By Jamie Gangel, Jeremy Herb and Evan Perez, CNN
Updated 12:21 PM EST, Tue January 24, 2023
Washington – A lawyer for former Vice President Mike Pence discovered about a dozen documents marked as classified at Pence’s Indiana home last week, and he has turned those classified records over to the FBI, multiple sources familiar with the matter told CNN.
The FBI and the Justice Department’s National Security Division have launched a review of the documents and how they ended up in Pence’s house in Indiana.
The classified documents were discovered at Pence’s new home in Carmel, Indiana, by a lawyer for Pence in the wake of the revelations about classified material discovered in President Joe Biden’s private office and residence, the sources said. The discovery comes after Pence has repeatedly said he did not have any classified documents in his possession.
Apparently, eight days ago.
Mark Alford (r) [2022 file photo].
Nope, nothing yet from Mark Alford (r):
Of course, Mark Alford (r) will continue to look like an ignoranimus.
Truman Library Institute @TrumanLibInst
Harry Truman wore many hats during his life — literally! Stetsons were a favorite of the president, wearing them during his daily walks from the White House.
#history #hats #hatday #Missouri
[….] 6:49 PM · Jan 15, 2023
…no one’s actually issuing a federal ban on gas stoves at the moment, we’ve known about the alleged health issues related to gas stoves for years, and most of us aren’t getting new appliances anytime soon.
Stoves are less-than-ideal culture-war fodder. As one colleague observed, Republican politicians are constantly trying to plug something new into the “they’re coming for your ____” outrage machine; today, it’s gas stoves….
Mark Alford (r) hasn’t made any substantive career change. Fancy that.
Did the National Archives demand a return of these documents? Did Biden say he didn’t have them?
You have a problem though. They’re doing this “by the book”. That being the case, we know nothing will come of it. It’s pretty smart. I mean, what else can the GOP demand once the special council comes back favorably for Biden? Which seems likely to happen.
Yeah, you know, that pesky NOT obstructing justice thing.
Wanna be dictator Trump is proud of you.
So your demands to AG Garland are responsible for his appointing a special prosecutor. Wow, you really pack a lot of power for a freshman. [….]
That was probably sarcasm.
So you really think because you called the justice dept they started an investigation. HAHAHAHAHAHA
Good lord! Another damn narcissist! Mark thinks he controls the justice dept.
Does Alford’s pathetic ass really think they answered HIM? Hilarious
You know what, Mark? You’re brand new. You still have a chance to model yourself after anyone than Jim Jordan. Please represent ALL of us & don’t be a stupid squakbox like him. Do work.
Mark Alford (r), August 2022:
Mark Alford @markalfordkc
Yesterday, the FBI raided President Trump’s residence. This is a ridiculous abuse of power by the FBI and the DOJ. We, the American people, deserve to see the warrant for ourselves. 10:02 PM · Aug 9, 2022
Mark Alford @markalfordkc
The partisan DOJ will callously sit by and watch videos of a sitting President’s son commit multiple crimes, but instead of taking action, they spend their energy executing raids on former President’s homes. 10:02 PM · Aug 9, 2022
Mark Alford @markalfordkc
This is just another leftist attempt to disparage the President, and will go down in history as an utter and complete political midterm election-year stunt. 10:02 PM · Aug 9, 2022
Mark Alford @markalfordkc
I’m old enough to remember when flight times were reliable. The FAA has taken a nose dive under Mayor Pete. 11:43 AM · Jan 11, 2023
Some of the responses:
That’s it, get elected, then right to the ad hominem
Please provide specifics as to what Pete did today to delay flight times (or any other time)? Do you have data and facts that prove Pete has caused flight delays? Just asking because this tweet seems like one thing (flight delays) has nothing to do with the other.
You should call your congressman
Someone won the internets today.
You have also taken a huge nose dive since taking you’re oath. You said when you began this that the truth matters. I guess like all republicans you lied. [….]
A system wide computer crash has nothing to do with him you clown.
I’m trying to figure out what Buttigieg did to cause this disruption today. I’m looking forward to you calling the hearings after your finish with Hunter Biden’s laptop.
So when do you get fitted for your tinfoil hat?
Falling right in line with your ridiculous party friends I see. Last I checked the head of the FAA was appointed by Trump [….]
Mayor Pete? Are you three years old? Pathetic hack
Just when I didn’t think someone could top Hartzler when to comes to do nothing, propaganda BS, along comes a TV hack to prove me wrong
I am old enough to remember when a whole country was shut down during Covid under a incompetent pussy grabber named Donald J Trump.
