Ivanka Trump went on the defensive Tuesday about her use of a private email account for official government business, insisting that her case shouldn’t be compared to that of Hillary Clinton, whom Ivanka’s father, President Donald Trump, has suggested should be arrested for having conducted government business on her own private email server.
“All of my emails are stored and preserved. There were no deletions. There is no attempt to hide,” the first daughter told ABC News. “There’s no equivalency to what my father’s spoken about.”
“There is no restriction of using personal email,” she continued. “In fact, we’re instructed that if we receive an email to our personal account that could relate to government work, you simply just forward it to your government account so it can be archived.”
While Ivanka’s father has accepted his daughter’s explanation — last week President Trump told reporters that he personally looked at the matter and concluded that everything she did was above board — not everyone is convinced. Last week, Democrats in the House reportedly announced their intention to investigate the matter to see “if Ivanka complied with the law.”
In her interview with ABC, Ivanka also addressed a recent disturbing incident at the U.S.-Mexico border that saw border patrol agents use tear gas on migrants — including mothers and their young children. The first daughter called images of a mother running in terror with her two young daughters in tow “devastating,” but added that she stands by her father’s contentious immigration policy.
“I think, like any other person with a heart, it’s devastating to see the images and seeing children put at risk. Running towards the border is heartbreaking,” she said. “But there are people in the caravan who are not so innocent … [the president] has to protect our country’s security.”
Watch Ivanka’s interview with ABC News below.
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