Kushner forgot to let the Senate Intelligence Committee know about his private email account

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In the past week, it’s become clear just how much people in the Trump White House actually care about whether or not someone uses a private email account when doing government business.

The New York Times reports that at least six of Trump’s closest advisers, including Kushner, Steve Bannon and Reince Priebus, used private email to discuss White House matters.

The sad failure to lock them all up was reinforced on Thursday when it became clear that not only did Jared Kushner use a private account for government business, he also failed to disclose the use of this account when talking with the Senate Intelligence Committee.

CNN has also learned that the chair and vice chair of the committee were so unhappy that they learned about the existence of his personal email account via news reports that they wrote him a letter via his attorney Thursday instructing him to double-check that he has turned over every relevant document to the committee including those from his “‘personal email account’ described to the news media, as well as all other email accounts, messaging apps, or similar communications channels you may have used, or that may contain information relevant to our inquiry.”

Kusher’s attorney claims there’s nothing in the private account that should concern the committee, and it might be plausible that the committee was overreacting. Except for maybe …

Kushner has been criticized in the past for initially not disclosing more than 100 contacts with foreign leaders including those from Russia …