White House pardons Mike Pence for using private email server
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- President Hillary Clinton announced at a White House press conference Tuesday morning that she has pardoned Mike Pence for his use of a private email server while Governor of Indiana.
As a stipulation of the pardon, Pence will put in 10 hours of volunteering each week at the DC LGBTQ Arts Center, where he will teach Painting with a Twist, Pottery, and Salsa Dancing for Beginners. Whether this assignment is meant as a punishment or a reward is still unclear.
President Clinton made a point of emphasizing that the government's resources can be better allocated when months are not wasted on investigations into private email servers. She first learned of Pence’s use of the private email server while on a flight to Massachusetts for a Pantsuit Nation Forum at her alma mater, Wellesley.
When asked whether she feels Republicans held her to higher standards than their own vice presidential nominee, Clinton joked, "We’re all human. Everyone makes mistakes. Even Republicans."
The president concluded the press conference with a prayer that the phrase "private email server" is never again spoken during her tenure as president.