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Ivanka and Jared’s use of personal email is ‘crippling’ the House investigation into their dealings: CNN legal analyst

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On Thursday, CNN legal analyst Laura Coates explained the dangers behind White House aide Ivanka Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner using their personal emails to conduct government business.

Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD), chairman of the House Oversight accused Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump of breaking U.S. law by using personal messaging services.

Cummings is seeking a wide range of documents into a probe against President Donald Trump. The White House has refused to turn over the documents.

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Coates explained that Cummings could have a difficult time retrieving the information he needs for his investigation if the information is not kept in an official government record.

“There is an overlap between what they’re accusing Ivanka and Jared Kushner of doing at this point in time,” she said. “He is fighting for information and documents through evidence.”

“If you don’t have it as part of the presidential or formal government record you can’t get it. If they don’t include or screenshot or have this information forwarded from their personal accounts to their official government accounts, guess what, it goes into essentially the ether and no one can see it again,” she explained.

“That’s why it’s critical to have it captured under the presidential records act. This is why Elijah Cummings and his committee’s power is so important.”

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Ex-AG Matt Whitaker ‘pretty much acknowledges abuse of power’ in Fox News interview

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The former acting Attorney General of the United States argued that presidential abuse of power is not a crime during a Tuesday evening appearance on Fox News.

Abuse of power is not a crime,” Matt Whitaker told Fox News personality Laura Ingraham.

Tufts University Professor Daniel Drezner was fascinated by the admission.

"Interesting that Whitaker pretty much acknowledges abuse of power but doesn’t think it’s egregious," Drezner noted.

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‘Abuse of power is not a crime’: Former acting AG Matt Whitaker makes a brazen claim on Fox News

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Former acting Attorney General Matt Whitaker told a Fox News audience that it is not a crime for President Donald Trump to abuse the power of his office.

Whitaker made the comments while complaining about "global elitists" during an interview with Laura Ingraham.

"What evidence of a crime do you have?" Whitaker asked, despite Trump, acting White House Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney and defense lawyer Rudy Giuliani all admitting Trump sought foreign election interference to help his struggling re-election campaign.

"Abuse of power is not a crime," the nation's former top law enforcement office argued.

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Joe Biden apologizes for ‘partisan lynching’ comments about Bill Clinton’s impeachment

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Former Vice President Joe Biden on Tuesday apologized for comments he made saying impeachment could be viewed as a "partisan lynching."

The comments from a 1998 interview were reported after Biden said it was "abhorrent" and "despicable" for President Donald Trump to refer to impeachment as a lynching.

"Even if the President should be impeached, history is going to question whether or not this was just a partisan lynching or whether or not it was something that in fact met the standard, the very high bar, that was set by the founders as to what constituted an impeachable offense," Biden said in 1998.

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