Aug 21, 2022
Mike Pence Tells AP He Never Took Classified Material While In Office Transcript
Former Vice President Mike Pence is wrapped up a two-day visit to Iowa, honing in on the differences between him and former President Donald Trump. Read the transcript here.
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Speaker 1: (00:01)
Tonight, former Vice President, Mike Pence wrapping up a two-day visit to Iowa and hammering home his differences with his former boss, telling the Associated Press that he never took classified documents from his time in the White House. It comes just a day after he defended the FBI.
Mike Pence: (00:18)
We can demand that they reveal why this search warrant was executed against the residence of a former President of the United States, but without demeaning the rank and file men and women of the FBI.
Speaker 1: (00:30)
Former President Donald Trump teasing a major motion pertaining to the Fourth Amendment, which protects people from unreasonable searches and seizures. His attorneys suggesting a special master could be appointed to review the evidence as a third party.
James Trusty: (00:45)
One of the benefits of the special master, if the master agrees with this, is we can stop DOJ in their tracks when it comes to inspecting these documents.
Speaker 1: (00:53)
Meanwhile, the Department of Justice has until Thursday to file its proposed redactions for the affidavit central to the FBI search. Then, a judge will decide whether that version might be released to the public. Mr. Pence, drawing a distinction with his one-time running mate, while weighing his own future. Traveling to Iowa on the heels of visiting New Hampshire as he inches closer to a decision on running for president next cycle.
Mike Pence: (01:17)
My family and I will do is we’ve always done and that is reflect and pray on where we might next serve.
Speaker 1: (01:24)
All of this as another 2024 contender tries out his potential campaign message.
Ron DeSantis: (01:28)
Hello, Western Pennsylvania.
Speaker 1: (01:31)
Florida’s GOP governor, Ron DeSantis, stumping for a Trump-backed candidate in Pennsylvania Friday night.
Ron DeSantis: (01:37)
We must fight the woke in our businesses. We must fight the woke in government agencies. We can never, ever surrender to woke ideology
Monica joins us now from the White House. Monica, we have some new reporting on when former President Trump may announce he’s running again.
Monica Alba: (01:55)
A source close to Mr. Trump tells NBC News he’ll likely wait to announce his third White House bid until after the midterms, in part to avoid blame if Republicans underperform. Jose?
Monica Alba at the White House. Thank you.
Speaker 7: (02:11)
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