In his first interview from his Senate office, Vice President Mike Pence said on "Special Report" that the Trump administration is not taking lightly the classified CIA information released by WikiLeaks.

Pence, who formally serves as president of the Senate, said if the documents leaked by Julian Assange's group are confirmed to be authentic, they would constitute "one of the most significant compromises of national security in recent memory."


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"No resource will be spared in holding those accountable who have leaked information," Pence said.

Pence said federal law prohibits agencies like the CIA from spying on its own citizens domestically in the methods laid out by the purported documents, like through Smart Televisions.

"Trafficking in national security information is a very serious offense," Pence said.

Bret Baier also asked Pence about President Trump's praise of WikiLeaks while they were disclosing John Podesta's emails and other Clinton campaign information during the presidential campaign, in light of the new revelations.

See his response in the clip above.


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