CNN reported on the case. The information is said to come from “multiple sources familiar with the matter.” The FBI and the Homeland Security Division of the U.S. Department of Justice were to begin analyzing the documents and how they ended up at Pence’s home in Carmel, Indiana.
For now, there is no information about what the documents refer to and what exactly their classification is.
Pence reportedly asked his lawyer to check the documents at the estate. He looked into four boxes with papers, and in one of them he discovered “small number” confidential documents. When he found the papers, he placed them in the safe. They were not secured before.
The services informed about the case the FBI, which on the same day when the documents were discovered, appeared at Pence’s house. The former vice president agreed to give them the papers he found.
The National Archives, where the discovered files are now located, received a letter from Pence’s representative, Greg Jacob. According to CNN, he explained that secret data was left “inadvertently boxed and transported to the vice president’s house”.
CNN points out that Pence has made it clear in the past that he has no classified material. Since the FBI searched the house in August Donald Trump in connection with the storage of secret documents, Pence denied at least twice (in August and November) that he himself did not have such data.-
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