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Sunday, September 24, 2017

Presidential son-in-law and senior adviser Jared Kushner has corresponded with other administration officials about White House matters through a private email account set up during the transition last December, part of a larger pattern of Trump administration aides using personal email accounts for government business. Kushner uses his private account alongside his official White House email account, sometimes trading emails with senior White House officials, outside advisers and others about media coverage, event planning and other subjects, according to four people familiar with the correspondence. POLITICO has seen and verified about two dozen emails.

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I'm sure the DR righties contingent will be along presently to give this vapid princeling what-for.

#1 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2017-09-24 04:46 PM | Reply

Hillary ignored middle America's cries to use private email!

#2 | Posted by snoofy at 2017-09-24 04:50 PM | Reply

A private family server?
Where have I heard that before?
"Drain the swamp!"
Numbskulls.

#3 | Posted by Doc_Sarvis at 2017-09-24 05:27 PM | Reply

But but but this is different... it's Trump....

#4 | Posted by 726 at 2017-09-24 07:20 PM | Reply

LOCK HIM UP!

#5 | Posted by schmanch at 2017-09-24 08:09 PM | Reply

LOCK HIM UP!

Funny how none of the Teajadists/NS are anywhere to be found in this thread. Go figure!

#6 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2017-09-24 11:19 PM | Reply

If it was okay for Clinton, then it has to be okay for Kushner. Double standard, much?

#7 | Posted by Retorter17 at 2017-09-24 11:44 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

Lock him up! Lock him up!

#8 | Posted by mOntecOre at 2017-09-25 12:20 AM | Reply

Lurk more Russian.

#9 | Posted by Tor at 2017-09-25 12:20 AM | Reply

#7 Not as much as you and the rest of the swamp.

#10 | Posted by squinch at 2017-09-25 12:21 AM | Reply

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lock him up...

Except everyone knows by now only Republicans play hardball. Democrats don't take their political wars to the limit unless the Republicans are on board.

There's one set of rules for Republicans and another for Democrats, just like there's one set of rules for the rich and another with long prison sentences for the poor, just like there's one set of rules for the USA, Israel and Saudi Arabia and another for everyone else.

#11 | Posted by bayviking at 2017-09-25 06:09 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Where's all the shirtheads that were crying over Hillary on this?

Their silence speaks volumes.

#12 | Posted by 726 at 2017-09-25 06:59 AM | Reply

Harmless--Jared was only looking at and sharing Breitbart links, Ziggy cartoons and pix from Page Six of News of The World...

#13 | Posted by catdog at 2017-09-25 08:22 AM | Reply

If I did one tenth of what Jared did I would be in prison right now.

#14 | Posted by Zed at 2017-09-25 08:40 AM | Reply

Where's all the shirtheads that were crying over Hillary on this?
Their silence speaks volumes.

#12 | POSTED BY 726 AT 2017-09-25 06:59 AM

#7 is a Nazi sympathizer, probably an old poster under a new name.

#15 | Posted by aborted_monson at 2017-09-25 09:12 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Why do they keep bringing this crap up for every person who does this? Hillary already made it legal so from that point on, it's not worth talking about. The media is fishing for hits but don't let them do that on this topic. It's a dumb topic that an FBI Director even publicly stated someone did something wrong but he's not going to prosecute. Which means it's a non-issue. Stop reporting it.

#16 | Posted by humtake at 2017-09-25 11:51 AM | Reply

Why do they keep bringing this crap up for every person who does this? Hillary already made it legal ...

Because the hypocrisy is staggering.

Before 2016, many public officials used private email for some government business. It wasn't treated like a big deal.

In 2016, Hillary doing what so many others did was treated as the most serious criminal offense and government scandal ever.

After 2016, many public officials are using private email and it's no big deal again.

Hillary didn't make it legal. It was not treated as a crime before she did it.

Now that so many people continue to yell "lock her up" about her email, they should demand the same about Kushner and others doing it. When they don't, it's an implicit admission they are worthless partisan dillweeds.

