Former Vice President Mike Pence discovered classified documents in Indiana home

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Former Vice President Mike Pence informed Congress on Tuesday that he discovered documents containing classified markings from his time as vice president at his Carmel, Indiana, home on January 16.

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Pence’s team searched Pence’s Indiana home and the office of his political advocacy group, Advancing American Freedom, following the disclosure of classified documents from the Penn Biden Center think tank and President Joe Biden’s tenure as vice president in Wilmington, Delaware.

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According to his team, Pence notified the National Archives on January 18 that some potentially classified documents had been found in two small boxes. The other two boxes contained copies of the Vice President’s letters. The National Archives notified the FBI per standard procedure.

Pence’s lawyer, Greg Jacobs, wrote on January 18 to Kate Dillon McClure, acting director of the National Archives and Records Administration’s White House Liaison Division, to inform her about the papers “containing classified markings”.

According to the Pence team, after the documents with classified markings were discovered, they were immediately put in a vault.

The documents were collected by the FBI on Thursday evening, January 19, at Pence’s home in Carmel, Indiana. Pence was in Washington, D.C., for the annual March for Life when the FBI collected the documents.

Pence’s team said that although the documents have classified markings, the Department of Justice or the agency that issued the documents must make the final determination of whether the documents are considered classified.

According to a January 22 letter written on Jacob’s behalf to National Archives and Records Administration Chief Operating Officer William Bosanco, the DOJ departed from its standard procedures with Biden when he requested direct possession of the documents on January 19. .

Pence's team said that although the documents have classified markings, the Department of Justice or the agency that issued the documents must make the final determination of whether the documents are considered classified.

Other documents that were not identified as potentially classified documents were moved from Indiana to the National Archives in Washington, D.C.

No classified documents were found in Pence’s Advancing American Freedom office.

The House Oversight Committee confirmed to Fox News Digital that Chairman James Comer, R-Ky. was notified on Tuesday of the discovery of classified documents by Pence’s team at his private residence.

“Former Vice President Mike Pence contacted us today about classified documents found at his home in Indiana,” Comer said in a statement. “He has agreed to fully cooperate with Congressional oversight and any questions we have about the matter. Former Vice President Pence’s transparency stands in stark contrast to the Biden White House staff, who withhold information from Congress and the American people.” Let’s continue.”

Former Vice President Mike Pence discovered classified documents in Indiana home

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