Mike Pencewho was vice president of United Statess during the Government of donald trump (2017-2021), has found classified documents at his residence in the state of Indiana, as reported by local media on Tuesday.
Pence found these documents on January 16 and one of his lawyers, greg jacobhas notified Congress and the National Archives, the institution that has custody of sensitive and classified documents.
As Pence’s lawyer explained to the National Archivesthe documents were at the former vice president’s home in Indiana due to a mistake.
Specifically, a “small number” of classified documents had been “packaged and transported” from the White House to the former vice president’s home without his knowledge. In fact, as the lawyer has stressed, Pence “was not aware of the existence of classified documents or sensitive at your personal residence”.
Pence, who stood by Trump for most of his Presidency, distanced himself from him after the assault on the 2021 capitol and after having received pressure from the president to annul the victory of the democrat Joe Biden in the 2020 elections.
As reported by the Fox network, Pence’s team decided to search the former vice president’s home in Indiana and his office at the conservative think tank “Advancing American Freedom” (Promoting American freedom) after the revelations about Biden.