WASHINGTON: Documents marked as classified were discovered at former US Vice President Mike Pence’s Indiana home last week, and he has turned those classified records over to the FBI, his attorney said on Tuesday.
The attorney, Greg Jacob, sent a letter to the National Archives on Jan 18 notifying them of the documents and in a separate letter on Jan 22 notified the Archives that the FBI came to the former vice president’s home to collect them.
The discovery puts Pence in the company of his former boss, ex-president Donald Trump, and President Joe Biden after documents with classified markings were found at their residences.
Jacob said in the letter dated Jan 18 to the National Archives that “out of an abundance of caution” Pence had engaged outside counsel to review records stored in his home after reports about the materials found at Biden’s residence.
“Counsel identified a small number of documents that could potentially contain sensitive or classified information interspersed throughout the records,” Jacob wrote in the letter.
Published in Dawn, January 25th, 2023