AOC and Hillary Clinton mock Jared Kushner for ‘using Whatsapp for White House business’ – after Trump centered 2016 campaign on former First Lady’s private emails scandal
- Congresswoman tweeted ‘But his WhatsApp’ – a play on ‘But her emails’ meme
- Clinton chimed in, replying ‘Tell me about it’ hours after House announcement
- Jared accused of talking to foreign leaders through messaging app, while Ivanka ‘used personal email’
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Hillary Clinton have poked fun at President Trump over Jared Kushner’s alleged use of Whatsapp for White House business.
The congresswoman tweeted ‘But his WhatsApp’ hours after the House Oversight and Reform Committee revealed Kushner and Ivanka Trump had used the messaging app and private email accounts for official business.
The tweet was a play on the ‘But her emails’ meme, which was coined after the FBI probed Clinton over use of her private email server.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tweeted ‘But his WhatsApp’ following Jared Kushner’s alleged use of Whatsapp for White House business
The tweet was a play on the ‘But her emails’ meme, which was coined after the FBI probed Clinton over use of her private email server
Trump capitalized on the investigation during his 2016 election campaign – calling it the ‘biggest political scandal since Watergate’.
Clinton chimed in after seeing Ocasio-Cortez’s tweet, replying: ‘Tell me about it.’
The Bronx Rep. then replied ‘!!!’ to show her excitement that the ex-First Lady responded.
AOC and Clinton chimed in hours after the House Oversight and Reform Committee made its announcement about Kushner and Ivanka
It comes after Democratic Chairman Rep. Elijah Cummings said in a letter to White House counsel Pat Cipollone that the panel confirmed late last year with Abbe Lowell, personal counsel for Kushner and Trump, that the couple used their personal email and WhatsApp for official business.
Lowell confirmed Kusher, President Donald Trump’s, used the messaging service WhatsApp to communicate with world leaders.
He also confirmed that Ivanka Trump, President Donald Trump’s daughter, continues to receive official emails on her personal email account and does not forward them to her official account, which is required by law, the letter noted.
Cummings noted Lowell could not say whether or not Kushner had shared classified information, which he noted ‘would be a major security breach,’ in his messaging.
Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump used their personal email accounts and messaging apps for official business, House Democrats revealed
Cummings revealed he and then-committee chairman Trey Gowdy met with Lowell on December 19, 2018 – after Democrats had won control of the House but before they had officially taken power.
Lowell told them Kushner takes screen shots of his WhatsApp messages and sends them to his official White House email account or to the National Security Council so they can be preserved.
And Lowell confirmed that Kushner ‘had communications with people outside the United States.’
Democratic Oversight Chairman Rep. Elijah Cummings revealed the information in a letter to the White House counsel
As to whether Kushner shared classified information, Lowell replied: ‘That’s above my pay grade.’
He suggested the committee contact the White House or National Security Council for more information.
In December, the New York Times reported Kushner was having information conversations with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, who is known to favor WhatsApp.