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Hillary Clinton calls Trump advisers’ use of private emails ‘height of hypocrisy’

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Hillary Clinton blames James Comey for ruining the near-certainty she would be the first female president. Photo: Getty
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Hillary Clinton has blasted the “hypocrisy” of the Trump administration after reports emerged that up to six of the President’s advisors used private emails for White House business.

“It is something that, if they were sincere about, I think you would have Republican members of Congress calling for an investigation. I haven’t heard that,” Mrs Clinton said.

“It just goes to the rank hypocrisy that this Trump campaign and now this Trump White House is engaged in.”

The former Democratic presidential nominee was speaking on a SiriusXM livestream when she was asked about the reports.

“The hypocrisy of this administration, who knew there was no real scandal, who knew there was no real basis for all their hyperventilating. [It was] Republican members of Congress who politicised the deaths in Benghazi, which I thought was outrageous,” Ms Clinton said.

“And now we’re finding, as with the latest revelations that they didn’t mean any of it. It’s just the height of hypocrisy.”

Mrs Clinton was referring to the 2012 attacks where the US’s ambassador to Libya Chris Stevens and three other officials, including elite Navy SEALs, were killed in an attack on the consulate.

Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump used private emails

On Monday the president’s son in law Jared Kushner admitted he responded to nearly 100 emails from White House officials on a personal account between January and August.

“These usually forwarded news articles or political commentary and most often occurred when someone initiated the exchange by sending an email to his personal, rather than his White House, address,” Mr Kushner’s lawyer Abbe Lowell said in a statement.

Politico reported the emails included correspondence about media coverage, event planning and other subjects.

The next day, The New York Times reported five other senior advisors of Donald Trump, including Ivanka Trump, former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon and former White House chief of staff Reince Priebus, had also allegedly used private email accounts to conduct official business.

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