Iraq War.

"They better be careful after making such a huge ruckus over the private email over at the State Department," former Bush administration lawyer Richard Painter told Newsweek.

President Donald Trump during the campaign bitterly criticized Hillary Clinton for using a private email server while she was secretary of state.

Meanwhile, the security of both the RNC and Democratic National Committee servers has come into question; FBI Director James Comey testified to the Senate Intelligence Committee earlier this month, Russian hackers targeted both, though they "got far deeper and wider" into private DNC systems.

The RNC deleted the emails of Bannon, Kushner, and Conway in response to the report, according to Newsweek.

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Top Trump administration staffers – including Kellyanne Conway, Jared Kushner, Sean Spicer, and Steve Bannon – have active accounts on a Republican National Committee email system, Newsweek reported Wednesday.
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