But Her Emails! Betsy DeVos Is Using Her Personal Email For Gov’t Purposes
An internal report states that Betsy DeVos sent or received less than 100 messages on her four personal email addresses during her first 15 months in office, reports the Detroit Free Press.
According to the report, investigators could not prove that DeVos followed federal law, when saving official government emails drafted on personal accounts.
“We did not identify any instances where the secretary forwarded emails from her personal accounts to her department email accounts. [T]he secretary’s emails related to government business were not always being properly preserved.”
DeVos joins a list of other Trump administration officials who have been involved in improper personal email usage, including Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner, former senior advisor Steve Bannon, and former Chief of staff Reince Priebus.
Education Department employees are forbidden from using personal emails for work purposes, unless their government accounts are unavailable. Under those circumstances, employees should forward the emails to their official accounts within 20 days.
Overall, the Office of Inspector General for the Education Department concluded that there was no evidence of DeVos making “active or extensive” use of her personal email.