Comparing Mike Pence and Hillary Clinton's personal email use

VP Pence sometimes used a personal email account as Indiana governor.

Comey briefly reopened the investigation just days before the 2016 election, a move that infuriated the Clinton campaign and ultimately did not alter his recommendations to drop the matter. Some blame Comey’s actions right before the election for Clinton’s loss.

Here are the similarities and differences between the two situations:

1. Government email addresses

Pence: Pence used both a government email address and a private email address, according to his office.

Clinton: Clinton did not have a government email account, opting to use a personal email address exclusively for all her government business.

2. Classified or sensitive information?

Generally, governors don’t have regular access to classified information via traditional security clearances.

Clinton: Comey told reporters that his investigation found 110 emails in Clinton's personal email account that contained classified information at the time they were sent or received. Eight of those emails chains, Comey said, contained information that was Top Secret.

3. Private server

Pence: Pence used a personal AOL email address, not setting up his own separate server.

Clinton: Clinton set up her own personal server that was housed in the basement of the Clinton's home in Chappaqua, New York.

4. Clinton's email is not believed to have been successfully hacked

Clinton: The FBI said it found "no direct evidence of an intrusion" into Clinton's server, but it did find evidence of "unsuccessful attempts," and "it's possible" skilled hackers breached the system without leaving any trace, he said.

5. Preserving records

Pence: The vice president's office says Pence complied with all Indiana state laws: using a personal email account was not illegal. They also say Pence's emails are being archived according to Indiana’s Access to Public Records Act.

Despite that, FBI Director Comey said his investigators found no evidence Clinton or her staff had intentionally deleted work-related emails in an effort to conceal them.