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President Donald Trump has rejected claims of hypocrisy after revelations that his daughter Ivanka Trump used a personal email server to send hundreds of emails relating to government business. The emails were reportedly sent to White House aides, Cabinet officials and her assistants. The president famously called for his 2016 campaign opponent Hillary Clinton to be 'locked up' after her use of a personal email account was revealed.
"They weren’t classified like Hillary Clinton. They weren’t deleted like Hillary Clinton, who deleted 33,000. She wasn’t doing anything to hide her emails," Trump told reporters Tuesday.
Senior Democrats were quick to call for a Congressional investigation into the matter and with Republicans losing control of the House in January 2019, the Trump administration has little recourse to stop it from going ahead.
These developments come as the New York Times reports that earlier in the year, the president told the White House Counsel that he wanted the Department of Justice to prosecute both Hillary Clinton and former FBI director James Comey before being warned it could lead to impeachment.