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At Least 6 White House Advisers Used Private Email Accounts

WASHINGTON — At least six of President Donald Trump’s closest advisers occasionally used private email addresses to discuss White House matters, current and former officials said Monday.


The disclosures came a day after news surfaced that Jared Kushner, the president’s son-in-law and adviser, used a private email account to send or receive about 100 work-related emails during the administration’s first seven months. But Kushner was not alone.

在他们透露此事的一天之前,有消息说,总统的女婿及顾问贾里德·库什纳(Jared Kushner)在白宫工作的七个月里使用私人帐户发送接收大约100封与工作有关的电邮。但是这么做的并不只他一个人。

Stephen K. Bannon, the former chief White House strategist, and Reince Priebus, the former chief of staff, also occasionally used private email addresses. Other advisers, including Gary D. Cohn and Stephen Miller, sent or received at least a few emails on personal accounts, officials said.

这些官员说,前白宫首席策略师史蒂芬·K·班农(Stephen K. Bannon)和前幕僚长雷恩斯·普利巴斯(Reince Priebus)也偶尔使用私人邮箱。其他顾问,包括加里·D·科恩(Gary D. Cohn)和斯蒂芬·米勒(Stephen Miller)在内,也至少在私人邮箱里收发过几封电邮。

Ivanka Trump, the president’s elder daughter, who is married to Kushner, used a private account when she acted as an unpaid adviser in the first months of the administration, Newsweek reported Monday. Administration officials acknowledged that she also occasionally did so when she formally became a White House adviser. The officials spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the matter with reporters.

《新闻周刊》(Newsweek)周一报道,总统长女、库什纳之妻伊万卡·特朗普(Ivanka Trump)在头几个月里担任无偿顾问时,曾使用了一个私人邮箱。行政官员承认,她正式成为白宫顾问之后也偶尔这样做。这些官员不愿具名,因为他们没有被授权与记者讨论这个问题。

Officials are supposed to use government emails for their official duties so their conversations are available to the public and those conducting oversight. But it is not illegal for White House officials to use private email accounts as long as they forward work-related messages to their work accounts so they can be preserved.


During the 2016 presidential race, Trump repeatedly harped on Hillary Clinton’s use of a private account as secretary of state, making it a centerpiece of his campaign and using it to paint her as untrustworthy.

在2016年的总统大选中,特朗普多次抨击希拉里·克林顿(Hillary Clinton)在担任国务卿期间使用私人账户办公,这是他在竞选活动中使用的一个主要把柄,用来渲染希拉里是靠不住的。

“We must not let her take her criminal scheme into the Oval Office,” Trump said last year. His campaign rallies often boiled over with chants of “Lock her up!”


The FBI closed its investigation into Clinton’s handling of classified information and recommended no charges. But even after becoming president, Trump has prodded the Justice Department to reinvestigate.


While the private email accounts spurred accusations of hypocrisy from Democrats, there are differences. Clinton stored classified information on a private server, and she exclusively used a private account for her government work, sending or receiving tens of thousands of emails. The content and frequency of the Trump advisers’ emails remain unknown, but Trump administration officials described the use of personal accounts as sporadic. The emails have not been made public.


“All White House personnel have been instructed to use official email to conduct all government related work,” Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the White House press secretary, said Monday in response to questions about the emails. “They are further instructed that if they receive work-related communication on personal accounts, they should be forwarded to official email accounts.”

“所有白宫人员都收到过指示,要使用官方电邮处理所有和政府相关的工作。”白宫新闻发言人萨拉·哈克比·桑德斯(Sarah Huckabee Sanders)周一表示:“他们还收到了进一步的指示,如果他们在个人邮箱里收到与工作有关的邮件,则应将其转发到官方电邮帐户上。”

The acknowledgment of private email use came as the White House is responding to a wide-ranging Justice Department request for documents and emails as part of the special counsel investigation into Russian election meddling. The use of private emails has the potential to complicate that effort, but White House officials said they were confident in the process.


“I am dealing with honorable professionals and getting what I need,” said Ty Cobb, the White House lawyer leading the response to the investigation. “I am doing all I can to ensure the special counsel receives the materials they request.”

“我正在和可敬的专业人员打交道,拿到我需要的东西。”负责回应调查事务的白宫律师泰·柯布(Ty Cobb)说:“我正在尽全力确保特别检察官收到他们想要的资料。”

It is not clear why even sporadic use continued after a campaign in which email habits became a source of controversy. A former administration official noted, though, that in many cases, people received emails to their personal accounts. In some instances, officials used their private accounts to talk with reporters.


Most of Trump’s aides used popular commercial email services like Gmail. Kushner created a domain, IJKFamily.com, in December to host his family’s personal email. That domain was hosted by GoDaddy on a server in Arizona, records show.


Priebus and Bannon did not respond to messages seeking comment. A person close to Bannon insisted he almost never used his private email for work purposes. A White House spokesman did not immediately respond to a question for comment about the current officials.


The special counsel, Robert Mueller, is leading the investigation into Russian interference in the presidential election and whether anyone around Trump was involved. Mueller’s team has the power to subpoena a company to turn over customer emails.

特别检察官罗伯特·穆勒(Robert Mueller)正领导着对俄罗斯干预大选,以及特朗普身边是否有人卷入其中的调查。穆勒的团队有权发传票命令公司交出客户邮件。

White House officials hope it does not come to that. They have been hurrying to provide Mueller with the documents he has asked for. Cobb has described it as “full cooperation mode.” He has reminded White House aides to search their private accounts for records to give to Mueller.


The White House views such cooperation as its best chance to escape the glare of a special counsel investigation that also touches on Trump’s actions as president.


The private email accounts immediately triggered questions in Congress. Rep. Trey Gowdy, R-S.C., who was among those who most vociferously criticized Clinton’s email use, sent a letter to the White House and federal agencies asking about the Trump administration’s personal email use.

这些私人电子邮件账户立即在国会引发了质疑。来自南卡罗来纳州的共和党众议员特雷·高迪(Trey Gowdy)曾是批评克林顿使用私人电子邮件账号最严厉的人之一。他给白宫和多个联邦机构寄出了一封信,询问特朗普政府使用私人电子邮箱一事。