#18 | Posted by rcade at 2017-09-25 12:25 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 9

If it was okay for Clinton, then it has to be okay for Kushner. Double standard, much?

#7 | POSTED BY RETORTER17

It was legal when she did it.

I don't think it is anymore.

Stop watching Fox News and you might get a few facts.

#19 | Posted by Sycophant at 2017-09-25 12:26 PM | Reply

Why do they keep bringing this crap up for every person who does this? Hillary already made it legal so from that point on, it's not worth talking about.
#16 | POSTED BY HUMTAKE

Another Fox News addict I see.

Honestly, do they EVER give you guys facts over there? It was LEGAL when Clinton did it. There was no LAW against it.

The law went into effect AFTER she left office.

Stop posting lies so we can have a legit discussion of the damn topic.

#20 | Posted by Sycophant at 2017-09-25 12:28 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

So people are asking for reciprocity in how they treated Clinton.

So here is mine. What he did may not be illegal, but it shows horrible judgement. While it might not be illegal, it does preclude him from holding high position in my mind. If he were to run for President, I would most likely not vote for him.

Rcade, It was never my position that she be prosecuted for this... However if it were... And as the events played it it was found that what she did was not considered an action that should be prosecuted, I don't think it is necessarily hypocritical to take that "loss" and move on and not take up the cries to prosecute if it happened again. Granted it's now the other side of the aisle so it could be hypocritical, but we really don't know until another Dem does it.

#21 | Posted by kwrx25 at 2017-09-25 01:05 PM | Reply

I want to know the level of security of those emails so we can judge appropriately in comparison.

#22 | Posted by Petrous at 2017-09-25 01:16 PM | Reply

Kushner(R) has the magic (R) so he can do no wrong.

#23 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2017-09-25 01:29 PM | Reply

#23 You are so right, so why is there even this story?

#24 | Posted by fishpaw at 2017-09-25 02:54 PM | Reply

Waiting for Trey Gowdy to open Congressional Hearings later this week.

#25 | Posted by Bubba10 at 2017-09-25 03:11 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

The Hypocrisy is not even astounding anymore. It SOP for the Right and their cadre of flunkies.

Look, I defended her choice to use a private server. Precedence was set far earlier. The right on the other hand acted like it was the end of the world and was a massive illegal conspiracy. Personally I think it was smart politics for someone who had political ambitions - as long as it was allowed. Guess what? And it WAS allowed. Keep in mind Powell set the standard and has never turned in ANY emails or Allowed an inspection of the server PERIOD - which I have to believe is a violation of federal law.

Now we are in the present. And at the present time it is ONLY allowed in emergencies - doesn't sound like these were emergencies. So when will the hearings be scheduled? Has the FBI been involved yet? And all you hear are the occasional weak deflection and crickets.

#26 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2017-09-25 03:48 PM | Reply

worthless partisan dillweeds. - #18 | Posted by rcade at 2017-09-25 12:25 PM
Did he break the law by failing to provide copies of his correspondence per the Presidential Records Act? If so, file charges. Oh, no evidence of that, eh?
Was there any indication that he has shared any sensitive or classified material on his private account? If so, file charges. Oh, not according to the article linked.
Was he...oh, how did Comey put it..."extremely careless in their handling of very sensitive, highly classified information." If so, revoke his security clearance. Oh, no evidence of that.
Did Kushner's emails include seven message chains with information classified as top secret? If so, file charges. Oh, that was Clinton again, sorry.

Look, people want to pretend that folks were up in arms because Sec. Clinton used a private server. They willfully ignore that the American people felt like she did that to hide her actions from them. Whether that was her intention or not, that was the impression her actions gave. Add to that deletion of emails and the lies regarding classified materials on the server and you end up with yet another drop in public opinion and, as it turned out, electability.

Hypocrisy would be seeing evidence of wrongdoing and then not taking action. Has there been any evidence of wrongdoing? If not, what precisely is the hypocrisy?

