In a letter on Thursday, Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD), chairman of the House Oversight and Reform Committee, said that Ivanka Trump’s attorney, Abbe Lowell, informed the committee last year that her client did not preserve emails if she does not respond to them.
Cummings suggested that the practice is in violation of the Presidential Records Act, according to The Associated Press.
The report continued:
The letter says Lowell confirmed that Kushner, Ivanka Trump’s husband and a senior White House aide, uses the WhatsApp to conduct official U.S. government business. According to the letter, Lowell said Kushner has used the application to have “communications with people outside the United States,” though he did not provide the identities of those involved.
Lowell would not tell the committee whether Kushner had ever used WhatsApp to discuss classified information. When asked, Lowell said, “That’s above my pay grade,” and referred questions to the White House and the National Security Council, according to Cummings’ letter.
Representatives for Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner did not respond to a request for comment from the AP.
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