About ten secret government documents were found in the home of former US Vice President Mike Pence last week, CNN news reported today.
Confidential documents that every administration must turn over to the National Archives after the end of their term have previously been found in former President Donald Trump and current president and former Vice President Joe Biden.
According to Reuters, the politician’s lawyer also confirmed in a letter to the National Archives that classified materials were found at Pence’s home in Indiana. The documents were later retrieved by Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agents on January 19. What exactly is in them and what is the degree of confidentiality, the media has not yet revealed.
According to his lawyer, Pence decided to review the documents at his home after the media reported the classified materials found on Biden. At the same time, “few documents that may contain sensitive or classified information” emerged. Last year, the 63-year-old politician was asked by a journalist if he had received classified documents from the White House, he said he had not.
This is a myriad of recent cases where confidential documents were found in the homes or offices of high-ranking politicians. The most watched case is material found in Biden’s home in Wilmington, Delaware and his former office in Washington. The documents are from his tenure in the Senate and the Vice President. The case is led by private detective Robert Hur, recently appointed by US Attorney General Merrick Garland.
The 80-year-old politician has now been criticized by Republicans for failing to turn the documents over to the National Archives, particularly for describing former President Trump as irresponsible, who had in his Florida a number of classified material from his past presidency. residence and refused to surrender them. That’s why the FBI searched his Florida home last year and took the documents. Trump is also facing an investigation into the case.
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