Washington — Ivanka Trump used a private e-mail account “while transitioning into government”, a spokesman for her lawyer said on Monday night. Peter Mirijanian, a spokesman for Trump’s lawyer Abbe Lowell, said President Donald Trump’s daughter — whose White House staff title is assistant to the president — used the private e-mail “almost always for logistics and scheduling concerning her family”. The statement was released after the Washington Post reported that the White House examined her correspondence as part of its response to a public records court case and learned that she had sent hundreds of e-mails — some to government officials — on the private account. Sensitivities surrounding the issue stem from the 2016 presidential election, during which Hillary Clinton’s use of a private e-mail server in her home during her tenure as secretary of state became a key thrust of the Trump campaign. Trump’s e-mail use could draw scrutiny from committees in the US House of Representative...

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