Published: Thu, November 29, 2018
World News | By Sandy Lane

Ivanka Trump Defends Keeping Her Political Opinions Private

Ivanka Trump Defends Keeping Her Political Opinions Private

Ivanka Trump defended her use of a private email account in the White House on "Good Morning America" Wednesday - and also defended her father, President Donald Trump, from both the looming Russian Federation investigation and criticism over treatment of migrants at the border. There were no deletions.

"All of my emails are stored and preserved", Trump told ABC News' Deborah Roberts in an exclusive interview airing on "Good Morning America". "There is no attempt to hide", she said, adding, "There's no equivalency to what my father's spoken about".

In Mrs Clinton's case, she had set up a private email server at her home in NY that she used for all work and personal emails during her four years as secretary of state.

The New York Times reported last week that, once in office, Trump wanted to order the U.S. Department of Justice to prosecute her but was dissuaded by his White House lawyer.

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After advising her father in an unofficial capacity for the first two months of his administration, she was appointed Advisor to the President, a government employee, from which she draws no salary. It has also raised security concerns, particularly over classified or sensitive information and the possibility of hacking.

An FBI investigation eventually concluded that Mrs Clinton should not face charges, but said she and her aides had been "extremely careless" in their handling of classified information.

Republicans and Democrats on Capitol Hill plan to scrutinize Ivanka Trump's personal email use.

Other government officials, including Vice President Mike Pence when he was Indiana's governor and several past secretaries of state, have also been found to have used private email for government work.

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After insisting that the pictures are "devastating", Roberts asked her to comment on Donald Trump's directive to use lethal force "if necessary". "In fact, we're instructed that if we receive an email to our personal account that could relate to government work, you simply just forward it to your government account so it can be archived".

"He knows exactly where I stand on any issue", she said.

In recent days, President Trump has repeatedly attacked Mueller.

"I think it should reach its conclusion". "And I think after this long period of time, we're well beyond that point, so I think it absolutely should reach its conclusion".

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Last week, officials confirmed that Ms Trump had used a private email account to send hundreds of messages discussing official White House business. I think it's been a long time that this has been ongoing, but I want it to be done in a way in which nobody could question that it was hurried or rushed.

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