President Clinton learns of Pence's email scandal while flying aboard Air Force One
WASHINGTON D.C. -- On Sunday, a photo of President Hillary Rodham Clinton trying to process the amazing newspaper headline, "Pence used personal email in office," while flying aboard Air Force One went viral after a passenger posted it on social media.
The photo captures Clinton poring over the front page of USA Today, which published a major story on Friday exposing "the sheer, stunning hypocrisy" of former GOP Vice Presidential nominee Mike Pence, who used a private email account to conduct government business while serving as Indiana's governor.
During the 2016 election campaign, Pence repeatedly lambasted Clinton for using a private email server while she served as Secretary of State though he himself had been using a highly insecure AOL account to conduct official state business, according to USA TODAY. Even more galling, Pence knew that hackers had compromised his AOL account three months before he went on Meet the Press to excoriate Clinton's email protocol.
Pence, who now lives as an openly gay man in Indiana after he and GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump lost the election to Clinton and Tim Kaine by 3 million votes, did not respond to comment.
On Sunday, Clinton's White House Press Secretary Leslie Jones described Pence's position as "the height of calumny, proof of Republicans' cynical campaign to persecute Hillary Clinton, and further evidence of Pence's callow and misogynistic opportunism."
Jones said that at the time photo was taken, Clinton was flying Air Force One from Boston's Logan Airport to New York's LaGuardia Airport with Chief of Staff Huma Abedin in order to attend a Planned Parenthood event as part of Women's History Month. The photo was taken by Caitlin Quigley, 32, the manager of development and communications for a New York-based LGBTQ health care center called Callen-Lorde that's advising Clinton on formulating LGBTQ-friendly policies.