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Democrats House of representatives want information about Kushner uses of WhatsApp messaages

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The Democratic head of a U.S. congressional investigative committee on Thursday squeezed the White House for data on whether President Donald Trump's Son in-law and advisor, Jared Kushner, utilized the informal WhatsApp messaging tools to communicate sensitive or classified information with foreign leaders.

In the letter, Cummings noticed that Kushner's legal counselor had told Congress in December that Kushner used WhatsApp as a component of his official duties however did not say whether such messages included classified information.

The congressman likewise said the lawyer told his committee that Ivanka Trump, the president's daughter and Kushner’s wife , continued to receives emails identified with authority business on a personal email account.

Cummings said in his letter that a law overseeing presidential records forbids top White House authorities, including the president and VP, from using non-official electronic messaging accounts.

Cummings said that when it was under Republican control in march 2017, his committee began investigating whether White House authorities were using personal email and messaging records to conduct official business.

He said that Trump's White House had so far failed to give documents and information and was “obstructing” his committee’s endeavors to investigate possible violations of White House policy and the presidential records law.

CTM News | 21 March 2019

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