Jared Kushner Reportedly Used Private Email For White House Business

Tyler Durden's picture

As if the flow of news on this warm September weekend wasn’t hectic enough thanks to President Trump’s decision to pick a fight with professional sports, Politico is out with the latest bombshell report alleging some nefarious act was committed by one of Trump’s closest advisors, his son-in-law, Jared Kushner.

Politico reports that, in an ironic twist, Kushner continued to use a private email account that had been set up during the transition to communicate with fellow administration officials during Trump’s first nine months in office, even as Trump continued to bash his former rival’s mishandling of classified information on a private server during her time at the State Department.

While Politico places the implication of wrongdoing front and center in its story, it waits until lower down to provide a key piece of context from the White House communications department: "Kushner sent less than 100 emails from this account, and those that were sent consisted mostly of quips about news items and minor commentary."

Liberals like to talk about the concept of false equivalence, especially in the context of how the media covered the Clinton email scandal vs. coverage of Trump’s more controversial pronouncements and business arrangements. That's what this Kushner story appears to be. Judging by the description, it’s clear that Kushner didn’t rely on his private account to conduct public business, and only used it to send a handful of messages. More to the point, while he may have violated public-information guidelines, he did not improperly handle classified information.

“Mr. Kushner uses his White House email address to conduct White House business,” Abbe Lowell, a lawyer for Kushner, said in a statement Sunday. “Fewer than 100 emails from January through August were either sent to or returned by Mr. Kushner to colleagues in the White House from his personal email account. These usually forwarded news articles or political commentary and most often occurred when someone initiated the exchange by sending an email to his personal rather than his White House address.”

Politico also noted that Kushner’s use of a private email account was part of a larger pattern of Trump administration aides using personal email accounts for government business. Kushner allegedly used the private account to communicate with Steve Bannon, Reince Priebus, Gary Cohn and Josh Raffel.

Aides who have exchanged emails with Kushner on his private account since President Donald Trump took office in January include former chief of staff Reince Priebus, former chief strategist Steve Bannon, National Economic Council director Gary Cohn, and spokesman Josh Raffel, according to emails described to or shown to POLITICO. In some cases, those White House officials have emailed Kushner’s account first, said people familiar with the messages.

…and then there’s this, six paragraphs in.

There is no indication that Kushner has shared any sensitive or classified material on his private account, or that he relies on his private email account more than his official White House account to conduct government business. Aides say he prefers to call or text over using email.

And that's not even the most glaring example of Politico's tendency to leave key details that detract from the impression of wrongdoing until much later in the story.

Even further down, Politico admits that Kushner’s conduct may not violate the Presidential Records Act...

Private email traffic among White House aides — some of it sent between personal email accounts rather than to or from government addresses — could skirt the requirements of the Presidential Records Act, which requires all documents related to the president’s personal and political activities to be archived. Trump himself is not known to use email but occasionally has email messages to his assistant printed and presented to him.

…And, furthermore, that it couldn’t verify whether Kushner forwarded all work-related emails to his work account, which would render his behavior 100% legitimate. The White House is insisting he remained in compliance, and Politico hasn’t uncovered any evidence to discredit this claim.

Lowell said Kushner has adhered to government record-keeping requirements by forwarding all the emails to his account, though POLITICO could not verify that.

 

Other White House officials have also sometimes used personal accounts to correspond with Kushner and with each other, according to emails seen by POLITICO and people familiar with Kushner’s correspondence. They have also used encrypted apps like Signal and Confide that automatically delete messages, prompting former press secretary Sean Spicer in February to issue a warning to communications staffers that using such apps could violate the Presidential Records Act.

Politico then adds that private-email use in the Trump administration has been “somewhat common” despite Trump’s attacks on Clinton.

The use of personal email accounts in the Trump White House has been somewhat common, even though the president has been a harsh critic of Clinton’s private email habits, frequently leading “lock her up” chants as he traveled across the country on the campaign trail.

