They aired a montage on Tuesday’s show featuring some of the numerous times President Donald Trump bashed Hillary Clinton during the 2016 presidential campaign for using a private email server during her time as secretary of state.
“This is the same Ivanka Trump who is related to Donald Trump?” Scarborough sarcastically asked of the first daughter. “Are you sure it’s the same family?”
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“No one is expecting her father and his constitutionally challenged followers to start screaming for Ivanka to be locked up,” Scarborough added. “But is it not too much to hold Ivanka Trump to the same standard of skepticism and standard of inquiry that we demanded in the press in over a year in the case of Hillary Clinton?”
Meanwhile, thousands of community members were hoping he wouldnt come at all, unless and until Trump was willing to denounce the sort of hateful rhetoric that he has condoned since he began campaigning more than three years ago. By the time Trump touched down in Pittsburgh, more than 70,000 people had signed an open letter composed by Bend the Arc, a local progressive Jewish group, declaring that Trump would not be welcomed in the city until he denounced white nationalism and stopped targeting minorities in his bombast and policies. Trump has faced criticism from members of the Jewish community for years. In the summer of 2016, after he re-tweeted an anti-Semitic image featuring Hillary Clinton, New York Observer writer Dana Schwartz lambasted Trump for what she called a winking promise to this nations worst and most hateful individuals, calling on Kushner, who owned the paper and whose paternal grandparents were Holocaust survivors, to take a stand. (Kushner responded in an op-ed defending his father-in-law.) Last summer, the president sent chills through the community after his equivocal both sides response to the neo-Nazi uprising in Charlottesville, which nearly led then-national economic adviser Gary Cohn to resign. The Tree of Life shooter, himself, invoked #MAGA before undertaking his heinous atrocity.
Ivanka Trump used her personal email account to communicate with White House and cabinet officials on hundreds of occasions last year, both before and after she became an official member of White House staff, according to screen grabs of emails published by a non-partisan watchdog group.
The emails were unearthed by American Oversight after the group filed Freedom of Information Act requests in March 2017, following them up with lawsuits against four government agencies that refused to share the records.
Ivanka Trump repeatedly used a personal e-mail account to conduct government business in 2017
American Oversight eventually received the records from the U.S. federal government’s commerce, treasury, labour, small business administration and education departments.
White House ethics officials learned of Ivanka’s use of personal email when reviewing emails dug up in response to American Oversight’s lawsuit, the Washington Post first reported on Monday.
The New York Times reported in September, 2017, that Ms. Trump, the presidents eldest daughter, was one of at least six White House advisers using private e-mails in the early days of the Trump administration. Newsweek, that same month, reported specifically on Ms. Trumps e-mail use, saying that it was mostly before she formally joined the administration, and that she occasionally did so after she was sworn in as a senior adviser.
U.S. President Donald Trump’s advisers were concerned at the discovery amid fears that Ivanka’s indiscretion was similar to that of Hillary Clinton’s, according to the Post.
Democrats will be in control of at least 232 seats when the new House is sworn in next year, according to The New York Times latest count. And the personal e-mail use of Ms. Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner, who both serve as senior advisers to the president, have been expected to be among the topics the new leaders will address.
Video: Ivanka Trump used private email to message government officials
During the 2016 presidential campaign, Trump repeatedly assailed Clinton over her use of a personal email server when she was secretary of state, lambasting her as “Crooked Hillary” and saying she belonged in jail.
The president’s daughter responded that she didn’t know some of the details surrounding the use of email, the Post reported, citing sources aware of her reaction.
Ms Trumps behaviour recalled Hillary Clintons use of personal emails while secretary of state which led Donald Trump to label her Crooked Hillary and claim that she endangered national security. Supporters of Mr Trump regularly chant lock her up at rallies aimed at Mrs Clinton over the issue.
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Emails published by American Oversight show Ivanka communicating with the likes of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross and treasury official Daniel Kowalski, a counselor to Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, using an email address with a “.com” domain name, rather then a government-issued “.gov” address.
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An email sent by Ivanka Trump to Education Secretary Betsy DeVos before Ivanka became an official member of White House staff.
An email sent by Ivanka Trump to Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross in June 16, 2017, after Ivanka became an official member of White House staff.
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The publication of Ivanka’s emails prompted accusations of hypocrisy among critics of the Trump administration.
Philippe Reines, who was a senior adviser to Clinton during her tenure as secretary of state, tweeted: “John Kelly [White House chief of staff] must be compelled to explain to Congress why Ivanka & Jareds security clearances were granted on a permanent basis despite their email practices being known at that time to the White House as running afoul of security requirements.
A review conducted last year found that Ms Trump, a senior advisor to her father, would regularly use a private email account she shared with her husband, Jared Kushner, for official correspondence, The Washington Post said.
Robert Reich, who served as secretary of labour under the Bill Clinton presidency, tweeted a list of Trump administration members who used personal email to conduct official business before stating, “The shameless hypocrisy of these people never ceases to amaze me.”
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Members of the Trump administration who have used personal email to conduct official business: 1) Ivanka Trump 2) Jared Kushner 3) Steve Bannon 4) Stephen Miller 5) Reince Priebus6) Gary Cohn
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Laurence Tribe, professor of constitutional law at Harvard University, tweeted: “You cant make this stuff up. Not after that gang did the Lock Her Up! chant against Hillary for two solid years so Ivanka could become First Daughter. Above the law, just like daddy. Disgusting hardly says it.”
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“The president’s family is not above the law, and there are serious questions that Congress should immediately investigate,” said Austin Evers, executive director of American Oversight, said in a statement.
Less than 24 hours after it was revealed that Ivanka Trump used a private email account for government business, former Trump aides slammed the move as "hypocritical," given that her family's aggressive attacks against Hillary Clinton's misuse of a private email server as secretary of state was an integral part of President Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign.
“Did Ivanka Trump turn over all of her emails for preservation as required by law? Was she sending classified information over a private system?
“For more than two years, President Trump and senior leaders in Congress have made it very clear that they view the use of personal email servers for government business to be a serious offense that demands investigation and even prosecution, and we expect the same standard will be applied in this case.”
Peter Mirijanian, head of a Washington public relations firm and spokesperson for Ivanka Trump’s ethics counsel Abbe Lowell, said in a statement that the president’s daughter did not delete her emails and kept them in conformity with laws governing the preservation of records, CNN reported.
Mirijanianan also sought to differentiate Ivanka Trump’s use of personal emails with Hillary Clinton’s. He said that unlike Ivanka, Clinton set up a private server and shared classified information in her emails.
“Like most people, before entering into government service, Ms. Trump used a private email. When she entered the government, she was given a government email account for official use,” Mirijanian told CNN.
“While transitioning into government, until the White House provided her the same guidance they had to others who started before she did, Ms. Trump sometimes used her private account, almost always for logistics and scheduling concerning her family.”
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Neither Ivanka Trump, President Trump nor the White House have responded to Monday’s revelation.