The vice president Mike Pence informed Congress that he had discovered classified documents in his home in Carmel, Indiana, dating back to his time as vice president of the United States of America. Following news circulating in recent weeks regarding classified documents found at the headquarters of a think tank in Washington, DC, and in Wilmington, Delaware, and belonging to Joe Biden and his time as vice president, Pence’s team has conducted searches of his Indiana home and the office of his political advocacy group, Advancing American Freedom. According to his team, Pence notified the National Archives on Jan. 18 of a small number of potentially classified documents found in two boxes. Two other containers held copies of the vice president’s documents. The National Archives then notified the FBI as standard procedure, according to reports Fox News.
Also classified documents at Pence’s house
Pence’s attorney Greg Jacob wrote to Acting Director of the National Archives Kate Dillon McClure Jan. 18 to inform her of the documents”containing classified informationAfter the documents were discovered, they were immediately placed in a safe, the former US vice president’s team said. The documents were collected by the FBI in Carmel, Indiana on Thursday, Jan. 19. At the time the former Republican vice president was in Washington, DC for the annual March for Life.The GOP official’s team said that although the documents bear classified markings, the Justice Department will have to look into them and decide if they are indeed documents classified or not. In addition, no classified documents were reportedly found at the offices of Advancing American Freedom. The House oversight committee confirmed to Fox News that President James Comer was briefed by Pence’s team on Tuesday about the discovery of the documents.
Biden in the crosshairs of justice and political controversy
In the meantime, the controversy against President Biden continues. Indeed, on January 22, Justice Department investigators found another 6 confidential documents in the home of the American head of state in Wilmington, Delaware. This was confirmed by the president’s lawyer, Bob Bauer, who added that the search lasted twelve hours. The six documents relate to Biden’s activity as a senator and as a vice president of Barack Obama. The research shows that federal investigators are rapidly proceeding with the investigation of the classified documents found in the possession of the tenant of the White House. This month, the Attorney General, Merrick Garland, has appointed a special counsel to investigate the matter, Robert Hur. The latter is investigating how the president and his team handled confidential Obama-era documents that were recently found at the president’s home and former office. Republicans likened the probe to the investigation into former President Trump, but the White House countered that the president’s team cooperated with authorities in the investigation, handing over the documents immediately unlike The Donald. And now the spotlights also turn on his (ex) deputy, Mike Pence..