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Classified documents found at Mike Pence's home, lawyer says

Classified documents found at Mike Pence's home, lawyer says


Classified documents found at Mike Pence's home, lawyer says

NEW YORK — Documents with classified markings were discovered in former Vice President Mike Pence's Indiana Home last week, according to his attorney.

Clark, Micah (AFA of Indiana) (1) Clark

"[Being proactive] is a smart move because [Pence] was probably going to be looked at next. So, I don't know that this will hurt him much. And it gets his name out there, maybe not in the way he expected; but it's a little different than documents having sat in his garage for 15 years that he didn't seem to know about, like President Biden."

"I think this makes it easier on Donald Trump because the outrage that the media feigned over his documents was over-the-top compared to what they've done with President Biden and the pass they've given him in many cases. But I think it also helps Ron DeSantis because he has no access to such documents that I know of as a governor."

Micah Clark, executive director
American Family Association of Indiana
(in an interview with AFN)

“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.

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."

A Justice Department spokesman declined to comment Tuesday, and a lawyer for Pence did not immediately respond to an email seeking further elaboration.

Pence told the Associated Press in August that he did not take any classified information with him when he left office.

Asked directly if he had retained any classified information upon leaving office, he said, “No, not to my knowledge.”