VP Pence criticizes AP for publishing his wife’s email address

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INDIANAPOLIS — Vice President Mike Pence is criticizing The Associated Press for listing his wife’s email address in a story about his frequent resistance to public records requests while Indiana’s governor.

In a tweet Saturday, Pence said that by publishing the personal AOL address of his wife, Karen, the AP “violated her privacy and our security.” The vice president posted a letter his counsel sent to Gary Pruitt, the AP’s president and CEO.

On Friday, the AP reported the Pences used their AOL accounts to conduct official business since at least 2013.

Lauren Easton, the AP’s director of media relations, said in a statement: “AP removed the email address from subsequent stories after learning Mrs. Pence still used the account. The AP stands by its story, which addresses important transparency issues.”


  • Realist

    And the media wonders the informed public pays no attention to them. The media’s integrity has long ago been ruined by their own actions.

  • TJA

    Unethical behavior on the part of the AP. And to blame it on not knowing it was an active account just shows how much actual investigation was done in preparing the story.

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