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Classified documents at Pence's home, too, his lawyer says


January 25, 2023

Stephen M. Dowell, AP

Former Vice President Mike Pence speaks at the Florida chapter of the Federalist Society's annual meeting Feb. 4, 2022, in Lake Buena Vista, Fla.

NEW YORK - Documents with classified markings were discovered in former Vice President Mike Pence 's Indiana residence last week, his lawyer says, the latest in a string of recoveries of papers meant to be treated with utmost sensitivity from the homes of current and former top U.S. officials.

"A small number of documents," taken into FBI custody last Thursday, "were inadvertently boxed and transported" to the former vice president's home at the end of the last administration, Pence's lawyer, Greg Jacob, wrote in a letter to the National Archives shared with The Associated Press.

He said that Pence had been "unaware of the existence of sensitive or classified documents at his personal residence" until a search last week and that he "understands the high importance of protecting sensitive and classified information" and stands ready to cooperate with "any appropriate inquiry."


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