Wikileaks emails show Chicago mayor used personal domain

Emanuel's personal account was among emails from Clinton's presidential campaign chairman

Rahm Emanuel
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel listens to a question after announcing the appointment of Sharon Fairley as leader of the Independent Police Review Authority, Monday, Dec. 7, 2015, during a news conference in Chicago. Officials have been criticized for the handling of the 2014 fatal shooting of a black teenager by a white Chicago police officer. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has used personal email accounts and a personal email domain to communicate with government officials and political figures.

The Chicago Tribune reports (http://trib.in/2frn1f5 ) that Emanuel’s personal account information turned up among emails stolen from Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign chairman John Podesta and posted by Wikileaks.

Emanuel registered his personal email domain, “rahmemail.com,” on May 16, 2011, the day he was sworn into office. Podesta’s hacked emails also turned up evidence of Emanuel’s personal Gmail account.

The newspaper says the messages are the first direct evidence that Emanuel has used personal email accounts beyond official city government accounts. He was sued by the newspaper last year in a case about state open record laws that’s still pending.

Emanuel spokesman Adam Collins says the mayor’s use of a customized email domain is common, adding the mayor has not had and does not use a private email server.

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Information from: Chicago Tribune, http://www.chicagotribune.com

 

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