Report: Top Trump officials linked to private RNC email server 

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Top members of President Trump’s team are alleged to have email accounts on a private server.

According to a recent Newsweek report, “…staffers including Kellyanne Conway, Jared Kushner, Sean Spicer and Steve Bannon have active accounts on a Republican National Committee email system.”

The extent of their use of this system is unknown.

The media outlet also notes that “making use of separate political email accounts at the White House is not illegal.”

Counselor to the President: Kellyanne Conway

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Veterans Affairs Secretary: David Shulkin

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Transportation secretary: Elaine Chao

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Energy secretary: Rick Perry

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Secretary of State: Rex Tillerson

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Secretary of Defense: Retired Marine General James Mattis

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Chief of staff: Reince Priebus

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Chief strategist: Steve Bannon


Attorney General: Senator Jeff Sessions

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Director of the CIA: Kansas Rep. Mike Pompeo

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White House national security adviser: Lt. Gen. Mike Flynn

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Deputy national security adviser: K.T. McFarland

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White House counsel: Donald McGahn

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Ambassador to the United Nations: South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley

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Education secretary: Betsy DeVos

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Commerce secretary: Wilbur Ross

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Homeland security secretary: General John Kelly

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Housing and urban development secretary: Ben Carson

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Labor secretary: Andrew Puzder

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Administrator of Environmental Protection Agency: Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt

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Health and human services secretary: Tom Price

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Department of Homeland Security: Retired General John Kelly

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Secretary of agriculture: Sonny Perdue

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However, such activity has been linked to controversy in the past, with the Newsweek piece stating, “the system ( is the same one the George W. Bush administration was accused of using to evade transparency rules after claiming to have ‘lost’ 22 million emails.”

In fact, that case prompted a law called ‘Disclosure Requirement For Official Business Conducted Using Electronic Messaging Accounts’ which mandates that a copy of correspondence on RNC servers be sent to federal systems within a specific time period.

There are potential hacking concerns, but critics are also pointing out that just months ago, Trump had blasted rival Hillary Clinton for her use of a private server.

CBS News reports that Trump even suggested she go to jail for her actions, saying in June that she is guilty of “stupidity and bad judgment.”

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