Officials feared White House counsel would quit over Trump-Kushner meetings

President Trump walks to Marine One for his first trip as president in January

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Now, days later, the Politico is reporting that Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner's private email use are now the subject of an internal probe by the White House.

24, Politico reported that Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner have both used private email accounts in the past to communicate with other members of President Donald Trump's administration. McGahn ultimately stayed in his role, in part due to the White House hiring a legal team to manage inquiries related to the Russian Federation probe, the Journal said. Another White House official said the president's concern about their current roles was not driven by any sense that they were unable to serve appropriately, but out of a desire to protect his daughter and son-in-law.

As a candidate, Trump routinely attacked his Democrat rival Hillary Clinton over her use of a private email server while she was secretary of state, telling supporters "she has to go to jail" over the affair. In total, six senior aides within President Trump's administration are reported to have used private emails during their time at the White House.

Abbe Lowell, Kushner's laywer, indicated that "fewer than 100 emails about government business are in Kushner's private email domain", and they have been forwarded to the White House account, Politico added.

The correspondence "most often occurred when someone initiated the exchange by sending an email to his personal, rather than his White House, address", Lowell said. His failure to mention his use of a private e-mail account only raised suspicion that the committee could be missing relevant pieces of information that Kushner should have provided.

Ivanka Trump also used a personal email account to conduct White House business, according to emails released by the advocacy group American Oversight.

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters at her daily briefing Monday that White House officials' use of private email is "very limited". Officials said the policy was thoroughly articulated to staff during the transition and enforced from day one.

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