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Ivanka Trump sent hundreds of government related emails through a personal account last year, despite the existing backlash Hillary Clinton faced in 2016.

Ivanka Trump sent hundreds of government related emails through a personal account last year, despite the existing backlash Hillary Clinton faced in 2016.

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Ivanka Trump sent hundreds of government related emails through a personal account last year, despite the existing backlash Hillary Clinton faced in 2016.

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Ivanka Trump sent hundreds of government related emails through a personal account last year, despite the existing backlash Hillary Clinton faced in 2016.

Email controversy erupts once again with Ivanka Trump’s use of a private account

Hundreds of government business emails were sent out last year through a personal email account, unbeknownst to the public and Trump administration, by none other than the First Daughter.

Since The Washington Post reported on Ivanka Trump’s lack of use of government servers last week, she has come under immediate scrutiny, especially since she claims to not have been aware of the rules.

This generated cries of disbelief and outrage in light of the heavy emphasis her father placed on email regulations during his 2016 presidential campaign against Hillary Clinton who also was found using a private email account. 

The use of this type of account potentially violates the Presidential Records Act put into effect in 1981 which requires the preservation of all communications and records by White House officials.

In the meantime, Trump continues to defend his daughter whilst Congress is looking into the matter.

Auto industry titan Carlos Ghosn is arrested and then fired 

Carlos Ghosn, former Nissan Chairman and one of the most powerful men of the auto industry, was arrested on Nov. 19, 2018. Three days later, the Nissan Motor Co. board of directors unanimously voted out Ghosn from his chairman position.

The man credited with the alliance of Nissan, Renault, and Mitsubishi Motors which sold 10.6 million cars last year is now accused of multiple financial misconducts.

Ghosn is currently being held in Tokyo’s main detention center and faces a sentence of up to 10 years in prison, a 10 million yen fine (about $90,000), or both.

Japanese authorities must file charges by Dec. 12, 2018, or let him go.

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg stands his ground

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CEO of the world’s largest social network platform reaffirmed his position despite being a target of fake news, election meddling, and privacy concerns this past year.

Since the results of the 2016 U.S. presidential election, the nation has been in uproar over the debated extent of Russian government involvement, especially through Facebook. This has run parallel to the sudden 40 percent drop in Facebook stock since its record high in July.

However, the heavy backlash has not shaken Zuckerberg’s resolve. In an interview with CNN on Nov. 20, 2018, he said that neither he nor his No. 2, Sheryl Sandberg, are going to budge.

In the interview, Zuckerberg said, “A lot of the criticism around the biggest issues has been fair, but I do think that if we are going to be real, there is this bigger picture as well which is that we have a different world view than some of the folks who are covering us.”

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