According to The Wall Street Journal, the FBI will search Mike Pence’s Indiana home for classified material.
The Justice Department is reportedly talking with Pence’s legal team to schedule a search that’s expected to take place in days.
Reports recently surfaced that classified documents were found inside Mike Pence’s home.
Pence’s lawyer said on January 16th that a small number of classified documents were found inside of Pence’s Indiana home.
The discovery occurred after Pence asked his counsel to search his home to find any classified documents.
Now, the Department of Justice will conduct their own search of Pence’s home for classified material.
BREAKING: FBI to search Mike Pence’s Indiana home for classified documents.
— DailyNoah.com (@DailyNoahNews) February 2, 2023
🚨BREAKING: The FBI will search Mike Pence’s home for more classified documents.https://t.co/n5pScllbPF
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) February 2, 2023
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— Daily Mail US (@DailyMail) February 2, 2023
The Wall Street Journal reported:
Last month, following similar revelations from President Biden’s legal team, Mr. Pence’s lawyers disclosed they had discovered several documents with classification markings at his home and turned them over to authorities. They said the documents had been inadvertently packed up and transported and that Mr. Pence was unaware of their existence.
Both disclosures came as the Justice Department has been investigating former President Donald Trump over the handling of classified material after he left the White House at his Mar-a-Lago resort.
Federal Bureau of Investigation agents collected documents from Mr. Pence’s Indiana home on Jan. 19 at the request of the Justice Department, according to a letter from Mr. Pence’s lawyer, Greg Jacob, sent to the National Archives dated Jan. 22. Mr. Pence agreed to the transfer, the letter said. Agents haven’t yet undertaken a search of their own there.
Pence’s team said they don’t believe there are any additional classified documents at the home.
Daily Mail added:
Sources told CNN that the documents were of a lesser classification than the top-secret papers found at Biden‘s Delaware home and Washington, D.C. office and the more than 300 files found at Trump‘s Mar-a-Lago resort.
The network reported that the documents were background briefing materials for foreign trips.
Pence gave Biden some political cover with the admission that he had also taken classified documents home.
Now some of the narrative is whether there’s an overclassification problem in Washington and if departing presidents and vice presidents need to follow better protocols when packing up.