June 8, 2023
Ex-Vice President Mike Pence’s lawyer finds 12 classified documents found at Indiana home

Ex-Vice President Mike Pence’s lawyer finds 12 classified documents found at Indiana home

A lawyer for former Vice President Mike Pence found 12 classified documents in a search of his Indiana home in the latest bombshell related to mishandling of secret information by officials.

Pence quickly moved to notify authorities and handed over the documents unearthed in the search, which was launched after similar searches turned up classified materials at President Biden’s home and office.

Former Vice President Mike Pence after speaking to an audience on Dec. 6, 2022, at Garden Sanctuary Church of God in Rock Hill, S.C.

“A small number of documents bearing classified markings … 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.

Jacobs said Pence, who is considering a 2024 presidential run, had no idea the documents were stored at his home and is cooperating fully with an investigation.

“Pence was unaware of the existence of sensitive or classified documents at his personal residence,” Jacobs said.

The FBI and the Justice Department’s National Security Division have launched a review of the documents and how they ended up in Pence’s home in Carmel, Indiana.

The discovery mirrors the recent discovery of several sets of documents at an office once used by President Biden before his return to the White House and his home in Wilmington, Del.

Special counsel Robert Hur has been appointed to investigate the Biden documents.

The Pence and Biden finds are completely different from the scandal involving former President Donald Trump, who deliberately took hundreds of classified documents to his Florida home when he left the White House in 2021.

Unlike Pence and Biden, Trump resisted efforts to retrieve the top secret documents and defied a subpoena for their return.

A federal judge authorized a search of Mar-a-Lago, which turned up about 300 classified documents.

Special counsel Jack Smith is investigating the document issue as well as Trump’s involvement in the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol and the plot to overturn his election loss to Biden.

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