Trump again defends Ivanka, calling her personal email use for government business 'very innocent'

President Trump on Thursday said that his daughter and White House adviser Ivanka Trump’s emails were “very innocent” and nothing like Hillary Clinton’s.

He said in response to a reporter’s question about them: “Very innocent. A short period of time. Very early on. There was no deletion of emails like the 33K plus probably another 100K that Hillary did after she got a subpoena.” 

Trump continued: “There was no BleachBit. There was no anything. Just innocent emails. There were no classified emails…Another fake news story.” 

The Washington Post reported on Monday that Ivanka Trump used personal email to conduct government business throughout the bulk of 2017. 

The publication also noted that some “aides were startled by the volume of Ivanka Trump’s personal emails — and taken aback by her response when questioned about the practice. She said she was not familiar with some details of the rules, according to people with knowledge of her reaction.” 

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US President Donald Trump and US First Lady Melania Trump sit down for Thanksgiving dinner at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida on November 22, 2018. (Photo by Mandel NGAN / AFP) (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
President Donald Trump asks if reporters can hear the audio as he talks with troops via teleconference from his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla., Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
The U.S. Coast Guard patrol boat passes President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla., Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018. President Trump made a Thanksgiving Day call to members of the U.S. military from his estate before traveling to a nearby Coast Guard Station to meet with members of the U.S. Coast Guard personally. (AP Photo/J. David Ake)
President Donald Trump leaves the room following his talk with reporters and troops via teleconference from his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla., Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
President Donald Trump talks with troops via teleconference from his Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla., Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
A November 22, 2018 photo shows US President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida on November 22, 2018. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump speaks to the press after talking to military members via teleconference from his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida on November 22, 2018. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
U.S. President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate is seen in Palm Beach, Florida, U.S., November 22, 2018. REUTERS/Eric Thayer
U.S. President Donald Trump speaks via video teleconference with troops from Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida, U.S., November 22, 2018. REUTERS/Eric Thayer
U.S. President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate is seen in Palm Beach, Florida, U.S., November 22, 2018. REUTERS/Eric Thayer
US President Donald Trump speaks to the press after talking to members of the military via teleconference from his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida, on Thanksgiving Day, November 22, 2018. (Photo by Mandel NGAN / AFP) (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)
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