Pence denies keeping "secret documents" after leaving the post of US Vice President

Pence denies keeping "secret documents" after leaving the post of US Vice President Mike Pence, former US Vice President Donald Trump, has denied having any classified documents after leaving office. He made clear that he was waiting for the results of the FBI's ongoing investigation into documents seized from Trump's drug.  Former US Vice President Mike Pence said on Friday that he did not take any classified documents with him when he left office.  The normally-ordinary remark of a former vice president is remarkable because FBI agents seized classified and top-secret information from former President Donald Trump's Florida estate on Aug. 8 while investigating potential violations of three different federal laws. Trump claimed that the documents seized by the agents were "all declassified."  Asked directly if he kept any classified information when he left office, Pence said in an interview with The Associated Press: "As far as I know, no."  Although the documents marked "Top Secret" were included in the government's list of items recovered from Trump's Mar-a-Lago residence, Pinsk said, "I honestly don't want to prejudge them until we know all the facts."  Pence visited Iowa on Friday as part of a two-day trip to the state, which hosts the Republican caucuses.  It comes as the former vice president has visited other early voting states as he takes steps toward launching a campaign to run for the White House in 2024.  Pence also backed Republican Representative Liz Cheney, who was defeated earlier this week by a Trump-backed challenger.  Liz Cheney, arguably the most prominent Republican critic of Trump, described the former president as a "very serious and dangerous threat to our republic" and further infuriated him through her role as deputy chair of the investigation committee into the events of January 6 that took place in the Capitol Building.  As for Pence, who was targeted in the Capitol that day by angry rioters, some of whom chanted, "Hang Mike Pence!" “My reaction was that the people of Wyoming had their say,” he said. And, you know, I accept their judgment about the kind of representation they want on Capitol Hill.”  Pence said he had "great respect" for Liz Cheney's father, former Vice President Dick Cheney, who served two terms under President George W. Bush.  "I also appreciate the conservative stance that Congressman Liz Cheney has taken over the years," he added. But I was disappointed by the partisan nature of the commission to investigate the events of January 6 from the outset.”

Mike Pence, former US Vice President Donald Trump, has denied having any classified documents after leaving office. He made clear that he was waiting for the results of the FBI's ongoing investigation into documents seized from Trump's drug.

Former US Vice President Mike Pence said on Friday that he did not take any classified documents with him when he left office.

The normally-ordinary remark of a former vice president is remarkable because FBI agents seized classified and top-secret information from former President Donald Trump's Florida estate on Aug. 8 while investigating potential violations of three different federal laws. Trump claimed that the documents seized by the agents were "all declassified."

Asked directly if he kept any classified information when he left office, Pence said in an interview with The Associated Press: "As far as I know, no."

Although the documents marked "Top Secret" were included in the government's list of items recovered from Trump's Mar-a-Lago residence, Pinsk said, "I honestly don't want to prejudge them until we know all the facts."

Pence visited Iowa on Friday as part of a two-day trip to the state, which hosts the Republican caucuses.

It comes as the former vice president has visited other early voting states as he takes steps toward launching a campaign to run for the White House in 2024.

Pence also backed Republican Representative Liz Cheney, who was defeated earlier this week by a Trump-backed challenger.

Liz Cheney, arguably the most prominent Republican critic of Trump, described the former president as a "very serious and dangerous threat to our republic" and further infuriated him through her role as deputy chair of the investigation committee into the events of January 6 that took place in the Capitol Building.

As for Pence, who was targeted in the Capitol that day by angry rioters, some of whom chanted, "Hang Mike Pence!" “My reaction was that the people of Wyoming had their say,” he said. And, you know, I accept their judgment about the kind of representation they want on Capitol Hill.”

Pence said he had "great respect" for Liz Cheney's father, former Vice President Dick Cheney, who served two terms under President George W. Bush.

"I also appreciate the conservative stance that Congressman Liz Cheney has taken over the years," he added. But I was disappointed by the partisan nature of the commission to investigate the events of January 6 from the outset.”
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