A number of classified documents were reportedly found at the home of former US Vice President Mike Pence. Photos/Illustrations
WASHINGTON – A number secret document has reportedly been found in the private residence of the former Vice President United States of America (AS) Mike Pence in Indiana. The classified documents have been turned over to the FBI by Pence’s lawyers.
CNN is the first news agency to report this by citing a number of sources. According to CNN, the classified documents were found by Pence’s lawyers at his new home in Carmel, Indiana.
An attorney for Pence told CNN that the FBI asked to take the documents and Pence agreed. The attorney said agents from the FBI’s field office in Indianapolis took documents from Pence’s home.
On Monday, Pence’s legal team returned the boxes to Washington and submitted them to the Archives for review of other materials for compliance with the Presidential Records Act.
It is not yet clear what documents were found or the level of sensitivity or classification. The FBI and the US Department of Justice’s National Security Division have launched a review of how the documents arrived at Pence’s home.
In a letter to the National Archives obtained by CNN, Pence’s representative for the Archives, Greg Jacob, wrote that a small number of documents marked classified were accidentally put in a box and transported to the vice president’s home.
“Vice President Pence was not aware of the existence of sensitive or classified documents at his private residence,” Jacob wrote.
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“Vice President Pence understands the importance of protecting sensitive and classified information and is ready and willing to cooperate fully with the National Archives and appropriate investigations,” he continued as quoted by the US-based media, Wednesday (25/1/2023).
Lawyers for Pence said the offices of Pence’s Washington advocacy group were also searched and no classified material or other records covered by the Presidential Records Act were found.
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