Gowdy sought Hil­lary’s emails, and now Ivanka’s

The Charlotte Observer (Sunday) - - News - BY BRIS­TOW MARCHANT [email protected]­tate.com

U.S. Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-Spar­tan­burg, in­ves­ti­gated Hil­lary Clin­ton’s email use dur­ing the 2016 elec­tion. Now, be­fore he leaves Con­gress at the end of the year, he wants to look into Ivanka Trump’s pri­vate email use.

Fox News re­ported last week that Gowdy, head of the House Over­sight Com­mit­tee, has sent a let­ter to the White House ask­ing for in­for­ma­tion about emails that Pres­i­dent Trump’s daugh­ter re­port­edly sent from a per­sonal email ad­dress as an ad­viser to the pres­i­dent.

Gowdy’s let­ter sets a Dec. 5 dead­line for the White House to pro­vide that in­for­ma­tion, the New York Daily News re­ports.

The Wash­ing­ton Post re­ports that ethics of­fi­cials dis­cov­ered the per­sonal email use dur­ing an in­ter­nal au­dit for a pub­lic records au­dit. The email use raised con­cerns be­cause it ap­pears to vi­o­late open records laws.

Ivanka Trump’s use of email is sim­i­lar to for­mer Sec­re­tary of State Clin­ton’s use of a pri­vate email server.

Gowdy chaired the House com­mit­tee that in­ves­ti­gated the Clin­ton State De­part­ment’s han­dling of a deadly 2012 as­sault on the U.S. con­sulate in Beng­hazi, Libya. That in­ves­ti­ga­tion ul­ti­mately re­vealed Clin­ton’s use of a pri­vate server for her govern­ment email.

Gowdy The Spar­tan­burg Re­pub­li­can doesn’t have long to get to the bot­tom of Ivanka Trump’s email use. He didn’t run for re-elec­tion this year, and his term is up Jan. 3.

But any leads he finds may be pur­sued by Democrats when they take over the House next year.

AN­DREW HARNIK AP

Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., has sent a let­ter to the White House ask­ing for in­for­ma­tion about Ivanka Trump’s emails.

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