Another Classified Document Found At Ex US Vice-President Pence’s House

Another secret document found at the home of former US vice president Pence

Former top US officials are obliged to hand over all official papers from their time in the White House.


The FBI found an additional classified document at the home of former vice president Mike Pence on Friday, two weeks after Republicans admitted there were “a small number” of government records at his home.

Pence’s spokesman, Devin O’Malley, said in a statement to US media that agents produced the document during a “thorough and unrestricted” five-hour search of the house. home in Carmel, Indiana, conducted with Pence’s consent.

They removed “one document marked classified and six additional documents without such marking that the vice president’s adviser did not discover during the initial review,” he added.

The search comes after Mr. Pence, who is considering running for president in 2024, reported last month that an aide had discovered classified documents, which could have been obtained along with other documents when He left the White House in January 2021.

That comes after searches of the homes of President Joe Biden and former president Donald Trump also revealed classified documents.

Former top US officials are obligated to turn over all official papers from their White House days to the National Archives.

A scandal erupted when FBI agents raided Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home in Florida last August and found a large amount of classified documents, after Trump insisted he didn’t have any. which document.

That comes after months of requests from the National Archives for all the documents Trump carried with him.

The former president is being investigated by an independent Justice Department prosecutor on charges of illegally obtaining and keeping classified documents and obstructing the investigation.

After Trump’s case broke, classified documents were later discovered in a Washington office that Biden used before becoming president.

That led to the FBI allowing Biden to search his Wilmington, Delaware home, where more documents were found, and his vacation home in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, where no documents were found. .

“The Vice President has directed his legal team to continue to cooperate with the appropriate authorities and be fully transparent through the conclusion of this matter,” O’Malley added in the multi-media statement. US media quoted.

O’Malley did not respond to AFP’s request for comment.

The latest discovery limited two days of unsolicited headlines to Pence, who was said to have been subpoenaed on Thursday in a separate federal investigation into Trump’s attempt to overturn the election. 2020 election and his role in the attack on the U.S. Capitol in 2021.

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