Secret documents were found in the home of former Vice President Mike Pence

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A lawyer for former Vice President Mike Pence, a potential 2024 presidential candidate, found a “small number” of classified documents during a search of Pence’s Indiana home, according to letters released to the National Archives.

Pence’s designated spokesman for the Vice Presidential Archives, Gregory F. Jacobs said the FBI collected the classified documents from Pence’s home on January 19. Jacob said he would deliver the boxes in which the documents were found, along with the other vice presidents. Presidential papers at the National Archives on January 23.

“Following news of classified documents from President Biden’s private home, on Monday, January 16, Vice President Pence called in an outside attorney with experience working with classified documents to review the records. stored in his private home,” Jacob said in his January 18 letter. “The attorney identified a small number of documents scattered throughout the files that may contain hidden or confidential information.”

Pence, a Republican, was a congressman from Indiana.

The discovery of Pence’s home comes as President Biden has come under fire for classified documents found at his home in Wilmington, Del., and the president’s separate office, despite his cooperation with authorities.

Last August, the FBI raided former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate and found hundreds of classified documents.

This story is growing and will be updated.

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