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House Dems will investigate Ivanka Trump’s use of personal email account for government business

This Tuesday, Democrats called for an investigation into Ivanka Trump in the wake of a report detailing her use of a personal email for official White House business last year.

As The Washington Post reported Monday, an internal review of Ivanka’s email habits found that she used a personal email account to conduct government business up to 100 times in 2017. The use of her personal email account could potentially be in violation of a law requiring preservation of all presidential records.

A spokesperson for Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) said that Democrats will begin their probe into Ivanka’s email habits when they take over the House in November.

“We plan to continue our investigation of the presidential records act and federal records act, and we want to know if Ivanka complied with the law,” Cummings office said a statement.

During the 2016 election, an FBI probe was launched into the email practices of Hillary Clinton when she served as Secretary of State. The FBI concluded that her actions were careless, but didn’t warrant any criminal charges.

According to Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), there’s “no way” Ivanka didn’t know the rules about using personal email for government business, especially after her father, President Trump, made it such a huge talking point in his attacks on Hillary Clinton.

“It raises the issue of whether there has been anything improper. There should be some kind of investigation,” Blumenthal told CNN.

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