But his WhatsApp

Oh, huh, that’s interesting: Jared Kushner is using WhatsApp to talk to foreign contacts.

Jared Kushner, Donald Trump’s senior adviser and son-in-law, uses the online messaging service WhatsApp for official business – including communication with foreign contacts, according to a new letter from congressional investigators.

The letter, sent to the White House by the House oversight committee chairman, Elijah Cummings, on Thursday, also says Ivanka Trump, Kushner’s wife and the president’s daughter, is not preserving all of her official emails, as required by federal law.

The new disclosures came in the letter to the White House counsel Pat Cipollone, and demands documents related to the use of personal email and messaging accounts by White House aides.

Maddow’s first segment yesterday was about the fact that Trump and his gang are refusing to send any documents to Congress or to allow any staff to testify. Any at all. This is unprecedented, she said. Presidents have resisted on specifics before, but no president has ever just said No, nothing, forget it. Again, he’s acting like an emperor in a system that doesn’t have emperors and does have a constitution.

“The White House’s failure to provide documents and information is obstructing the committee’s investigation into allegations of violations of federal records laws by White House officials,” Cummings, the Maryland Democrat, wrote.

The Presidential Records Act prohibits senior White House officials from using non-official email or messaging accounts for government business, unless they send copies of the messages to their official accounts.

Abbe Lowell, a lawyer for Kushner and Ivanka Trump, told the committee in December that Kushner was still using WhatsApp as part of his official duties at the White House, including for communications with people outside the United States.

Kushner is an ignoramus and a crook, and this is what he’s doing. Grotesque doesn’t even cover it.

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