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Classified documents found in Mike Pence's Carmel home

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Posted at 12:28 PM, Jan 24, 2023
and last updated 2023-01-25 08:23:26-05

CARMEL— Documents with classified markings were discovered in former Vice President Mike Pence's Indiana Home last week, according to his attorney.

“The additional records appear to be a small number of documents bearing classified markings that were inadvertently boxed and transported to the personal home of the former Vice President at the end of the last Administration," Pence's lawyer, Greg Jacob, told the National Archives in a letter last week.

He said that “Pence was unaware of the existence of sensitive or classified documents at his personal residence” and that he "understands the high importance of protecting sensitive and classified information and stands ready and willing to cooperate fully with the National Archives and any appropriate inquiry."

A Justice Department spokesman declined to comment Tuesday, and a lawyer for Pence did not immediately respond to an email seeking further elaboration.

In November, Pence claimed he did not have classified documents when he was asked by ABC News at his Carmel home.

“I did not,” Pence responded.

“Well, there’d be no reason to have classified documents, particularly if they were in an unprotected area,” Pence continued. “But I will tell you that I believe there had to be many better ways to resolve that issue than executing a search warrant at the personal residence of a former president of the United States.”

You can read the second letter, sent on 1/22 and obtained by ABC News, below.