Are you really that stupid?????
Congratulations on your MO House seat Mark! You were the only reason I watched Fox 4! Miss you! You have to protect us from the globalist’s agenda now! #DefundWEF #PoliticiansAgainstWEFagenda
Mark Alford @markalfordkc
Our Republican Party couldn’t be stronger and ready to take our country back. 🇺🇸
Tonight we voted to DEFUND Biden’s 87,000 IRS agents that were hired to attack working class families. 8:44 PM · Jan 9, 2023
Some of the responses:
Awesome, rich people cheat on their taxes, now we can too!
You are a disgusting liar, but so proud of it. [….]
Protecting the rich from paying taxes & hiking up the deficit. Great start Mark.
Congressional Budget Office estimated Monday that the legislation would reduce tax revenue to the tune of almost $186 billion. The net effect would be a 114 billion increase in deficits over the next decade. Another hall pass for the rich! The working class will continue to pay.
They were not hired to attack working class families. They were to be hired over the next ten years to ease the long waits and replace those who will retire or leave in the next ten years. Find out the facts and not maga lies before you vote. Another embarrassment for Missouri.
How does allowing for financial fraud benefit the country, Mark?
They consider that a feature, not a bug.
Will the House and Senate have the votes to override Biden’s veto? Otherwise, it’s just a show
It’s a bad show that closed on five opening nights.
Strong and ready? 15 votes to agree on speaker? You already lie like an elected.
I see you’re out there spreading misinformation to protect your big-money donors and you haven’t even been on the job for less than a week. What an embarrassment you are to those who actually like the United States. Let me guess, you also are pro-insurrection.
You know that’s just a bold faced lie. Is there a shred of decency among the whole lot of you?
No. This has been another edition of Short Answers to Simple Questions.
That’s funny!! I.R.S doesn’t go after honest, hard-working families. Damn Mark didn’t take long for you to put on snake oil.
The snake oil has always been there.
This just proves you’re going to be the Ron Burgundy of Congress. No original thoughts or ideas – just read what the GOP leaders hand you.
He’s had a lot of practice.
Protecting wealthy donors
How are they attacking working class families?
Come on Mark. You know that’s a lie. Only the rich, like yourself, would need to worry about more audits. Besides, if you’re doing nothing wrong what’s it matter? You used to be a better man.
Yeah take the country back for grumpy old white men. Just what we need more extremists in DC like you.
What about going after those millionaires and billionaires that don’t pay taxes ? And BTW. Do you pay taxes?
[….] you. You were a hack journalist now a MAGA traitor.
No agents were hired, Mark. Do y’all even understand what you are voting for or are you puppets?Approval was to fund hiring over 10 years to deal with waves of retirements. Good lord the invomoetency is real. You fit right in. Glad you fake moved into a new area to get elected.
The ridiculous hat is a nice touch, too.
Your political attack on the agency that enforces tax laws just shows that the GOP only cares about wealthy individuals and corporations. Some “Law and Order” politician you are!
Mark-how about a little reality check. The Republican Party is fractured and in disarray. Take our country back? From who? Mediocre broadcaster to mediocre politician. Gross.
Still, both pay well.
Squawk it out, you idiotic parrot.
You are an idiot. Highly disappointing to see a community figure like you be such a cult extremist who slings scare tactics. Anyone with a brain can derive the reason for the funding of additional staff and it’s not to target working class fams. Do better
“Do better” The probability appraoches zero.
They were hired to make the rich pay their fairshare dumbass
Yeah, nice try. Don’t be a dumbass, they were hired to restaff a gutted agency.
The problem is he states that “Conservatives have the majority”. I dont believe it to be true…
How about January 6 service yesterday to honor the police we lost & defended our capital. One Republican showed up & it wasn’t Mark Alford ! And don’t say I’m new here.
You have no agenda apart from grievance, revenge, and protecting the behinds of Trump and his 1/6 insurrectionists ( including “I need a pardon”) Gym Jordan.
Your entire caucus is a bunch of whiny panzy frauds. You’ll fit right in. You don’t speak for your constituents. You’re out for your own political interests only. Sad the lack of dignity in the Rs. It a matter of time before you all implode
The whole time you were at Fox 4 I never knew you was a joke.
Mark seems to be damned if he does, damned if he doesn’t.
Damn, he isn’t.
