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House Democrats vote to subpoena Ivanka Trump's private email and Jared Kushner's WhatsApp messages

Because America needed another email debacle.

The House Oversight Committee voted Thursday to authorize subpoenas of all White House officials' work messages sent through private email accounts and messaging apps. The vote was along party lines, and is likely targeted at Ivanka Trump's private email account, Jared Kushner's WhatsApp messages, and former chief strategist Stephen Bannon's personal cell phone, Politico reports.

Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server for State Department emails was a constant point of contention during President Trump's campaign. But that didn't stop Trump's daughter and adviser Ivanka Trump from using her private email account to conduct government business, or her husband and White House senior adviser Jared Kushner from using the messaging app WhatsApp to talk with foreign leaders. Oversight Democrats had pledged to investigate both of those instances and, after the White House refused to hand over the communications, voted along party lines to okay a subpoena for them.

All White House officials are subject to the subpoena Democrats voted to authorize Thursday, which committee Chair Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) characterized as "mak[ing] it clear that White House records belong to the public — not the president," per Politico. Ranking Member Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) meanwhile called the subpoena "an attempt to create an appearance of some type of controversy."