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WashPost: WH Aide Email Use No Comparison to Clinton's, Yet

WashPost: WH Aide Email Use No Comparison to Clinton's, Yet
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By    |   Tuesday, 26 September 2017 05:12 PM

The Trump administration's use of private emails is not comparable to Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server during her tenure as secretary of state, according to The Washington Post.

The New York Times on Monday reported at least six White House administration officials communicated about government business through private emails, news Clinton said was, "the height of hypocrisy" since Trump during the campaign took jabs at the Democratic presidential nominee over her use of the private server and said in a debate she would be in jail if he was in charge.

But Clinton, per the Post, was discussing potentially sensitive national security matters on her private server and could have jeopardized national security. She also exclusively used a private email account. The FBI's investigation into Clinton's email use and whether she "intentionally or grossly" mishandled classified information found 110 of the emails contained classified information, including eight that were top secret. But the FBI director at the time, James Comey, recommended no charges against Clinton.

The White House aides who used private email accounts, according to the Times, were Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump's son-in-law, and a White House senior adviser, former chief White House strategist Stephen Bannon, former chief of staff Reince Priebus, advisers Gary Cohn and Stephen Miller, and the president's eldest daughter and White House adviser Ivanka Trump.

White House officials can use private email accounts as long as they forward work-related messages to their work accounts. And the Times reported the aides' use of private emails was "sporadic," and there was no evidence any of the information sent or received might have compromised classified information.

"The Trump team's use of private email is still worth a full airing and lots of questions; it has more than a whiff of hypocrisy," the Post wrote. "Reasonable people can disagree about whether Clinton's email was overplayed as an issue in the 2016 election. But we have a long way to go before we're talking apples-to-apples."

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