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Pence declines to share documents with House impeachment inquiry -counsel

WASHINGTON, Oct 15 (Reuters) - Vice President Mike Pence declined on Tuesday to submit documents to the House of Representative committees pursuing an impeachment inquiry of President Donald Trump, his office said, calling the probe "self-proclaimed" and the requests for information too broad.

Pence's counsel, Matthew Morgan, said in a letter to three Democratic lawmakers leading the inquiry that the scope of documents requested included some "which are clearly not vice-presidential records, pursuant to a self-proclaimed 'impeachment inquiry.'"

Morgan said Pence's office was prepared to work with the committees if they "wish to return to the regular order of legitimate legislative oversight requests, and the Committees have appropriate requests for information solely in the custody of the Office of the Vice President." (Reporting by Jeff Mason Editing by Chris Reese)