#27 | Posted by Avigdore at 2017-09-25 05:34 PM | Reply

Wow...that article is pretty damned biased too. Check this line out:
"Clinton cited the investigation into her email practices as one reason for her defeat. Comey, who in July 2016 formally cleared her of any wrongdoing"
Comey most assuredly did not clear her of any wrongdoing.
His actual words:
" extremely careless in their handling of very sensitive, highly classified information"
"Although there is evidence of potential violations of the statutes regarding the handling of classified information, our judgment is that no reasonable prosecutor would bring such a case."
Not bringing a case is not the same as clearing her of any wrongdoing. Biased article is biased.

#28 | Posted by Avigdore at 2017-09-25 05:43 PM | Reply

Kushner(R) has the magic (R) so he can do no wrong.

#23 | Posted by IndianaJones

He also has the magic ($).

#29 | Posted by donnerboy at 2017-09-25 08:09 PM | Reply

Does that (R) stand for lack of actionable evidence of wrongdoing?

#30 | Posted by Avigdore at 2017-09-25 10:18 PM | Reply

Does that (R) stand for lack of actionable evidence of wrongdoing?

#30 | POSTED BY AVIGDORE

No. It stands Really Stupid apparently.

#31 | Posted by Sycophant at 2017-09-26 09:55 AM | Reply

@#31 | Posted by Sycophant at 2017-09-26 09:55 AM | Reply | Flag: Is a devout believer that the Really Stupid can do no wrong.

Kushner(R) has the magic (R) so he can do no wrong. - #23 | Posted by IndianaJones
I suppose we know why Sycophant thinks Sycophant is right all the time.

#32 | Posted by Avigdore at 2017-09-26 10:06 AM | Reply

"Not bringing a case is not the same as clearing her of any wrongdoing. Biased article is biased."

OMG! Some liars just can't stand it that Hillary didn't really commit a crime, they hate her so much that they want her charged and incarcerated anyway. It must be awful to live in such a hate filled life. These dunces don't even understand that their hatred for Hillary was manufactured by Karl Rove over many decades and implanted into their feeble minds. Joseph Goebels would certainly approve of the use of propaganda as a tool to convince the dumbest among us of anything that the purveyors of that propaganda want.

#33 | Posted by danni at 2017-09-26 10:13 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

@#33 | Posted by Danni at 2017-09-26 10:13 AM
Is that liar comment aimed at me, Danni? Would you care to point out the lie, if so?
Also, if it was aimed at me, could you point out the part that led you to mistakenly believe that I harbor any hatred of Sec. Clinton?

#34 | Posted by Avigdore at 2017-09-26 10:22 AM | Reply

Some liars ... they hate..These dunces... their feeble minds... the dumbest among us - #33 | Posted by Danni at 2017-09-26 10:13 AM | Reply

Well, we do agree on one thing: "It must be awful to live in such a hate filled life."

#35 | Posted by Avigdore at 2017-09-26 10:25 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

worthless partisan dillweeds.

#18 | Posted by rcade at 2017-09-25 12:25 PMFlag: ReceivedFunnyNewsworthy

Donald loves the uneducated.

#36 | Posted by Zed at 2017-09-26 11:21 AM | Reply

@#31 | Posted by Sycophant at 2017-09-26 09:55 AM | Reply | Flag: Is a devout believer that the Really Stupid can do no wrong.
#32 | POSTED BY AVIGDORE

Who said I support Trump?

#37 | Posted by Sycophant at 2017-09-26 11:22 AM | Reply

Did he break the law?

#27 | Posted by Avigdore at 2017-

No, he just says one thing and does the other. No law against being a dill weed, even a rich one.

#38 | Posted by Zed at 2017-09-26 11:23 AM | Reply

worthless partisan dillweeds. - #18 | Posted by rcade at 2017-09-25 12:25 PM
Did he break the law by failing to provide copies of his correspondence per the Presidential Records Act? If so, file charges. Oh, no evidence of that, eh?
Was there any indication that he has shared any sensitive or classified material on his private account? If so, file charges. Oh, not according to the article linked.
Was he...oh, how did Comey put it..."extremely careless in their handling of very sensitive, highly classified information." If so, revoke his security clearance. Oh, no evidence of that.
Did Kushner's emails include seven message chains with information classified as top secret? If so, file charges. Oh, that was Clinton again, sorry.
#27 | POSTED BY AVIGDORE

That's great and all. But here's the problem. AFTER Clinton, the law changed. They are no longer allowed to use private email servers.

