Ranking Democrat on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Elijah Cummings sent letters to Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner demanding 1. They preserve government-related messages sent from their private email addresses and 2. Explain why they transferred emails to Trump Organization servers after being told not to do so by the committee. Mother Jones:
Cummings and committee chairman Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.) in a bipartisan letter sent September 25 asked the couple to preserve the emails. The letter and a follow-up request specified that preservation meant the records should not be destroyed, modified, or transferred, Cummings noted.
“Although there may be legitimate reasons for transferring email accounts to different servers, neither you nor anyone from the White House contacted the Committee before you took these steps, despite the fact that you had received our letters before you reportedly took these actions,” Cummings writes.
“Finally, there are questions about whether any of the emails you sent or received on your private email accounts included classified or sensitive information, such as information relating to foreign leaders or the schedules of senior White House officials,” Cummings adds.
Holy Hypocrisy, Batman. Now the shoe is on the other foot. Cummings also sent a letter to the FBI asking them to conduct a security review on whether classified or sensitive information was transmitted or stored on Jared or Ivanka’s private accounts or on nongovernmental servers.