The White House Is Reportedly Investigating Aides' Private Emails

The White House Is Reportedly Investigating Aides' Private Emails
Reports this week said a number of top White House aides used private email accounts to discuss official government business.

The White House is reportedly launching an investigation into private email accounts used by top Trump aides.

The investigation comes after news broke that several senior advisers, past and present, periodically used personal accounts to discuss government matters.

It started with Jared Kushner, President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser. Politico reported Sunday that Kushner occasionally used a private email account to discuss White House matters with government officials.

Then on Monday, the The New York Times reported at least six top advisers also used private email for correspondence. That list includes former chief of staff Reince Priebus, former chief strategist Steve Bannon, National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn and senior policy adviser Stephen Miller.

The president's daughter and adviser Ivanka Trump also used a private email account, but only when she was an unofficial member of the administration.

Politico says investigators are particularly interested in the emails of Kushner and Ivanka Trump since they still work for the administration.

Cohn still works in the White House, too, but Politico didn't mention whether his account was of particular interest.

Investigators are looking into whether any classified information was passed through those accounts and if any emails are relevant in the broader Russia investigation — though, there's no evidence so far to suggest either.