Pence fighting to keep emails from public view
Indiana Governor and Vice President-elect Mike Pence is in the middle of a legal battle to keep the contents of an email sent to him exempt from being disclosed as a public record. This comes, as Pence spent months on the campaign trail railing against Hillary Clinton for failing to disclose all off her emails.
The email was in connection to an immigration lawsuit brought by the state of Texas against the U.S. government. Pence joined in the suit and hired a local law firm. As a result, Indianapolis lawyer William Groth has been bringing a legal battle of his own to the trying to get information behind Pence’s decision to hire outside attorneys for the case, IndyStar reported.
“I think joining the lawsuit without the attorney general and hiring that firm was a waste of taxpayer dollars and the people have the right to know how much of their money was spent,” Groth said to IndyStar, despite state Attorney General Greg Zoeller reportedly giving Pence the OK to join the case. Zoeller’s office did not respond to the newspaper’s request for comment.