Well WELL. Guess who has used a private email server to discuss White House business with other administration officials? Hint: He has the smooth skin of a newborn alien and two pools of oil for eyes. If you guessed Jared Kushner, you win! (Kidding, no one wins.)
Kushner’s lawyer, Abbe Lowell, confirmed Kushner’s fondness for his private server in a statement on Sunday. From Politico:
“Mr. Kushner uses his White House email address to conduct White House business,” Lowell said in a statement. “Fewer than a hundred 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.”
Since January, Kushner’s interlocutors have included former chief of staff Reince Priebus, former chief strategist Steve Bannon, National Economic Council director Gary Cohn, and spokesman Josh Raffel. Politico, whose reporters have seen around two dozen of the emails, adds that there’s no indication that Kushner shared any classified information on the private account.
According to Lowell, the emails on Kushner’s account were “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.”
Kushner remains under questioning for his ties to Russia, so news of his private server use could very well be of interest to the FBI as it forges ahead with its investigation.
The revelation obviously recalls the private server scandal that cost then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton the god damn presidential election, the preferred talking point of Donald Trump during his campaign. If I recall correctly, I believe there were repeated calls to “Lock her up,” so does this mean we can go ahead and toss Kushner back into the pit of snakes whence he was spawned? Please?