President Trump on Tuesday dismissed as “fake news” reports that his daughter and senior adviser Ivanka Trump may have violated federal law by using a personal email account to conduct government business.
In his first comments on the story, President Trump rejected parallels to his 2016 Democratic opponent Hillary Clinton’s private email setup because he said his daughter’s emails did not contain classified information and she did not use an extensive home server.
“She wasn’t doing anything to hide her emails,” Trump said of his daughter while speaking to reporters at the White House.
“There was no deleting like Hillary Clinton did,” the president continued.
“There was no server in the basement like Hillary Clinton had. You were talking about a whole different, you’re talking about fake news.”