The E-Mail Scandal Goes Well Beyond Javanka

Reports that Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump haven’t been complying with security and record keeping regulations naturally provokes Democrats to cry hypocrisy, given the outsized attention Hillary Clinton’s emails received in the 2016 election. But as eagle-eyed blogger Marcy Wheeler notes, the power couple is merely the most public manifestation of a much more pervasive problem.

Wheeler calls attention to a piquant detail in a Politico report about comments made by House oversight and reform chairman Elijah Cummings about former national security advisor K.T. McFarland:

Cummings also told Cipollone that the committee obtained a document showing that McFarland was using an AOL.com account to conduct official White House business. Cummings said the document shows that McFarland was in communication with Tom Barrack, a longtime Trump confidant and the chairman of the president’s Inaugural Committee, about transferring “sensitive U.S. nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia.”

So, to be clear: a senior White House official was communicating about a super-sensitive issue on an AOL.com account.

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