Ivanka Trump denies comparisons with Hillary Clinton over private email use


Ivanka Trump has denied comparisons with Hillary Clinton over her use of a private email account for government business.

The daughter of US President Donald Trump sent hundreds of emails about government business from a personal email account last year to White House aides, cabinet members and her assistant, according to the Washington Post.

Many of the emails were in violation of public records rules, the paper reported.

During the 2016 US presidential election, Mr Trump said Mrs Clinton deserved to go to jail after classified information was found her private email server, while his supporters chanted “Lock her up!” at rallies.

In an interview with ABC News, Ms Trump was asked: “So the idea of ‘Lock her up!’ doesn’t apply to you?”

“No,” she replied.

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“There’s no equivalency to what my father’s spoken about.”

Ms Trump said all of her emails were “stored and preserved”.

“There were no deletions,” she added.

“There is no restriction of using personal email.

“In fact, we’re instructed that if we receive an email to our personal account that could relate to government work, you simply just forward it to your government account so it can be archived.”

The emails were sent as Ms Trump moved into an adviser’s position in her father’s administration.

Mrs Clinton had deleted thousands of emails that were deemed personal or unrelated to her work before she turned over thousands of other emails to investigators.

The FBI found classified information in some of the emails.

Mrs Clinton said she had been unaware of rules against using private email to conduct the public’s business and had never knowingly emailed classified information.

The Republican chairmen of Senate and House oversight committees, as well as a key House Democrat, have called on the White House to provide more information about Ms Trump’s email account and the nature of her messages.

Last year, Politico reported that Ms Trump’s husband, Jared Kushner, and other White House officials had been using private emails for government purposes.

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