Ivanka Trump insists ‘lock her up’ should not apply to her private email use in the White House
Ivanka Trump (ABC News)

Ivanka Trump carved out a double standard for her use of personal emails to conduct government business.


The president's daughter and White House adviser insisted her email activity differed from Hillary Clinton's use of a private server, which President Donald Trump hammered repeatedly during his campaign.

"People who want to see it as the same see it as the same," Ivanka Trump told ABC News. "The fact is that we all have private emails and personal emails to coordinate with our family. We all receive content to those emails, and there’s no prohibition from using private email as long as it’s archived and as long as there’s nothing in it that’s classified."

The president and his supporters say Clinton should be prosecuted and jailed for her email activity, but Ivanka Trump insisted on a double standard.

"In my case, all of my emails are on the White House server," she said. "There’s no intent to circumvent, and there were no mass deletions after a subpoena was issued. My emails have not been deleted, nor was there anything of substance, nothing confidential that was within them. So there’s no connection between the two things."

Reporter Deborah Roberts pressed further, and reminded the president's daughter of anti-Clinton chants Trump leads at campaign rallies.

"So the idea of lock her up doesn’t apply to you?" Roberts asked.

"No," Ivanka Trump said.