President Trump is being pressed for details on his daughter’s email use in office by the same Republican responsible for spearheading the congressional investigation into his former White House rival, Hillary Clinton, that uncovered details about her own email habits while secretary of state.
Rep. Trey Gowdy, the outgoing head of the House Oversight Committee, wrote the president’s chief of staff this week requesting further details about Ivanka Trump’s use of a private email address while serving as a formal adviser to her father.
“In light of the importance and necessity of preserving the public record and doing so in a manner that is reflective of relevant statutory and regulatory requirements, the Committee must assess whether the White House took adequate steps to archive Ms. Trump’s emails and prevent a recurrence,” Mr. Gowdy, South Carolina Republican, wrote in a letter Wednesday to John Kelly.
Mr. Gowdy, 54, led the House panel’s investigation into the 2012 terrorist attack at the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya, taking particular interest in Mrs. Clinton’s handling of the incident as secretary of state under former President Barack Obama. The probe ultimately uncovered substantial details about Mrs. Clinton’s use of a private email server for government business, and Mr. Gowdy, a former federal prosecutor, later claimed that she should have been subsequently charged for mishandling classified information. – READ MORE