Nov 28, 2018

Ivanka Trump defends private email use: "No equivalency" to Clinton

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Ivanka Trump defended her use of a private email account to send hundreds of emails to White House aides in an interview with ABC News, saying there is "no equivalency" to what Hillary Clinton did with a private email server.

The big picture: Trump says all of the emails "are stored and preserved. There were no deletions. There is no attempt to hide anything." But her use of a personal email account is a prime target for House Democrats who say they want to investigate it for a possible violation of federal law. President Trump made Clinton's use of a private email server a primary talking point during his campaign and has continued to mention it since taking office, tweeting about it as recently as Tuesday night.

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Sanders requests recount of Iowa recanvass after results show shrunken margin

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Sen. Bernie Sanders said in a statement Tuesday night he will request a recount of the Iowa Democratic Party's recanvass results.

Where it stands: Both Buttigieg and Sanders requested partial recanvasses in Iowa last week after results were delayed and showed several errors following a software malfunction on caucus night.

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Energy deputy secretary nominee faces heat after contradicting Trump

Mark Menezes speaks at a forum in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, June 12. Photo: Minasse Wondimu Hailu/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

Trump administration officials are internally raising concerns about President Trump’s nominee for Energy deputy secretary, who appeared to openly contradict the president on nuclear waste storage at Nevada’s Yucca Mountain last week.

Driving the news: While speaking at a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee hearing last Wednesday, Mark Menezes told members of the panel that the Trump administration is still interested in storing nuclear waste at Yucca Mountain and that “what we're trying to do is to put together a process that will give us a path to permanent storage at Yucca."