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Pence Used AOL Email to Conduct Official State Business As Indiana’s Governor

as declared in Vice President Mike Pence came under fire Thursday night after it was revealed that he used a private email address to conduct official business on behalf of the citizens of Indiana.
“As Governor, Mr. Pence fully complied with Indiana law regarding email use and retention,” a spokesperson said.
In response to Groth’s request, Pence’s office produced 57 pages of responsive records that were heavily redacted.
On Monday, Pence petitioned the court to ignore Groth’s petition and allow the lower court’s ruling to stand.
However, the emails disclosed this past week show that Pence’s email account contained work emails, including an unknown number of “confidential” messages which are being currently being withheld from the public.

Mike Pence Used AOL Email For State Business As Indiana’s Governor : The Two-Way : NPR


according to Responding to reports about the personal email account, the vice president’s press secretary, Marc Lotter, issued a statement saying that just as other governors had done, Pence “maintained a state email account and a personal email account.”
Mike Pence Used AOL Email For State Business As Indiana’s GovernorEnlarge this image toggle caption Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty Images Aaron P. Bernstein/Getty ImagesVice President Pence used a private AOL account to conduct official business in his former position as the governor of Indiana, according to public records.
The newspaper says it obtained 29 pages of email records from current Indiana Gov.
Private email accounts are usually less secure than government accounts and are not preserved for use in public records in the same way.
Pence used the account to communicate with advisers about issues including homeland security in Indiana and the security of the gates at the governor’s mansion, The Indianapolis Star reports.


according to Not only did Pence use an unsecured AOL email account, but it was also hacked.
This was an apparent response to what they understood as a crime, and the private email controversy undoubtedly impacted voter perceptions of Clinton.
He points out that Pence did not handle any classified documents on his email, and that unlike Clinton, Pence did not build his own server.
During the 2016 presidential election, a huge focal point of Republican criticism was Secretary Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server while she was working at the State Department.
Vice President Mike Pence used a personal email account to conduct state business while he was governor of Indiana https://t.co/TPQCeBWFrZ pic.twitter.com/7ehggiH0Mo — CNN (@CNN) March 3, 2017 Source: CNN on TwitterRather surprisingly, the law in Indiana allows for government officials to keep and use private email, even while conducting state business.
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