Pence provides email messages
INDIANAPOLIS — Vice President Mike Pence has turned over email messages from private AOL.com accounts he used to conduct official business while he was Indiana’s governor.
The state’s public records law generally requires state officials to preserve and make available correspondence or documents related to state business, with some exemptions. But Pence waited months to hand over the records — and only did so after his use of the private accounts was widely reported.
Attorneys for the vice president notified current Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb’s office in July that an electronic database containing the email was handed over, Holcomb spokesman Jane Jankowski said.
Holcomb’s office for months has been grappling with a backlog of roughly 50 public records requests from activists, political groups and news organizations, including The Associated Press.