They found confidential documents in the house of Mike Pence

Spread the love

The documents were found by the former vice president's lawyers, who immediately warned authorities of the discovery

Confidential documents found at Mike Pence's home

Former US Vice President Mike Pence speaks to reporters on December 6, 2022 at the Garden Sanctuary Church of God in Rock Hill, South Carolina. (AP Photo/Meg Kinnard, File)

It Classified documents were found at the home of former Vice President Mike Pence in Indiana, his attorney told the National Archives in a letter, in the latest in a series of information discoveries. secret in private residences.

It is “apparently a small number of documents with confidential labels placed in boxes and inadvertently transported to the personal home of the former vice president at the end of the previous government said Pence's attorney, Greg Jacob, in a letter seen by The Associated Press.

Jacob said Pence “hired independent legal counsel with experience in handling confidential documents, to review documents found at his home address when it was made public that documents labeled confidential were found at President Joe Biden's Wilmington residence.”

The Department of Justice it is already employing special prosecutors to investigate the presence of documents labeled confidentially taken from former President Donald Trump's home in Florida and from Pence's home and former office in Washington. The department says some 300 documents labeled confidential, including top secret, were removed from Mar-a-Lago and officials are trying to determine whether Trump or someone else should be charged with illegal possession of those documents or trying to obstruct a months-long investigation.

Jacob said that “Pence was unaware of the existence of sensitive or classified documents in his personal residence and understands the paramount importance of protecting sensitive and classified information and is ready and willing to cooperate fully with the National Archives and any appropriate investigation.”

Added that Pence immediately placed the documents in a safe deposit box. And according to a letter from the attorney dated January 22, FBI agents visited Pence's home to collect the documents.

Confidential documents found in Mike Pence's house

United States President Donald Trump, joined by Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, Vice President Mike Pence, Senior Adviser Steve Bannon, Communications Director Sean Spicer and National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, speak on the phone with the President of Russia Vladimir Putin in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, U.S., January 28, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/

A Justice Department spokesman declined to comment on Tuesday, and a lawyer for Pence did not immediately respond to an email request for more information.

Pence told the APin August that he did not take confidential information with him when he left his duties.

Asked directly if he had retained confidential information upon leaving his duties, he said, “no, not that I know of”.

In a January interview with Fox Business, Pence said his office followed a “very formal process” for handling confidential information and the steps taken by his attorneys to ensure that he did not take documents with him.

“Before leaving the White House, my staff attorneys reviewed all documents both in the White House and our offices there as well as at the Vice President's residence to ensure that any documents that needed to be turned over to the National Archives, including confidential documents, were turned over. So we followed a very careful process in that regard,” Pence said.

With information from AP

Continue reading:

Previous Article
Next Article

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *