Ivanka Trump is under fire for breaking this major political rule

Wait, WHAT?

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Wait, WHAT?

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.

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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.

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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!

Jenny Proudfoot
Features Editor

Jenny Proudfoot is an award-winning journalist, specialising in lifestyle, culture, entertainment, international development and politics. She has worked at Marie Claire UK for seven years, rising from intern to Features Editor and is now the most published Marie Claire writer of all time. She was made a 30 under 30 award-winner last year and named a rising star in journalism by the Professional Publishers Association.