Ivanka Trump is speaking out about her use of a private email account while in the White House, arguing the situation is absolutely nothing like the email scandal that plagued Hillary Clinton during the 2016 presidential election.
In an ABC News interview that aired Wednesday, Trump said there is "no equivalency" between her use of a private email address to conduct some government business and Clinton's use of a private email server while secretary of state. "All of my emails are stored and preserved," she said. "There were no deletions. There is no attempt to hide." The Washington Post reported on Trump's email use on Nov. 19, writing that "many" of the emails she sent were "in violation of federal records rules." The House Oversight Committee plans to investigate whether she "complied with the law."
But Trump told ABC News that her emails were just about "scheduling and logistics," and any of the emails that related to government work "are all part of the public record" and did not contain any classified information. Those who see a similarity between this situation and the Clinton email scandal are being dishonest, she insisted, saying, "People who want to see it as the same, see it as the same." Watch a portion of Trump's interview below. Brendan Morrow
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