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Did Someone Say…EMAILS?


Lock them up! Lock them up!

At least six of President Trump’s closest advisers occasionally used private email addresses to discuss White House matters, current and former officials said on Monday.

The disclosures came a day after news surfaced that Jared Kushner, the president’s son-in-law and adviser, used a private email account to send or receive about 100 work-related emails during the administration’s first seven months. But Mr. Kushner was not alone. Stephen K. Bannon, the former chief White House strategist, and Reince Priebus, the former chief of staff, also occasionally used private email addresses. Other advisers, including Gary D. Cohn and Stephen Miller, sent or received at least a few emails on personal accounts, officials said.

Ivanka Trump, the president’s elder daughter, who is married to Mr. Kushner, used a private account when she acted as an unpaid adviser in the first months of the administration, Newsweek reported Monday. Administration officials acknowledged that she also occasionally did so when she formally became a White House adviser. The officials spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the matter with reporters.

The fact that the media spent 2016 obsessed with a trivial nanoscandal and ended up with an administration that was considerably worse even on that trivial issue as well as a huge array of character and substantive issues of actual importance is one heckuva job, Brownie. (As a tweep pointed out, this is where the Curb Your Enthusiasm theme song should play.)

At least the NYT’s star journalists are completely receptive to a fair critique of their priorities and aren’t at all pissy and ultra-defensive about even the mildest criticism.

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