A photo of former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton reading a USA Today headline about US Vice President Mike Pence using private email has gone viral on social media.
Clinton was on an airplane traveling from Boston to New York on Friday when a fellow passenger snapped a photo of her glancing down at the newspaper’s front page headline “Pence used personal email in office”.
In the photo, Clinton is seated with her cellphone in her hands.
Twitter users made light of the ironic situation on social media. “Hillary just checking the daily news. ‘Pence used personal email in office.’ The irony is palpable,” read one tweet.
“Hillary reading about Pence’s private email in USA Today is my new favorite image on the internet,” said another tweeter.
“Hillary’s reaction is PRICELESS,” one user wrote on Twitter.
Pence and others involved in the Republican presidential campaign last year criticized Clinton’s use of a private email server during her time as US Secretary of State.
Pence’s use of an AOL email account was first reported by the Indianapolis Star on Thursday. It said Pence used the account, which was hacked last summer, at times to discuss sensitive matters and homeland security issues while he was governor of Indiana.
Pence said on Friday he had complied with Indiana laws in his use of the email account, and he had an outside attorney review his private email records and archive those related to state business.
During the campaign, US President Donald Trump and Pence said Clinton’s use of a private server broke the law and endangered national security – complaints that led their supporters to chant “Lock her up!” at rallies.
The State Department’s internal watchdog said Clinton’s use of a private server broke department rules. The FBI reviewed her emails for classified material, but it found that no criminal charges were warranted.