Ivanka Trump is both the First Daughter and Special Assistant to the President, given a West Wing office, classified information clearance and a government-issued phone, something that caused the public to cry nepotism.
Since her appointment, the 37-year-old has only taken on more responsibility, attending state events in place of her father and even considered for the role of UN Ambassador last month. And after her recent dramatic image change, there are rumours that her role is going to give her even more power as she discusses issues that are more and more serious.
It’s hardly surprising therefore that people were taken aback by her recent political blunder, with Ivanka getting in hot water for using her personal email account for White House business.
Yes, Ivanka has apparently sent hundreds of emails about White House business in the last year from her personal email address, even reportedly using her private address to contact government officials.
According to The Washington Post, the emails in question ‘contained mostly logical and personal information’ but ‘some may still have been in violation of federal record rules’.
While sending work emails from private accounts isn’t illegal, it is advised against, given the huge difference in security and protection from government email addresses.
It looks like Ivanka won’t be making that mistake again!