Top Trump staffers using private email accounts hosted on Chattanooga server

White House press secretary Sean Spicer speaks during the daily briefing at the White House in Washington, Monday, Jan. 23, 2017. Spicer answered questions about prescriptions drug costs, trade, President Donald Trump's schedule among other topics. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Newsweek magazine is reporting that senior members of President Donald Trump's staff, including his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, press secretary Sean Spicer, and senior advisers Kellyanne Conway and Steve Bannon, are using private email accounts belonging to the Republican National Committee that are hosted by a computer server in downtown Chattanooga.

While there is nothing illegal about top government officials using a private email account, the FBI investigated Trump's opponent, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, over her use of a private email server, including allegations that emails containing classified information had been sent to the private account, making it vulnerable to hackers.

The Airnet Group, a Chattanooga firm located on Broad Street, is cited by Newsweek as the company hosting the email accounts for the RNC.

Contacted Wednesday evening, an Airnet staffer said he was not authorized to speak to the press.