Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) revealed that Deputy National Security advisor K.T. McFarland was using a personal AOL.com email account to conduct official White House business.
A shocking Politico report uncovered the news when the House Oversight Committee requested documents from Kushner and other current and former White House officials.
The requested information uncovered senior White House aide Jared Kushner was using secret modes of communication like WhatsApp to talk with elected officials. Kushner told the officials that he was taking screen captures to ensure they were following open records requirements.
“Cummings said the document shows that McFarland was in communication with Tom Barrack, a longtime Trump confidant and the chairman of the president’s Inaugural Committee, about transferring ‘sensitive U.S. nuclear technology to Saudi Arabia,'” Politico reported.
Republicans were merciless in attacking former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton for using a private email server in some of her communications. It’s currently unknown if McFarland’s private email on the AOL server possesses classified information. The House hasn’t announced whether they’ll have a hearing about the private email use.