According to Mike Pence’s attorney, documents with secret markings were found at his Indiana home last week.
Pence’s attorney, Greg Jacob, wrote to the National Archives last week stating that the extra records “appears to be a small number of documents bearing classified markings that were accidentally boxed and transported to the personal home of the former Vice President at the end of the last Administration.”
Pence “was unaware of the existence of sensitive or classified documents at his residence,” the official stated.
He also said that Pence “understands the high importance of protecting sensitive and classified information and stands ready and willing to cooperate fully with the National Archives and any appropriate inquiry.”
Tuesday, a representative for the Justice Department declined to comment, and a lawyer for Vice President Pence did not immediately reply to an email requesting more information.
Pence claimed to have left office with no confidential material when he addressed the Associated Press in August.
Directly asked if he had kept any secret information after leaving the office, he replied, “No, not to my knowledge.”