Pence Classified Documents

FILE - Former Vice President Mike Pence sits for an interview with the Associated Press, Nov. 16, 2022, in New York. Documents with classified markings were discovered in former Vice President Mike Pence's Indiana Home last week, according to his attorney. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

(The Center Square) - Classified documents were discovered at the Carmel, Ind., home of former Vice President Mike Pence last week, according to CNN.

Pence's lawyer found about 12 classified documents last week and turned the records over to the FBI, anonymous sources told CNN.

The FBI and Justice Department's National Security Division are looking into the documents and how they ended up at Pence's residence.

CNN reported that Pence has said many times that he didn't have any classified documents in his possession. It wasn't clear what the contents of the documents were or how sensitive the information was, according to CNN.

One of Pence's lawyers told CNN that the FBI asked to retrieve the classified documents that evening and Pence agreed.

A Pence representative told CNN a small number of documents were inadvertently put in boxes and transported to Pence's home.

Former President Donald Trump had more than 300 classified documents at his Mar-a-Lago home when it was raided by the FBI last August, according to the New York Times.

The FBI has also found classified documents in the Wilmington, Del., home of President Joe Biden. Some classified documents were found in Biden's private office and more documents were found in his garage, according to CNN. The FBI found more classified documents in a 13-hour search of Biden's home on Friday.

Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre declined to comment on reports about classified documents found at Pence's home during a news briefing Tuesday afternoon.

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