Pence criticizes AP for publishing his wife’s email address

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WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 02: U.S. Vice President Mike Pence speaks during a swearing-in ceremony in the Vice President's ceremonial office at Eisenhower Executive Office Building March 2, 2017 in Washington, DC. Ben Carson was sworn in as the Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary in the Trump Administration. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — 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.”

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4 comments

  • steve

    The AP removed the e-mail address only after the genie’s out of the bottle.The AP is devoid of ethics, period. If I look at the byline of an article before reading and it says it’s from the AP, I won’t bother reading it. Likewise CNN.

  • steve thomas

    The APs director of media relations is around 32 years old. It’s disgusting how the liberals in the news and in politics chose employees that are chronologically adults but are possessed with the wisdom of adolescents to voice their positions. expecting the maturity that comes with age. And they wonder why nobody of normal intelligence is listening any more?