So yeah...now can we prosecute?

#39 | Posted by Sycophant at 2017-09-26 11:23 AM | Reply

So yeah...now can we prosecute?

#39 | Posted by Sycophant at 2017-09

Got my vote.

#40 | Posted by Zed at 2017-09-26 11:24 AM | Reply

"Well, we do agree on one thing: "It must be awful to live in such a hate filled life."

Still doesn't understand that his hatred for Hillary was manufactured and placed in his brain by right wing media, I can only inform, I can't make them understand.

#41 | Posted by danni at 2017-09-26 11:33 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

They are no longer allowed to use private email servers. - #39 | Posted by Sycophant at 2017-09-26 11:23 AM
Got a citation for that assertion?

#42 | Posted by Avigdore at 2017-09-26 11:34 AM | Reply

Also I missed that you called it a private email server. It's not, it's a private domain and private account, not their personal server. But I doubt that changes the legality. I await your citation, though.

#43 | Posted by Avigdore at 2017-09-26 11:37 AM | Reply

Still doesn't understand - Danni at 2017-09-26 11:33 AM

#44 | Posted by Avigdore at 2017-09-26 11:40 AM | Reply

Did he break the law?
#27 | Posted by Avigdore at 2017-

It is a violation of the federal records law to use a private account for federal government business.

#45 | Posted by donnerboy at 2017-09-26 11:48 AM | Reply

It is a violation of the federal records law to use a private account for federal government business. - #45 | Posted by donnerboy at 2017-09-26 11:48 AM
That is an untrue statement. Hopefully merely a misstatement on your part.
The last provision forbids officers and employees of the executive branch from using personal email accounts for government business, unless the employee copies all emails to either the originating officer or employee's government email, or to an official government record system to be recorded and archived.

#46 | Posted by Avigdore at 2017-09-26 11:58 AM | Reply

Congress will start hearings into this breach of security on the 30th of February.

#47 | Posted by 726 at 2017-09-26 12:09 PM | Reply

Congress will start hearings into this breach of security on the 30th of February. - #47 | Posted by 726 at 2017-09-26 12:09 PM
You have any evidence that there's been a breach in security? The article rather plainly states "There is no indication that Kushner has shared any sensitive or classified material on his private account", but if you have some evidence, I recommend contacting the
FBI.

#48 | Posted by Avigdore at 2017-09-26 12:26 PM | Reply

It is ridiculous and incompetent for anyone in the Trump administration to do this.

And beyond hypocritical for Trump not to immediately fire anyone caught using personal email for government business.

#49 | Posted by Sully at 2017-09-26 12:34 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

I'm so confused. Where the Conservatives chanting "Lock him up"?

#50 | Posted by Sycophant at 2017-09-26 02:35 PM | Reply

Listen, and understand. Bob Mueller is out there, he cant be bargained with, he cant be reasoned with, he doesn't feel pity or remorse or fear, and he absolutely will not stop...EVER,
props to Arnold...LOL

#51 | Posted by ABlock at 2017-09-26 03:58 PM | Reply

I'm so confused (taking the high road). Where the Conservatives chanting "Lock him up"? - #50 | Posted by Sycophant at 2017-09-26 02:35 PM
Yes, when he transmitted classified information over his personal server and lied about it and deleted emails after receiving a congressional subpoena for them the Conservatives were chanting "Lock him up".

#52 | Posted by Avigdore at 2017-09-26 06:32 PM | Reply

"You have any evidence that there's been a breach in security?"

And there won't be any evidence until some intrepid journalist at the Washington Post or the "failing" New York Times ferrets it out.

#53 | Posted by donnerboy at 2017-09-26 07:40 PM | Reply

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