WASHINGTON (KMSP) - Wisconsin Senator and Chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Ron Johnson is requesting a briefing on Ivanka Trump's personal email use for official government business.
Ivanka Trump, the Advisor to the President, sent hundreds of emails about government business from a personal email account last year to White House aides, Cabinet members and her assistant, many in violation of public records rules, according to a report from The Washington Post. President Donald Trump told reporters Ivanka Trump's use differed from Hillary Clinton's email controversy as the emails in Ivanka Trump's case were not classified or deleted.
Senator Johnson sent a letter Tuesday to Acting White House Counsel Emmet Flood, in which Johnson asked for more information to determine whether Ivanka Trump's personal email use was intentional or inadvertent.
He requested data, including the amount of official emails Ivanka Trump sent or received from her personal account. He also called for a timeline of her employment history and status in the transition and the White House, as well as when her personal and private accounts were created and when she received training on compliance obligations. Johnson asked if she preserved all official emails, including those from and received by her personal account.
"The Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs has jurisdiction over federal records, and it is a responsibility we take very seriously," wrote Johnson. "As a result, I respectfully write to request further information about the White House’s compliance with federal record-keeping requirements."
Johnson requested a written response and briefing by Dec. 7.
The Associated Press contributed to this article.