‘Who’s next?’ Unfortunate Pence interview resurfaces, backlash builds over latest classified doc revelation

Former Vice President Mike Pence told Congress on Tuesday that he discovered a small number of classified documents at his home in Carmel, Indiana on Jan. 16 and informed the National Archives on Jan. 18 who, in turn, informed the FBI.

(Video Credit: Fox Business)

This follows the ongoing discovery of classified material at President Biden’s homes and at his former office in Washington, D.C.

A dozen allegedly classified documents were found in two small boxes along with two other boxes that contained copies of vice presidential papers, according to Fox News Digital.

On Jan. 18, Greg Jacob, Pence’s attorney, wrote to Acting Director Kate Dillon McClure of the White House Liaison Division National Archives and Records Administration to advise her that papers “containing classified markings” were found at the Indiana residence. Following the discovery, the documents were immediately put in a safe according to Pence. He claims he had been unaware of the presence of classified documents in his home.

In a second letter to the National Archives on Jan. 22, Jacob wrote that on the evening of Jan. 19, the FBI agents arrived at Pence’s Indiana home to retrieve the documents.

The attorney said that Pence “engaged outside counsel, with experience in handling classified documents, to review records stored in his personal home after it became public that documents with classified markings were found in President Joe Biden’s Wilmington residence,” according to the Associated Press.

On the evening that the FBI agents collected the documents from Pence’s home, he was in Washington, D.C. attending the annual March for Life.

Pence’s team asserts that the Department of Justice or the agency that issues the documents will need to make a final determination on whether the documents are considered actually classified or not despite the markings on them.

Also taken to the National Archives in Washington, D.C. were other documents that were not marked as classified. No classified documents were reportedly found in Pence’s Advancing American Freedom office.

Chairman James Comer (R-Ky.) of the House Oversight Committee was notified by Pence’s team on Tuesday regarding the classified documents found at his personal residence, according to Fox News Digital.

Despite former President Trump having executive privilege concerning classified material, neither former Vice President Mike Pence nor Biden had such authority when in office.

Pence has stated previously that he didn’t take any classified documents with him when he left office.

In a January interview with Fox Business, Pence detailed a “very formal process” used by his office to handle classified information as well as the steps taken by his team to make sure none were taken with him.

“Before we left the White House, the attorneys on my staff went through all the documents at both the White House and our offices there and at the vice president’s residence to ensure that any documents that needed to be turned over to the National Archives, including classified documents, were turned over. So we went through a very careful process in that regard,” Pence stated.

There was a thunderous response to the disclosure concerning Pence:

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