Classified Documents Found At Ex-Veep Mike Pence's Home
Documents with classified markings were discovered in former Vice President Mike Pence’s Indiana home last week, according to his attorney, the latest in a string of recoveries of confidential information from the homes of current and former top US officials, Dallas Morning News reported.
Photo Insert: The discovery at the Pence home is the latest in a string of recoveries of confidential information from the homes of current and former top US officials.
“The additional records appear to be a small number of documents bearing classified markings that were inadvertently boxed and transported to the personal home of the former Vice President at the end of the last Administration,” Pence’s lawyer, Greg Jacob, told the National Archives in a letter last week.
CNN broke the story of the discovery of classified documents at the Pence home.
He said that “Pence was unaware of the existence of sensitive or classified documents at his personal residence” and that he "understands the high importance of protecting sensitive and classified information and stands ready and willing to cooperate fully with the National Archives and any appropriate inquiry," the Associated Press (AP) also reported.
The revelation came as the Department of Justice was already investigating the discovery of documents with classification markings in President Joe Biden’s home in Delaware and his former Washington office, as well as former President Donald Trump’s Florida estate.
Democrat Biden has indicated he will seek reelection, Trump is already a declared candidate, and Republican Pence has been exploring a possible 2024 presidential campaign that would put him direct competition against his former boss.