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Mike Pence and Mark Meadows Dispute Trump’s Claim He Declassified Documents

HeadlineAug 22, 2023

Former Vice President Mike Pence and former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows have recently undercut Trump’s claims that Trump declassified documents he took with him when he left the White House. Pence told ABC News on Sunday he was “never made aware of any broad-based effort to declassify documents,” while Meadows has reportedly made a similar claim to investigators working for special counsel Jack Smith. On Monday, Jack Smith’s office sharply rejected Trump’s call to delay the start of his federal election interference trial until 2026, accusing Trump’s legal team of grossly exaggerating the volume of evidence being brought against Trump.

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