former vice president American mike pence He said that he did not take any confidential information with him when he stepped down.
Friday’s revelation—usually nothing special for a former vice president—is notable now as FBI agents confiscated top-secret and classified documents from his former boss’s Florida residence on Aug. was examined. federal. Former President Donald Trump has said that all documents confiscated by agents were “declassified”.
Asked if he had withheld any confidential documents after leaving office, Pence told the Associated Press in an interview: “No, not that I know.”
Despite the inclusion of material marked “top secret” in the government’s list of documents recovered from Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence, Pence said, “Honestly, I don’t want to be biased until all The facts don’t come to the fore.” ,
Pence was in Iowa on Friday as part of a two-day visit to the state, which is organizing the first GOP presidential primary. It comes as the former vice-president has begun to throng other early-voting states, with his sights set on the 2024 presidential campaign.
Pence also spoke about Republican Representative Liz Cheney’s primary loss to a Trump-backed opponent this week. Cheney, who is the biggest critic of Trump’s party, has called the former president “a very serious threat to our republic” and on January 6 as deputy chairman of the House panel investigating the 2021 attack on Capitol Hill. His role in the film has created anger. ,
“My response is that the people of Wisconsin have spoken out,” said Pence, who was the target of fury from the attackers on Capitol Hill, including “Hang Pence!” Some who shouted were also involved.