Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton mocked those who previously criticized Clinton’s use of a private email server Thursday after it was revealed President Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner used a private messaging app for official White House business.
“But his WhatsApp,” the New York congresswoman tweeted, echoing the popular “But her emails” refrain that Trump allies used to argue Clinton’s use of a private server while secretary of state was much worse than any of Trump’s controversies.
“Tell me about it,” Clinton responded to Ocasio-Cortez.
The chairman of the House Oversight Committee said Thursday a lawyer for Kushner told lawmakers last year that the White House adviser uses a private email account and encrypted messaging service WhatsApp for official government business, sometimes communicating with foreign contacts via those methods.
The lawyer, Abbe Lowell, said the president’s daughter Ivanka Trump, also a White House adviser, uses a private email account for official business as well.
The president targeted Clinton’s use of a private email server throughout the 2016 campaign.