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House Dems probe Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump's use of private accounts for government business

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Rep. Elijah Cummings, the chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, is giving the White House a final chance to "voluntarily" cooperate with his investigation into the use of private email and messaging accounts by Jared Kushner, Ivanka Trump and other White House officials before turning to "alternative means" to obtain the information.

In a letter sent Thursday to White House counsel Pat Cipollone, Cummings accused the White House of "obstructing" his committee's investigation into allegations of violations of federal record laws. The Oversight panel, Cummings said, is interested in probing an admission by Kushner's attorney, Abbe Lowell, that the president's son-in-law and senior adviser "has been using the messaging application WhatsApp as part of his official White House duties to communicate with foreign leaders." It is unclear whether Kushner's communications included classified information, which Cummings noted would be a "major security breach." Cummings asked Cipollone to confirm by March 28 whether the White House intends to comply voluntarily with its investigation........

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