Classified documents found at former VP Mike Pence’s Indiana home

Pence asked outside counsel to look for records with classified markings following recent reports about documents found in President Joe Biden’s Delaware home, his counsel said.

Former Vice President Mike Pence speaks at Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy on May 10, 2022. (KPRC)

A “small number” of classified documents was discovered last week at former Vice President Mike Pence’s Indiana home, according to two letters Pence’s counsel sent to the National Archives obtained by NBC News.

The lawyer, Greg Jacob, said the documents were discovered on Jan. 16 after Pence asked “outside counsel” to look for records bearing classified markings following the recent news about documents found in President Joe Biden’s Delaware home.

Jacobs, who was a top lawyer in Pence’s vice presidential office and now represents him on matters pertaining to the National Archives, said the team identified a “small number of documents that could potentially contain sensitive or classified information” while reviewing records stored in his personal home.

Read more here from NBC News.