Former Vice President Mike Pence’s Indiana home was where confidential documents were found last week, according to his counsel.
Pence’s lawyer, Greg Jacob, wrote a letter to the National Archives last week saying that the “extra records look to be a small number of files bearing classified material that was accidentally boxed and transferred to the personal residence of the former Vice President at the end of the last Admin.”
Pence “was unaware of the presence of confidential and sensitive documents at his personal residence,” the official stated. He also stated that Pence “understands the high importance of safeguarding sensitive and classified material and stands ready and eager to fully cooperate with the National Archives as well as any appropriate inquiry.”
Tuesday, a representative for the Justice Dept. declined to comment, and an attorney for Vice President Pence didn’t immediately reply to an email requesting more information.
Pence claimed to have left office with no secret material when he addressed the Associated Press in August.
Directly asked if he had kept any secret information after leaving the office, he replied, “No, not to my knowledge.”