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Sat Jun 17, 2017, 05:56 PM

Indiana to pay out $100,000 to deal with requests for Mike Pence emails

Source: AP




As governor, Pence conducted state business through private AOL account
Requests are from private citizens, law firms, political parties and media

The hacking of Pence’s private emails led some to raise questions of hypocrisy after he frequently attacked Clinton on the campaign trail. Photograph: Joe Skipper/Reuters



Saturday 17 June 2017 13.14 EDT

Indiana is paying a law firm $100,000 to help deal with a backlog of public records requests, most of which seek access to emails from Vice-President Mike Pence’s tenure as governor, including correspondence routed through a private AOL.com account he used to conduct state business.

Pence’s AOL account was subjected to a phishing scheme last spring, before Donald Trump chose him to join the Republican presidential ticket in a campaign marked by fierce attacks on the Democratic candidate, Hillary Clinton, for her use of a private email server while serving as secretary of state.

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The hacking of Pence’s private emails led some to raise questions of hypocrisy after he frequently attacked Clinton on the campaign trail, arguing that she could have jeopardized national security if her emails got into the wrong hands.

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More than 50 such requests are pending before Holcomb, who was Pence’s hand-picked replacement on the state ballot last November. The vast majority seek correspondence Pence had with staffers and political groups, including emails that were routed through his private email account, according to documents previously obtained by the Associated Press through a public records request. ........................................................

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/jun/17/mike-pence-emails-indiana-governor

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Reply Indiana to pay out $100,000 to deal with requests for Mike Pence emails (Original post)
riversedge Jun 2017 OP
BumRushDaShow Jun 2017 #1
dalton99a Jun 2017 #2
BumRushDaShow Jun 2017 #3
benld74 Jun 2017 #4
PoindexterOglethorpe Jun 2017 #5
Sunlei Jun 2017 #6
not fooled Jun 2017 #7

Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 06:21 PM

1. And yet the media ignores this.

They should be pounding on it daily.

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Response to BumRushDaShow (Reply #1)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 06:24 PM

2. Imagine if it was Hillary

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #2)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 06:25 PM

3. They haven't stopped with Hillary

and she is no longer in any elected or appointed office.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 06:25 PM

4. Still sucking $$$ out of Hoosier state

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 07:58 PM

5. At least Hillary had a private server in her home.

Doing official business on an AOL account?

Oh, dear lord. One huge issue with so many of these old politicians is that they are not very tech savvy and can't be bothered to learn anything about modern technology.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sat Jun 17, 2017, 08:23 PM

6. "50 such requests are pending"$100,000 for "50 requests" of public files? send them the entire file.

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Response to riversedge (Original post)

Sun Jun 18, 2017, 12:19 PM

7. And the bloated sum to comply

arises because of the use of a private, no doubt well-paid law firm.

Why aren't public servants, i.e. government employees on civil servant salaries, handling these requests??

And of course using a law firm chosen by punce's hand-picked replacement guarantees legal-standard vetting--followed, no doubt, by redaction--of any content that might reflect unfavorably on punce or other Indiana pukes.

Transparent my ass



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