The Wall Street Journal reports that the FBI will search Mike Pence’s Indiana home for classified documents.
The Justice Department is negotiating with Mike Pence’s attorney to conduct a search.
It was reported last Tuesday that a “small number of documents with classified identities” were found in Carmel, Indiana, belonging to former Vice President Mike Pence.
According to CNN, one of Mike Pence’s lawyers searched his residence for classified material “with extreme caution.”
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“Vice President Pence was not aware of the existence of sensitive or classified documents at his personal residence,” a Pence representative said. Written by Greg Jacob. “Vice President Pence understands the great importance of protecting sensitive and classified information and is ready and willing to cooperate fully with the National Archives and any appropriate inquiry.”
Mike Pence’s Carmel, Indiana home
The National Archives last week asked former presidents and vice presidents to review their records for classified material.
“The responsibility to comply with the PRA does not diminish after the end of the regime,” the letter says. “Therefore, we request that you conduct an evaluation of any material relating to the administration in which you act as a designated representative under the PRA, whether presidential or vice presidential records subject to the PRA, classified or unclassified, to determine whether they may inadvertently contain bodies of material previously thought to be personal in nature.
“The archives sent the letter to representatives of former presidents Trump, Barack Obama, George W. Bush, Bill Clinton, George HW Bush and Ronald Reagan, and former vice presidents Pence, Biden, Dick Cheney, Al Gore and Don Quayle.” CNN reported.
The letter sent to the former president and vice president comes after Mike Pence ‘discovered’ classified documents at his Carmel, Indiana home.