United States President Donald Trump had used an email incident when campaigning against Hillary Clinton. Clinton's email was allegedly hacked because she used her personal email to conduct government matters. The Republican party had ballooned the issue, and it may or may not have led to Clinton's defeat.
Now, new information shows that Vice President Mike Pence also did the same thing. According to a report by Business Insider, Pence used his personal AOL email account to talk to top advisers regarding issues that are related to state governance when he was still the governor of Indiana.
The news broke out after Pence's email was allegedly hacked in 2016. A scammer emailed all his contacts claiming that he and his wife were stranded in the Philippines. It is not clear whether the scammer was soliciting monetary help from Pence's contacts.
The hacking incident led to the investigation of Pence's email. While copies of emails that Pence sent and received were made available, it cannot be immediately determined whether it was a complete list.
CNET reported that Pence even discussed homeland security issues using his personal email. For instance, the former Indiana governor talked about securing policy custody of several men who are suspected to have some involvement in terror-related activities.
In response, Pence's camp released a statement saying that the vice president did not violate any laws in using his personal email to conduct business. State laws allow state officials to use their personal emails.
State officials are mandated by law to make available to the public any information pertaining to state business. Using personal emails to conduct state business means that those emails cannot be accessed and are not readily available for public information requests.
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