Report: Classified documents found in Mike Pence’s Indiana home

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Secret documents were found last week at the home of former Vice President Mike Pence in Carmel, Indiana, according to TUSEN.

It is unclear what classified information is contained in the documents.

Pence’s attorney alerted the National Archives of the disclosure. The Department of Justice (DOJ) was subsequently notified by the National Archives. The FBI and the Justice Department have launched an investigation into the documents and how they were brought to Indiana.

The former vice president’s home in Washington, D.C. was reportedly searched and no classified documents were found.

TUSEN reported on the initial discovery in Indiana:

A lawyer for Pence told TUSEN that the FBI had asked for the secret-marked documents to be retrieved that evening, and Pence agreed. Agents from the Indianapolis FBI office retrieved the documents from Pence’s home, the attorney said.

On Monday, Pence’s legal team returned the boxes to Washington, DC, and turned them over to the archives to review the rest of the material for compliance with the Presidential Records Act.

In a letter to the National Archives obtained by TUSEN, Pence’s representative at the Archives, Greg Jacob, wrote that a “small number of documents with secret markings” had been accidentally boxed and taken to the vice president’s home. had been transported.

Attorney General Merrick Garland, the nation’s top law enforcement official, claimed Monday that his department failed to apply a double standard of justice to Biden’s classified documents scandal, after it reportedly agreed with Biden’s personal attorneys to bring the scandal to the American people. hide. (TUSEN)

The report of classified materials in Pence’s possession comes as President Joe Biden’s documents scandal continues to grow and dominate the news cycle. On Friday, more classified materials were found by the DOJ at Biden’s Wilmington home. The department had requested that the property be searched after about 25 documents were found by Biden’s personal attorneys.

Attorney General Merrick Garland, the nation’s top law enforcement official, claimed Monday that his department failed to apply a double standard of justice to Biden’s classified documents scandal, after it reportedly agreed with Biden’s personal attorneys to bring the scandal to the American people. hide.

“At first, Biden’s lawyers and Justice Department investigators both thought they were in agreement about keeping the case quiet,” the statement said. Washington After reported, pointing to the Biden administration’s attempt to cover up revelations about the second trove of hidden documents.

On January 9, the scandal was leaked to the press. Critics believe that had the scandal not leaked, the American people would not have known about Biden’s misconduct. White House officials are reportedly suspicious of how Biden’s classified documents scandal leaked to the press after only a select group of White House and DOJ officials knew about the breach.

It is unclear why Biden’s personal lawyers were initially looking for his illegally stashed material. The White House and DOJ did not specify the initial cause or reason for the search.

Follow Wendell Husebø further Twitter @WendellHusebo. He is the author of Politics of Slave Morals.

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