Former US Vice President Mike Pence’s lawyer found about 12 classified documents at Pence’s home in Indiana last week, and he transferred these secret records to the FBI, and said Pence was not aware of the existence of documents in his personal home until the week’s search. Last, he emphasized that the former vice president understands the great importance of information and is willing to cooperate when asked.
According to the Associated Press, the secret Pence documents are the latest in a series of recoveries of papers that were supposed to be treated with the utmost sensitivity from the homes of current and former senior US officials after former US President Donald Trump’s documents were found at his Mar-a-Lago resort and Biden’s secret documents were found. In his office in Washington and his home in Delaware.
The FBI and the Department of Justice’s National Security Division have begun a review of the documents and how they ended up at Pence’s home in Indiana.
The sources said that Pence’s lawyer discovered the secret documents in the new home of the former vice president, following the disclosure of classified materials that were discovered in the private office of President Joe Biden and his residence. This discovery comes after Pence repeatedly said that he did not have any secret documents.--
The latest discovery has prompted Pence, who had previously insisted on following strict protocols regarding classified documents, into controversy over the handling of classified materials by officials who have served in the highest government positions.-
For his part, former President Donald Trump commented on the events, and wrote on the Truth Social website, defending his former vice president: “Mike Pence is an innocent man. He has never done anything dishonest on purpose in his life. Leave him alone!!!”, although Trump and Pence clashed earlier over the latter’s refusal to go along with efforts to annul the results of the 2020 election.
While the Pence development is a very different case, it could bolster the arguments of Trump and Biden, who have sought to downplay the discoveries in their homes, as the presence of classified documents in all three men’s residences further underscores the federal government’s impractical system for storing and protecting millions of dollars. Secret documents produced every year.