Politico also says Kushner and Ivanka Trump set up their private family domain late last year before moving to Washington from New York, according to people with knowledge of events as well as publicly available internet registration records. At the time, Kushner, who served as a senior campaign adviser, was expected to be named to a White House role, while Ivanka Trump was publicly saying she didn’t plan to work in her father’s administration, though she ended up taking an unpaid role with an office in the West Wing. People familiar with the account say it was primarily set up for personal use, but that Kushner has used it to communicate with acquaintances outside the White House about matters relating to Trump and the administration, according to people who have received messages.

Ivanka has an email account on the same domain, but there’s no indication she used her account for work purposes.

So is Kushner's sending of work-related notes from his private email account a major violation on par with Hillary Clinton’s mishandling of classified information? Or just another mainstream attack on Kushner, meant to dilute the Hillary Clinton email narrative?

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buzzsaw99's picture

dude, use the hillary defense.  it's better than the chewbacca defense by far.

tmosley's picture

tbh, any excuse to get rid of this kike and his kikess wife is fine by me.

Sorry, Trump, but you really shouldn't have allowed this to happen.

buzzsaw99's picture

are you not entertained?

strannick's picture

Hes following in the steps of his jailbird fraudster father.

He can put up his 666 Park Ave for bail. 

Post-Truth Society's picture

Fuck all white people.  and yes, jews are white people.  All white people do is complain and take opiods.  Trump and Limbaugh love to take painkillers before hitting the golf course.

Also fuck Zero Hedge and its "non-discrimination policy."

 

overbet's picture

Kushner and Martin Shkeli would make a good cage match to the death. 

The_Juggernaut's picture

At this point, what difference does it make?

auricle's picture

If he deletes emails  then there is a scandal. What exactly was he sending and receiving via that email account. More details needed.

Kushner is not smart but connected and that reflects poorly on Trump. We need actual intelligence not more and different cronyism. Kushner is the runner boy for the men behind the curtain who are making the real decisions. He is the face to the real corruption going on behind him.  

Bigly's picture

The fact is, he should not have white house business to begin with.

Fiscal Smegma's picture

I fo sho am.. Thanks for asking..

junction's picture

According to Donald, his son-in-law is brilliant.  Had Jared been working for the NSA with a top secret security clearance, this misstep would have gotten him fired or worse.

tmosley's picture

Doubt it, from the facts of the case. Just HAVING a private email for non-official discussion of non-official subjects isn't a violation of anything. Just a passing surface level similarity to Hillary's shit.

But still, I want him and his wife out.

Post-Truth Society's picture

You are a worthless piece of white trash just like Kushner and his jew wife.

tmosley's picture

Your insults are bad and you should feel bad.

Also:

>Jews are white

Post-Truth Society's picture

You are a worhtless white shitstain.  Your kind should be rounded up and sterilized.

tmosley's picture

Hahaha, come and try it, kikel.

Post-Truth Society's picture

Go suck some more Soros dick, white libtard scum.

Freddie's picture

Jared Kushner-Soros and Ivanka Soros.  He and his family are pals with Soros and Jared and Ivanka are Clinton pals. 

Post-Truth Society's picture

Shit-stain Trump also invited Clintons to his wedding.

fleur de lis's picture

Nope.

It would take more than that for the NSA to move against Jared or any other high level .gov employee.

If they can't touch Weiner, Clinton, Wasserman, Abedin, or any of the other known schemers after far worse antics, they wouldn't waste time on Kushner.

drendebe10's picture

Wutta fukn moron kushner is. 

Paul Kersey's picture

"So is Kushner's sending of work-related notes from his private email account a major violation on par with Hillary Clinton’s mishandling of classified information? Or just another mainstream attack on Kushner"

Well, it was enough to worry Spicer:

 

"Other White House officials have also sometimes used personal accounts to correspond with Kushner and with each other, according to emails seen by POLITICO and people familiar with Kushner’s correspondence. They have also used encrypted apps like Signal and Confide that automatically delete messages, prompting former press secretary Sean Spicer in FEBRURY to issue a warning to communications staffers that using such apps could violate the Presidential Records Act."

