I know They found documents labeled confidential at the home of former Vice President Mike Pence in Indiana, his lawyer told the National Archives in a letter, in the latest in a series of secret information discoveries in private residences.
These are «apparently a small number of documents labeled confidential placed in boxes and inadvertently transported to the former vice president’s personal address at the end of the previous administration,» said Pence’s attorney, greg jacobin a letter to which he had access Associated Press.
Jacob said that Pence «hired independent legal counsel with experience in handling confidential documents to review documents found at his personal address when it became public that documents labeled confidential were found at the Wilmington residence of President Joe Biden.»
The Justice Department already employing special prosecutors to investigate the presence of documents labeled confidential taken from the former president’s home donald trump in Florida and Pence’s home and former office in Washington. The department says some 300 documents labeled confidential, including top secret, were removed from sea-a-lake and officials are trying to determine whether Trump or someone else should be charged with illegal possession of those documents or try to obstruct a months-long investigation.
Jacob said that «Pence was unaware of the existence of sensitive or classified documents at 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.» ”.
He 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.
A Justice Department spokesman declined to comment Tuesday, and a lawyer for Pence did not immediately respond to an email request for more information.
Pence told the PA in August that he did not take confidential information with him when he left his duties.
Asked directly if he had retained confidential information after leaving his duties, he said, «no, not that I know of.»
In a January interview with FoxBusiness, Pence said his office followed a «very formal process» for handling confidential information. and the measures taken by his lawyers to ensure that he did not take documents with him.
“Before leaving the White House, attorneys on my staff reviewed all documents both at the White House and our offices there and at the Vice President’s residence to ensure that all documents that were to be turned over to the National Archives, including confidential documents , were delivered. So we followed a very careful process in that regard,» Pence said.
With information from AP