Pence Hits AP for Printing Wife's Email

Accuses wire service of 'violating her privacy'
By Polly Davis Doig,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 5, 2017 6:03 AM CST
North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper, left, poses with Vice President Mike Pence, right, and Karen Pence, as he arrives for a luncheon with other governors at the Naval Observatory in Washington, Friday, Feb....   (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
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(Newser) – Mike Pence has sent the AP a sternly worded letter after the wire service published the current personal email address of Karen Pence, reports Politico. On Saturday, Pence tweeted a copy of the letter sent by his lawyer, accusing the AP of "violating her privacy and our security." "The publication of Mrs. Pence's active private email address to millions of her readers has subjected her to vitriolic and malicious emails and raised serious security concerns," wrote Pence's lawyer, adding that the AP "should have done a proper inquiry into the status" of the address before publishing it. A rep for the AP responds that it "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." (More on the Pences' email controversy here.)

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