by Katelynn Richardson
The Department of Justice (DOJ) declined to charge former Vice President Mike Pence for classified documents found at his home, according to a DOJ letter obtained by the New York Times.
The DOJ sent Pence (pictured above) a letter Thursday night informing him that “no criminal charges will be sought” in connection with the department’s investigation into classified documents found at his Indiana home, per the NYT. One of Pence’s lawyers found the documents at Pence’s home in January, alerting the National Archives, CNN reported.
“The Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Department’s National Security Division have conducted an investigation into the potential mishandling of classified information,” the DOJ wrote to Pence’s lawyer Thursday, according to CNN. “Based on the results of that investigation, no criminal charges will be sought.”
No evidence suggested Pence knew the documents were in his home, AP News reported.
Pence is expected to announce his candidacy for the 2024 presidential election next week in Iowa.
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