I’m not sure tying yourself to Gym Jordan is the winning strategy you seem to believe it is.
I’m guessing you’ll be joining the insurrection caucus soon. Sad!
Mark Mark Mark.. that’s not how inflation or gas works. Globally, everything is up. No magic wand is going to fix it bc it’s not inherently a US problem
Remember teleprompter Mark was a Fox News affiliate trained newsman here in KC. He has no knowledge of inflation, gas prices or immigration. Now he is under training from Gym Jordan. Keep watching for ALL HE DOES FOR MO-4. It’ll be easy to keep track of. ZERO [….]
Great! Maybe you can all discuss fixing a system where Donald Trump paid $750 in US taxes his first year.
Ask Mark Alford about IRS funding. Heh.
I would like an explanation for your 15 votes for Kevin McCarthy. I saw numerous requests that you not do so.
After you had constituents PLEAD for not voting McCarthy this is the update you give? Shameful. I could see a mile away the fraud you were, you have deceived the people in our district and went in for yourself.
You’re nothing more than a (not so) pretty boy talking head who has never once had an original thought. Your support for McCarthy, and the DC status quo, tells us all we need to know about you. Resign now and spare yourself the humiliation of being primaried.
You’ll have to wait a bit.
How do you exactly propose to “Secure the border”… when about 20 miles of it goes through the middle of a lake, and a couple hundred miles gows over rugged mountainous terrain?
He’s acting like he was the head guy leading all this. How embarrassing. Hate to break it to you buddy but your the new guy there I doubt you were doing anything that mattered over these past 4 days. Jim Jordan is a traitor and so are you
Stop taking credit for something you had no influence in. Any good that comes from this is ONLY because of the faithful 6…. How gross of you to try and take the credit.
I have one question, so why weren’t you fighting for the 20 who were trying to get conservative rules passed? From vote 1 you sided with Kevin with no effort to fight for rules. Sorry buddy a guy who comes from a news network is not to be trusted. You disgust me.
You could have had Rick Brattin (r). Heh.
You don’t know shit. How about work for Americans. Screw your conservative agenda.
Dude, the rules haven’t been approved yet. There’s another vote.
Some of the responses:
Keeping the status quo alive. Great!
Not going to lie, this is disappointing. Another DC establishment uni-party fraud. The guy lost a dozen votes but kept going. Clearly not a “leader” that has the support of his colleagues and cared only about winning for himself. Matt Gaetz was right. Just put a 🐊 in charge
Didn’t take anytime at all for you to fall in line with the establishment! #lostmyvote #partyhack
Mark, you have lost my vote. Now you are no better than McCarthy, Romney, Cheney, Ryan, and Murkowski a RINO. You talked a good game during your visits to Warrensburg and Knob Noster but you just showed your true colors by backing the establishment.
Just wait. Heh.
Your constituents have lost faith in you. So much for “I set up a phone line just for my people” and “I’ll always fight for my people regardless of what the swamp wants”. Sorry Mark, after listening to you yell your votes for McCarthy, YOU ARE THE SWAMP!
Seems predictably disappointed.
Republican Party is a hot mess right now. I don’t care why, this showed it. I hope you don’t get caught up in the web.
Too late, already there.
I have no faith in the politicians, all are the same, talk too much, make promises. They they get to DC all becoming part of the swamp. This process prove it. So disappointed
We thought you were different, you proved us all wrong. You don’t work for the people that voted for you, you will do whatever McCarthy tells you to do. Pretty damn sad.
“We thought you were different…”
You weren’t paying attention, were you?
@markalfordkc I hope and pray you have the back bone of @mattgaetz @laurenboebert @RepAndyBiggsAZ @EliCraneAZ and @RepBobGood. Don’t fall for the trap.. Fight for us!!
Assumes facts not in evidence.
Two of the “present” votes (Gaetz and Boebert) said last night that the Freedom Caucus got everything they asked for. Ok. Good. But why STILL vote “present?”
Math is hard.
Well you started to prove me right this week and I really was hoping I was wrong. You are 0 for 1 in representing the people whom elected you and 1 for 1 in representing the establishment. Only way from here is up!
I was working on a campaign alongside yours and I saw all your speeches, you held a bible, and would pretend to cry and told everyone you were going to change the swamp. Surprise, he lied. I will be telling all the people I met on the campaign trail how much of a liar you are.
You ever read the responses here? See how awful your ratio is?
Damn, you fell before making it to the front door.