FBI raids former US vice-president’s home — RT World News

FBI agents searched the home of former U.S. Vice President Mike Pence in Carmel, Indiana on Friday, reportedly looking for any more classified documents than classified documents. “small number” previously disclosed by its attorneys. The search came a day after Pence was summoned by the special counsel in the investigation of former President Donald Trump.

Special counsel Jack Smith is seeking testimony from Pence in the investigation into Trump’s conduct in the wake of the 2020 presidential election. The ruling Democratic Party has accused Trump of seeking a way. “flip results” of the vote and provoked the January 6, 2021 riots at the United States Capitol.

However, finding classified documents seems to be a separate issue. Last month, Pence’s attorney volunteer that some documents with signs of classification were found at his home. The disclosure comes amid a series of reports sorting through files from Joe Biden’s vice-presidency to Barack Obama (2009-2017) found at his home in Delaware and at a private institution. consultation in Pennsylvania.

Attorney Greg Jacob wrote to the National Archives that Pence hired “outside consulting” to search for such documents and the former VP was “don’t know” that some papers have been “accidentally boxed and shipped” to Carmel at the end of the Trump administration.

The documents have been “right away” were kept in a locked safe on January 16, and the FBI came to retrieve them a few days later, Jacob’s letter said.

Dozens of FBI agents raided Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate in August 2022, looking for classified documents that the National Archives claimed were undelivered. Trump insisted that he declassified all the papers while in office. As president, he has the power to do so – while Biden and Pence are not.

Both Biden and Trump are currently being investigated by the special counsel over the matter of classification, further complicating their 2024 presidential run. Pence has also signaled that he will run to be the Republican nominee next year.

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