Saturday, March 11, 2017

Pence Used an AOL Email Account to Conduct Government Business

While candidate Mike Pence was promoting the idea that Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server was a criminal act, he was running Indiana governmental business through his private AOL account. (This was not illegal in Indiana.) VP Pence sees no similarity between his use of private email and Clinton's, however.

This editorial from the Chicago Tribune finds Pence "a huge hypocrite" on this issue. While complaining that Clinton's email server was subject to being hacked, Pence's AOL account actually was hacked by scammers using its contact list, writing as Pence claiming to be stranded in the Phillipines and desparate for cash. As Pence stepped away as governor, he hired hired outside counsel to review his AOL emails and transfer any involving public business to the state." Exactly what Hillary Clinton did, for which the Trump/Pence campaign argued she should be "locked up."

Pence tried to change the story by complaining that the Indianapolis Star had published his wife's email address in its expose of his AOL email use; read more here.