Jared Kushner Faces More Transparency Questions In Private Email Use

Jared Kushner's lawyer confirmed a news story that said the president's senior adviser used a private email account since the inauguration.
Posted at 5:20 PM, Sep 25, 2017

President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner used a private email account after Trump took office; that's according to Politico and Kushner's lawyer Abbe Lowell.

It might seem strange for Kushner's attorney to say that, but because he did, some say he downplayed the significance.

Kushner's lawyer said he sent "fewer than 100 emails" from that private account. The attorney also mentioned most of those emails were "forwarded news articles or political commentary."

Politico first broke the news of Kushner's personal account, and the outlet verified roughly two dozen emails.

Politico was shown or told about email exchanges between Kushner and former chief of staff Reince Priebus, former chief strategist Steve Bannon and National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn, among others.

Of course, Trump hammered Hillary Clinton during the campaign for using a private email account when she was secretary of state.

But Kushner's and Clinton's use differ.

Politico notes there are no signs Kushner used his private account to send classified information, which Clinton did.

And an anonymous official told The New York Times Kushner hasn't set up a private email server, which Clinton was criticized for.

But even minor indiscretions could cause problems for Kushner. He's already faced some scrutiny in the ongoing investigations into Russian meddling in the U.S. election.