According to a prominent legislator, Mike Pence‘s attorney found documents marked as sensitive at the former US vice president’s residence last week and turned them over to the FBI.
James Comer, the head of the Republican House oversight committee, said in a statement that Mike Pence “reached out today concerning sensitive materials found at his residence in Indiana,” and that he had committed to “fully comply” with any congressional inquiry.
The nature of the content in the documents, as well as their level of sensitivity or classification, weren’t immediately apparent.
The finding follows information about classified material found in President Joe Biden’s private office and home, as well as accusations that Biden’s predecessor Donald Trump obstructed justice in relation to an FBI investigation into a much larger cache of classified information discovered at his home.
Without referencing the Trump issue, Comer said, “Former Vice President Mike Pence‘s honesty stands in stark contrast to Biden White House personnel who continue to suppress information from Congress and the American public.”
According to CNN, which cited unidentified sources, Pence had ordered his lawyer to investigate his home out of “an excess of caution.” The lawyer started looking through four boxes kept at Pence’s home last week and discovered a “small number” of documents with sensitive information.