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Kellyanne Conway And Top White House Staff Caught Using Private Email System That Was Hacked

During the election campaign, Trump supporters were fond of saying Hillary Clinton ought to be “locked up” because she used a home-based email server during her tenure as Secretary of State. But now the tables have turned on the Trump White House.

According to a Newsweek report, several members of the Trump administration are using private Republican National Committee email accounts while serving in the White House.

This is a troublesome issue because U.S. intelligence agencies claim that “the RNC email system… was hacked during the 2016 race.”

Among the Trump administration officials using RNC email accounts for official business are Kellyanne Conway, Jared Kushner, Sean Spicer and Steve Bannon, according to the magazine.

“They better be careful after making such a huge ruckus over the private email over at the State Department,” former Bush administration ethics attorney Richard Painter told Newsweek.

Donald Trump with senior advisers.  Imgur

Donald Trump with senior advisers. Imgur

While it isn’t illegal for the administration officials to use the RNC’s private email, they are prohibited from using those accounts to conduct government-related business without properly disclosing them.

Newsweek writes: “If White House staffers have already used the RNC emails system for White House work, they must copy or forward those communications into the government system within 20 days, requirements that went into effect in 2014.”

As the report states, “the Disclosure Requirement was passed to prevent presidents from shielding communications that fall under the Presidential Records Act of 1978.”

Adding to the potential National Security problems the RNC email system could bring, the New York Timed reported that president Trump is still using his unsecured Android phone to send out tweets from the White House.

Shall we lock them up?


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