Like Hillary, Ivanka Trump used personal email for government work: Report

Ivanka Trump. Photograph:( Zee News Network )

Agencies New Delhi, Delhi, India Nov 20, 2018, 10.49 AM (IST)

White House advisor and US President Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka Trump sent hundreds of work-related emails using her personal account last year, The Washington Post reported on Monday.

Ivanka violated public records rules, the report said. The White House did not immediately respond to the questions regarding the matter.

The Post, citing anonymous sources, said the discovery was made by White House officials reviewing emails in response to a public records lawsuit.

When asked about it, Trump said she was unfamiliar with details of the rules, the Post said.

A spokesman for  Trump's attorney confirmed that she did use a private email account before she was informed of the rules, and said that all her government-related emails had been turned over months ago, the newspaper reported.

The emails were sent to her assistants, White House aides and cabinet members, the US newspaper said in its report.

Then FBI director James Comey -- fired by the president last year -- announced that the bureau would reopen an investigation into Clinton's use of the private email server just 11 days before the 2016 presidential vote, a move that some say may have helped cost her the election.

Trump supporters still chant "Lock her up!" at rallies, mimicking one of Trump's battle cries during the election campaign, indicating they believe Clinton should be jailed.

Earlier, during the election campaign in 2016 Trump had accused his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton of using a private email during her time as secretary of state, also labelled her as ''Crooked Hillary'' and said she belonged in jail.