CNN reported Tuesday afternoon that about a dozen classified documents were recently discovered at the Indiana home of former Vice President Mike Pence. According to the report, the documents were initially discovered by Pence’s lawyer and were immediately turned over to the FBI.
A lawyer for former Vice President Mike Pence discovered about a dozen documents marked as classified at Pence’s Indiana home last week, and he has turned those classified records over to the FBI, multiple sources familiar with the matter told CNN.
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 house in Indiana.
The classified documents were discovered at Pence’s new home in Carmel, Indiana, by a lawyer for Pence in the wake of the revelations about classified material discovered in President Joe Biden’s private office and residence, the sources said. The discovery comes after Pence has repeatedly said he did not have any classified documents in his possession.
In November of last year, Pence told ABC News that “there would be no reason” to take classified documents from the White House, and denied having done so.