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Kushner used private email to talk to White House officials, lawyer says

Kushner used private email to talk to White House officials, lawyer says
Posted at 7:53 PM, Sep 24, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-24 16:45:07-04

(CNN) - Jared Kushner, the son-in-law of President Trump and senior White House adviser, used a private email account to talk to White House officials. Kushner’s lawyer said in a statement Sunday that less than 100 emails went through this account from January to August 2017.

The lawyer also said any “non personal” emails were forwarded to Kushner’s official account and preserved, as required by federal law.

According to Kushner’s legal team, the emails on his private account were usually news articles or political commentary, and Kushner typically only used the account if someone contacted him first.

Sources previously told CNN that White House lawyers discussed Kushner stepping down to ease legal controversy surrounding the Russia probe. White House officials have denied those reports.

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