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Why Is Mike Pence Trying To Bury His Emails?

And where is Judicial Watch on this?
Why Is Mike Pence Trying To Bury His Emails?

Hold on, folks! We have a NEW email scandal, one which does not involve anyone by the name of Clinton.

It does, however, concern a certain Vice President-elect Mike Pence and his emails during his tenure in Indiana, which are supposed to be accessible under Indiana's open records law.

According to an IndyStar report, Pence's emails have been sought since he joined a lawsuit with Texas Governor Greg Abbot to defy President Obama's immigration court orders.

In December 2014, [Indianapolis attorney William] Groth requested information regarding Pence's decision to hire outside counsel and the cost to Indiana taxpayers.

"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. Groth is known in Indiana for representing the plaintiffs in the 2008 U.S. Supreme Court voter identification case, Crawford v. Marion County Election Board.

Pence produced the documents in the request “but those documents included substantial redaction,” according to court documents.

The 57-page response also included an email that Daniel Hodge, Abbott's chief of staff, sent to 30 recipients in various states asking them to join the lawsuit against Obama.

The message included an attached white paper, but the governor failed to produce the document, according to court records.

After a yearlong trial, the Superior Court held that the issue was not a matter for the courts to decide, citing a Indiana Supreme Court case decided just days before.

Groth appealed the lower court's decision, and the case will be heard by the appellate court on November 21st.

What is he hiding? Why aren't the cable news networks all over this? How can they resist another story about emails?

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