Twitter rips Jared Kushner after he was busted by the House Oversight Committee for using WhatsApp for official business with foreign leaders. Um, yet Donald Trump and Republicans railed against Hillary Clinton’s email use.
“The House Oversight Committee on Thursday said it had obtained evidence that White House officials, including senior advisers Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump, used personal email accounts and messaging applications, a pattern the panel said appeared to violate laws governing White House records,” the Wall Street Journal reports.
Philip Bump notes the use of WhatsApp “is particularly problematic because messages are encrypted between users, meaning that unless Kushner and Ivanka Trump stored copies of their messages or the recipients turned the messages over to the government, there’s no way to record what was said.”
Reaction on Twitter:
I once heard a senior official talk about the “WhatsApp Quartet”—referring to the regular WhatsApp convos between Kushner, MBS, MBZ, and Bibi. Quite a quartet, indeed. And all thru non-secure comms… https://t.co/95NaWPAlWP
— Ivo Daalder (@IvoHDaalder) March 21, 2019
The fact that Jared Kushner, who couldn’t get a security clearance (or even his job) without nepotism, uses WhatsApp *clandestinely* and *illegally* to communicate with foreign officials outside official channels is another sign of his dangerous lack of fitness for public office.
— Walter Shaub (@waltshaub) March 21, 2019
Lindsey Graham said he will investigate Hillary Clinton's use of private emails@LindseyGrahamSC, I also assume you will be launching a full investigation into Ivanka Trump & Jared Kushner's use of private emails as well, especially since it may be a threat to National Security.
— Ed Krassenstein (@EdKrassen) March 21, 2019
Hillary Clinton’s private email server is treason but Jared Kushner messaging the Saudi Crown Prince on WhatsApp to cover up the murder of a journalist is totally cool, apparently.
— Denizcan Grimes (@MrFilmkritik) March 21, 2019
Can you IMAGINE Hillary appointing Chelsea & her husband to an inside post, forcing though a undeserved clearance, they use personal email & un-secure apps but reassure us it's cool cause they are self-reporting like Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner are doing…
CAN YOU IMAGINE?
— Amee Vanderpool (@girlsreallyrule) March 21, 2019