Classified documents found at former U.S. Vice President Mike Pence’s home
Washington, U.S. | bazzup | Former vice president of the United States Mike Pence revealed to Congress on Tuesday that secret documents had been discovered at his Indiana residence.
Pence contacted him about the lost documents on Tuesday, according to a statement from House Committee on Oversight and Accountability Chairman James Comer.
Pence, who served as Donald Trump’s vice president from January 2017 to January 2021, “has committed to fully assist with congressional oversight and any questions we have regarding the situation,” Comer added.
A tiny number of possibly secret documents were apparently discovered in two small boxes, according to Pence’s team, which reportedly contacted the National Archives last week.
On Thursday night, while Pence was in Washington, D.C., federal investigators came to his Carmel, Indiana, home and took the documents.
According to reports, an investigation into the documents and how they got to Pence’s Indiana home has been started by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
Separate special counsels are looking into how Trump and Vice President Joe Biden handled secret material.
The DOJ has said that Trump refused months of demands to return hundreds of secret data to the federal government and instead took the records with him after leaving office. It noted that it required a search warrant to recover the records.
Last week, the FBI conducted a search of Biden’s Wilmington, Delaware, residence and discovered additional documents that were marked as being classified, according to his attorney.
Since November 2022, secret documents or materials have been discovered at Biden’s private house four times. This latest find was one of them.
According to a recent ABC News/Ipsos poll, a sizable majority of Americans think that both Trump and Biden handled sensitive documents in an improper manner.