Republican Official Makes Vapid Excuse For Ivanka’s Email Usage & It’s Hilarious

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Some people are just above the law. At least, that is the line that House Republicans are taking as they exit the committee chairmanships, out the door and into mediocrity. One of them gave a last giant suck-up to Donald Trump.

Outgoing House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) claimed that it was simply too much for Ivanka Trump, the president’s number one daughter in many ways, to follow the law. He said complying with the government communication standards with her emails was beyond her. One would think that if this simple rule — do not use private emails — was too much for her, then maybe so was her job as top adviser to the president of these United States.

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The Virginian Republican told CNN’s Erin Burnett on OutFront that “it’s awfully tough:”

‘When things like this come up, it’s important people understand, they need to make sure they’re doing what they can. And it’s awfully tough, as everyone knows, when you’re sending emails about a lot of different things to make sure that you’re doing it according to the rules in the White House or wherever you’re doing it.’

Then, the Republican representative decided to add onto his heaping pile of nonsense. He told the CNN host that Trump’s use of her own private email account as she did the people’s business in the White House was “very different” from that of Hillary Clinton. The only difference was that the secretary of state had a private service, which technically, should have made her communications safer than the president’s favorite child’s emails.

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Goodlatte said Clinton’s email involved classified information. How does he know that Trump’s do not? In fact, they most likely did include classified information. The representative continued:

‘I do think, of course, it’s very different to send private emails about matters that are not classified information. There’s a criminal penalty imposed for doing that — when you have classified information that is transmitted improperly, as was the allegation, and I think the facts now support, with regard to Hillary Clinton.’

Republicans said that Trump just used hers for scheduling. However, a person would think that the president’s daughter aka top adviser would not want her schedule blasted out for the world to know her every move. There are bad guys out there, and in all likelihood, the president would not want her kidnapped.

POTUS built part of his persona around the chant “lock her up,” which referred to Clinton using her private email server. Yet, when reports arose around Ivanka violating federal law with her personal email account for government business, he called it “fake news,” according to POLITICO:

‘She wasn’t doing anything to hide her emails. There was no deleting like Hillary Clinton did. There was no server in the basement like Hillary Clinton had. You were talking about a whole different, you’re talking about fake news.’

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Ivanka used her personal email in 2017 for communications with cabinet officials, administration staffers, and her aides.

Rep. Goodlatte on Manafort reports: “Any time you lie to the FBI, it’s a serious matter."

“Any time you lie to the FBI, it’s a serious matter. Obviously, we have a dispute here about whether or not he did that.” – Virginia Rep. Bob Goodlatte on reports that former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort lied to the FBI after taking a guilty plea. https://cnn.it/2Ar2EXW

Posted by Erin Burnett OutFront on Monday, November 26, 2018

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