RantCrush Top 5: March 3, 2017

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Sound Familiar? Mike Pence Used His Private Email Too

Vice President Mike Pence harshly criticized Hillary Clinton for using her personal email for official business, but now it turns out he did something similar. Pence used his personal AOL account to communicate with top advisers in Indiana while he was governor. Sometimes his emails included sensitive matters such as Indiana’s response to terror attacks and the arrests of terrorism suspects. His account was even hacked by a scammer last summer who emailed Pence’s contacts, claiming that Pence and his wife were stuck in the Philippines and needed money.

Pence’s office in Washington issued a statement yesterday, saying, “As Governor, Mr. Pence fully complied with Indiana law regarding email use and retention.” The office of the new Indiana governor released 29 pages of the email conversations but an unknown number of other emails were withheld, as they are considered confidential. The incident has caused an uproar among Democrats, who remember Pence’s calls for an investigation into Clinton.

Emma Von Zeipel
Emma Von Zeipel is a staff writer at Law Street Media. She is originally from one of the islands of Stockholm, Sweden. After working for Democratic Voice of Burma in Thailand, she ended up in New York City. She has a BA in journalism from Stockholm University and is passionate about human rights, good books, horses, and European chocolate. Contact Emma at EVonZeipel@LawStreetMedia.com.

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