Classified documents were found at former Vice President Mike Pence’s home in Carmel, Indiana, last week, according to CNN.
It is unclear what classified information exists in the documents.
Pence’s lawyer alerted the National Archives of the revelation. The Department of Justice (DOJ) was subsequently notified by the National Archives. The FBI and Justice Department have launched an investigation into the documents and how they were taken to Indiana.
The former vice president’s home in Washington, DC, was reportedly searched and no classified documents were found.
About a dozen classified documents were found at former Vice President Mike Pence’s Indiana home and turned over to the FBI, sources tell CNN https://t.co/KjBR0SmnSB
— CNN (@CNN) January 24, 2023
CNN reported about the initial discovery in Indiana:
A lawyer for Pence told CNN that the FBI requested to pick up the documents with classified markings that evening, and Pence agreed. Agents from the FBI’s field office in Indianapolis picked up the documents from Pence’s home, the lawyer said.
On Monday, Pence’s legal team drove the boxes back to Washington, DC, and handed them over to the Archives to review the rest of the material for compliance with the Presidential Records Act.
In a letter to the National Archives obtained by CNN, Pence’s representative to the Archives Greg Jacob wrote that a “small number of documents bearing classified markings” were inadvertently boxed and transported to the vice president’s home.