During a brief interview with ABC News last week, Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) acknowledged the partisan approach that exists within his party, regarding recent reports of jared kushner's email scandal and that of Hillary Clinton.

Gowdy acknowledged this by saying that he knew that the standard he was trying to hold the administration to, put him "in a small minority in this town." The standard he was referring to was his demand that the White House show him the facts.

Earlier that week, both Gowdy and Rep. Elijah Cummings (R-MD) sent letters to the White House, requesting that they hand over all phone numbers, email accounts and other information from senior officials.

They made the same request to 24 other federal agencies, requesting that they comply with policies that apply to record keeping under the Federal Records Act.

The height of hypocrisy

Gowdy said that he was making the same demands of a Republican administration that he would make from a Democratic one. Many would view this as hypocritical, not only because Republican lawmakers spent so much time investigating former secretary of state Hillary Clinton, but because of Trey Gowdy's involvement. Gowdy was central to driving the investigation against former secretary of state Hillary Clinton, long after most of the party had abandoned it.

Clinton herself has recently said of the reports about Kushner and other officials using private email, that "it was the height of hypocrisy." At the time, she suggested that Republican lawmakers would do nothing about the reports before they did.

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Since the House Oversight Committee that Gowdy chairs sent out the letters, the White House counsel, Don McGahn claimed that they are launching an internal investigation into the matter.

Sensitive information, White House's internal investigation

On Thursday, Richard Burr (R-NC) and Mark Warner (D-VA) who head the Senate Intelligence Committee, sent letters to Kushner and his lawyer saying that they were concerned to learn from news reports that they have private email accounts rather than from him directly. This was because Kushner was put before the committee in July where he was interviewed for hours about possible collusion with Russian officials, which he denied.

Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said that all staff had been instructed to forward all email related to government business to official White House email accounts. It was learned that other officials who had private email accounts were Ivanka Trump, Steve Bannon, Reince Priebus, Gary Cohn and a few others.

Cummings sent his own letter to Kushner, requesting details about who the President's son-in-law sent and received emails from through those accounts and what he did to protect classified information.

Thus far, Politico -- which originally broke the story -- said that they did not see any references to sensitive information from the emails they had seen. It was learned that on Monday Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump's private domain email address received hundreds of emails since January, with some emails from the White House.