But Her Emails! Scott Pruitt Used His Private Email To Conduct Gov't Business

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Former EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt is the latest Trump administration official outed as a private email user.

Considering the amount of time and energy President Donald Trump spent railing against Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server on the campaign trail — and from the Oval Office — it is mind boggling that any member of the Trump administration would be caught doing the same.

But another such official was outed this week by The Guardian: former Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt.

Via Bloomberg:

Pruitt becomes the latest official from the Trump administration to allegedly use a non-government email account for official business in spite of President Donald Trump frequently citing similar accusations against Democrat Hillary Clinton during the 2016 campaign.

Pruitt left office in July under pressure over revelations about his spending, travel and an unorthodox condo rental. He used a private email account for work over a period of months, the Guardian said, citing records provided to the Sierra Club, an environmental group. The emails were forwarded to his government account on the day he resigned.

Ivanka Trump, daughter of the president and White House adviser, was also caught using private email to conduct some degree of official business.

The emails were reported in November by the Washington Post after White House officials discovered them while responding to a public records request.

Using personal accounts rather than government email can be a way to shield messages from official records and is also less secure.

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AtomicNixon
AtomicNixon

I love this false equivalence they're trying to set up, as if this is anywhere equal to China being fed every email sent through the State Department for how many years?

AtomicNixon
AtomicNixon

"Using personal accounts rather than government email can be a way to shield messages from official records and is also less secure." Yes! Almost as insecure as piping all your encrypted traffic through a third-party spam-filtering service, or running a server without an SSL certificate.