U.S. Vice President Mike Pence says there’s ''no comparison whatsoever'' between his use of a private email account for state business while he was governor of Indiana and the email woes of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Nathan Frandino reports.
Vice President Mike Pence on Friday seeking to deflect criticism of his use of a private email account for state business while governor of Indiana. After touring a distribution center in Wisconsin, he insisted to reporters that his email use was not like that of his opponent in the presidential race. (SOUNDBITE) (English) U.S. VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE, SAYING: "There's no comparison whatsoever between Hillary Clinton's practice, having a private server that was handling classified information, destroying emails that were requested by the Congress and by officials." An issue that Pence raised throughout the 2016 presidential election... (SOUNDBITE) (English) U.S. VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE, SAYING: "She had a private server." He often railed against Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server while she was secretary of state. But what wasn't known at the time was that Mike Pence himself had used a private email account to conduct public business as Indiana governor. According to the Indianapolis Star, Pence used the account at times to discuss sensitive matters and homeland security issues. When the account was hacked last summer, the newspaper reported that Pence set up a new AOL account. Pence's office issued a statement saying quote "Similar to previous governors, during his time as Governor of Indiana, Mike Pence maintained a state email account and a personal email account." (SOUNDBITE) (English) U.S. VICE PRESIDENT MIKE PENCE, SAYING: "Here again we see a double standard." And in his defense, The White House says Pence "wasn't handling classified information" like Clinton was.