Yes, irony is dead. The Washington Post reports that Presidential Daddy Daughter Ivanka Trump used a personal email account to receive and send emails about her work for the government of the United States.
The emails were sent using the domain 'ijkfamily.com,' which Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner had a tech assistant set up in 2016, reports the Post.
Ethics officials learned last year that Ivanka sent hundreds of emails from a personal account. Some of President Trump's advisers feared his daughter’s practices were all too similar to the personal email use of Hillary Clinton.
Sources inside the Trump White House say when Ivanka was confronted with the conflict inherent in her email practices, she replied that she was not familiar with all of the rules.
Will the White House release Ivanka's emails to prove that nothing sensitive was contained therein? Don't hold your breath.
Some aides were startled by the volume of Ivanka Trump’s personal emails — and taken aback by her response when questioned about the practice. Trump said she was not familiar with some details of the rules, according to people with knowledge of her reaction.
The White House referred requests for comment to Ivanka Trump’s attorney and ethics counsel, Abbe Lowell.
In a statement, Peter Mirijanian, a spokesman for Lowell, acknowledged that the president’s daughter occasionally used her private email before she was briefed on the rules, but he said none of her messages contained classified information.
“While transitioning into government, after she was given an official account but until the White House provided her the same guidance they had given others who started before she did, Ms. Trump sometimes used her personal account, almost always for logistics and scheduling concerning her family,” he said in a statement.
Mirijanian said Ivanka Trump turned over all her government-related emails months ago so they could be stored permanently with other White House records.
And he stressed that her email use was different than that of Clinton, who had a private email server in the basement of her Chappaqua, N.Y., home. At one point, an archive of thousands of Clinton’s emails was deleted by a computer specialist amid a congressional investigation.
“Ms. Trump did not create a private server in her house or office, no classified information was ever included, the account was never transferred at Trump Organization, and no emails were ever deleted,” Mirijanian said.
Oh. Well, I'm sure that clears it all up.