This week, Democrats attempted to seize on the revelation that Vice President Mike Pence used a private email server when he served as Governor of Indiana. Stand United’s Angela Morabito put the kibosh on that scandal quick:
1. were turned over to the State
2. contained no classified information
That’s the difference between him and Hillary.
— Angela Morabito (@Bear2theRight) March 3, 2017
Well said. There’s no comparison between Hillary and Pence. But there is a comparison between Hillary and another top politico: The new head of the DNC, Tom Perez. As the Washington Free Beacon’s Brent Scher reports:
A more apt comparison to Clinton would be to the newly elected chairman of the Democratic National Committee Tom Perez, who as a lawyer at President Obama’s Department of Justice frequently used his personal email account to conduct agency business.
Congressional investigators found that Perez used his personal email account to conduct DOJ business 1,200 times since 2009, and the department conceded in a letter to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform that Perez had committed at least 34 violations of the Federal Records Act.
The investigation concluded that Perez “likely violated both the spirit and letter of the Federal Records Act.”
Rep. Darrell Issa (R., Calif.), who chaired the committee at the time of the investigation, issued a subpoena for the 1,200 emails, but his demand was ignored by Perez.
The investigation was sparked by a deal that Perez brokered at DOJ with the city of St. Paul, Minnesota.
Perez agreed to not participate in two whistleblower lawsuits against St. Paul that the Associated Press reported could have returned millions of dollars in damages to the federal government. In exchange, St. Paul Mayor Christopher Coleman withdrew a discrimination lawsuit that was heading to the Supreme Court.
So not only did Perez violate rules, he violated rules in a way that suggested he was trying to hide something.