How interesting that ZH would run interference for Goldmanites Kushner and former aluminum siding salesman and crooked CDO architect Gary Cohn.  

On a long enough timeline the survival rate for everyone, other than the Goldmanites, drops to zero.

HopefulCynic's picture

I like to give the benefit of the doubt to the Tylers, since they have done great things, IMO.

 

So I'd like to thnk as not running interference, but wanting to expose, even more, the hypocrisy and subjectivity as wel las the lack of common sense and contextual appreciation of the "left"/"liberals"/so called "establishment".

 

But who knows what goes within ZH, i do appreciate that they sometimes run articles from the other side of the spectrum. 

Paul Kersey's picture

I don't mind ZH site owners posting articles from all sides of the political spectrum, but I do mind it when they are supporting the neocon Israel Firster, financial engineering wealth extractors. So let me restate:

On a long enough timeline, the survival rate for everyone, other than the Goldmanite and the cockroach, drops to zero.

RumpleShitzkin's picture

So you are saying Tyler has a high hard one for Goldman?

You just get here?

Paul Kersey's picture

"So you are saying Tyler has a high hard one for Goldman?"

Just the opposite.  Had you read the article, and understood the Tyler's POV, you might have come to the conculsion that they were running interference for the Goldmanites.  So, you obviously didn't read it, or, if you did, and came to the conclusion that the Tylers have a hard-on for Goldman, you obviously have a reading comprhension problem.   

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RumpleShitzkin's picture

Oh, I read it, numbnuts.

It was Tyler basically reporting on what Politico had to say on the matter.

Big fucking deal. The takeaway is that Kushner is a kike fuckup that has no business there. Hardly interference.

Paul Kersey's picture

Try pulling your brown nose out of Tyler's ass, and re-read the last two sentences in the article, or, better yet, have some grade school kid read them to you. Those sentences were written by the Tylers, defending the royal Kush tush, and not at all the opinion of anyone from Politico.

RumpleShitzkin's picture

It was a question, not a statement, you dildo.

And it isn't equivalent to what Hillary did. Not even close.

MasterChef's picture

It's pathetic how this article attempts to justify Kushner doing more shady shit, which coincidentally is exactly what the authors said should be cause enough for HRC to go to prison.  He's going to jail eventually anyway.  This is just more ammunition for Meuller's probe.  Keep drinking the orange Kool Aid.

Nekoti's picture

Yea, Hitlary set the standard.

Mclovin's picture

Lret me know when he gets his own server in the basement...

Herodotus's picture

He had no intent to use his private email, so it's OK.

buzzsaw99's picture

just wipe your server with a cloth.

1.21 jigawatts's picture

Kushner has a satellite phone to Tel Aviv.  For his orders...

Freddie's picture

Jared = friends with Bibi and Soros.  He and his family also have extensive business dealinsg with some vile family in Isrihell.

localsavage's picture

I for one would be fine with seeing this POS go to jail sooner rather than later.

Bill of Rights's picture

While Hillary goes on book.tours.... grow up dope. 

HopefulCynic's picture

He didn't finish, what he would have written is:

 

And the likes of RHC go to forced labour for life. 

 

You have to admit a few years in jail for Kush would be a good thing for all. 

localsavage's picture

Hey dipshit...I never said she shouldn't go to jail.  I said that he should as he broke the law.  A law which is supposed to help us keep track of the shady shit assholes like Kushner and Hillary do.

MarketAnarchist's picture

But But.... impeach!

AC_Doctor's picture

Here comes Jesus Slayer Robert Mueller in five...four...three...two...one...

swmnguy's picture

Yawn.  I couldn't care less about Jared Kushner's personal use of e-mail. 

Now, what the fuck he's doing in the White House in the first place; that I'd be interested in.

shimmy's picture

Here's hoping the libtard media flps out over this after not giving a shit about killary's email use. Lefty double standard and hypocrisy bullshit is always fun to see.

aloha_snakbar's picture

I cant believe they let this oily, smarmy fuckWeed anywhere near the White Mosque....