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Fri Mar 3, 2017, 03:56 PM

Pence is an incredible hypocrite on official emails. But that's only part of the story.

By Paul Waldman March 3 at 1:10 PM

I have some disturbing news to share: Republicans might not be as deeply committed to proper email management as you’ve been led to believe.

During the campaign, the entire Republican Party argued that despite Hillary Clinton’s copious qualifications for the presidency, it would be unconscionably dangerous to let her anywhere near the Oval Office because she had used a private email account while she was secretary of state. Crowds at Republican events would chant “Lock her up!” whenever Clinton’s name was mentioned. In one debate, Donald Trump said to Clinton that if he were president, “You’d be in jail.” With FBI Director James Comey’s help, Trump and Republicans made Clinton’s use of private email the single most important issue of the 2016 presidential campaign.

Which is why this story from Tony Cook of the Indianapolis Star is so interesting:

Vice President Mike Pence routinely used a private email account to conduct public business as governor of Indiana, at times discussing sensitive matters and homeland security issues.

Emails released to IndyStar in response to a public records request show Pence communicated via his personal AOL account with top advisers on topics ranging from security gates at the governor’s residence to the state’s response to terror attacks across the globe. In one email, Pence’s top state homeland security adviser relayed an update from the FBI regarding the arrests of several men on federal terror-related charges.


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Reply Pence is an incredible hypocrite on official emails. But that's only part of the story. (Original post)
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Fri Mar 3, 2017, 04:06 PM

1. I saw Pence address this on CNN...

...and I'm paraphrasing here, but he said "There is no comparison because you see Hillary is a female Democrat and the magic (R) washeth away all sins."

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