Ex Pence adviser says she would be ‘in jail’ if she took documents like Trump did

Olivia Troye, a former Homeland Security adviser to ex-Vice President Mike Pence, said Sunday she would be “in jail” if, like former President Donald Trump, she took classified documents from the White House.

FBI agents searched Trump’s Mar-a-Lago, Florida residence on Aug. 8 looking for classified documents allegedly improperly kept on the property. They seized 20 boxes allegedly containing classified documents that experts have warned are vulnerable to foreign espionage. However, Trump and his allies have said the search was politically motivated.

Troye, who has become a vocal critic of Trump and the direction of the Republican Party since leaving the White House in 2020, said during a CNN appearance that she would have been severely punished for taking documents from the White House would have.

“I would be in jail,” she said. “To be honest, I would answer questions afterwards. Frankly, even if classified information was found outside of where it was supposed to be stored, there was a responsibility to actually report it — turn it in and report yourself. That’s how seriously we take it. Take this.”

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Above, former President Donald Trump speaks during a rally in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania on Saturday. Olivia Troye, a former homeland security adviser to former Vice President Mike Pence, said she would be “in jail” if, like Trump, she took documents from the White House.
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Troye added that during her time in the White House, she “saw people getting smuggled out of the Pentagon for a lot less.” Her comments come after Trump addressed the search during his rally in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, on Saturday night — his first rally since the FBI raid.

“The FBI and the Justice Department have become vicious monsters controlled by rogue leftist lawyers and the media telling them what to do – you people right there – and when to do it,” Trump said.

On Friday, the Department of Justice (DOJ) released an inventory of what FBI agents found at Mar-a-Lago. In addition to highly classified documents, they also found dozens of empty folders marked classified and more than 10,000 other unclassified government documents, according to the Associated Press.

However, the inventory did not specify the exact nature of the secret documents. Legal analyst Glenn Kirschner on Friday questioned whether or not Trump might have sold the missing documents, adding that if he did, he should be arrested.

Troye defends Biden’s speech

US President Joe Biden took aim at Trump and his supporters during a speech in Philadelphia on Thursday about the “battle for the soul of the nation”. During the fiery speech, he condemned what he saw as anti-democratic behavior by the Republican Party. He has blasted them for attacking the integrity of the 2020 presidential election, speaking out against abortion rights and trying to “turn this country backwards.” Many in the GOP condemned the speech as Biden is accused of being partisan and divisive.

On Saturday, during an MSNBC appearance where she defended Biden’s anti-MAGA speech, Troye warned the Trump-leaning wing of the Republican Party as “dangerous.”

“Many of us agree. There are a lot of us Republican voters who aren’t the right lunatic to take over the party, which is detrimental to the party I would say,” Troye said. “We don’t identify with that at all. And I think as long as they keep doing that, they’re going to lose.”

news week has reached out to Trump’s office for comment.

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