Fox News guest rails against ‘criminalizing private emails’ after Ivanka is busted using personal account
Fox News guest Alan Dershowitz on Tuesday insisted that Ivanka Trump should be forgiven for breaking government rules by using her personal email server for White House business.
The Washington Post first reported on Monday that Ivanka Trump sent hundreds of emails about government business from her personal email account last year.
In a Tuesday segment on Fox News, Dershowitz concluded that both Ivanka Trump and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton should be forgiven for their use of a private email server. Trump supporters have repeatedly called on the president to jail Clinton for the practice.
“Ivanka Trump’s attorneys argue this is not apples to apples,” Fox News host Bill Hemmer told Dershowitz.
“It’s hypocrisy on parade,” Dershowitz said of Ivanka Trump’s critics. “Each side uses whatever arguments that they can to help and bolster their partisan position.”
“Look, everybody uses private emails,” he continued. “We now have a list of probably a dozen people in public life who have used [private] emails. Apparently Ivanka Trump used the emails only for scheduling purposes. There was no classified material. The emails are all preserved.”
“It’s a non-issue,” Dershowitz added. “It’s just partisan bickering. We should not be criminalizing the use of private emails — whether by Hillary Clinton or by Ivanka Trump. And we should put that issue behind us.”
“Seems to me, with this day in technology, we need a better system,” Hemmer quipped. “We’ll see whether or not that happens.”
Watch the video below from Fox News.