FBI agents found another secret document in the home of the former US vice president

FBI agents found another secret document in the home of the former US vice president

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Former US Vice President Mike Pence, 7 October 2020.

Washington – Agents of the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) today, during a pre-arranged search of former Vice President Mike Pence's residence in Indiana, found another document labeled secret, reports the AP agency. Documents marked as secret were already found in Pence's possession in January. Former President Donald Trump and current Head of State Joe Biden have also previously been found to have improperly stored sensitive government materials.

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Devin O'Malley, an adviser to Pence, said the Justice Department conducted a “thorough and unrestricted five-hour search” and seized “one document marked classified and six other pages not marked classified.” At the time of today's visit, Pence and the woman were visiting family on the West Coast of the US, according to the AP, and a representative of Pence's legal team was present. According to O'Malley, Pence has directed his legal team to continue to cooperate with the Justice Department and “be fully transparent until the conclusion of this matter.”

The search, which a Justice Department official confirmed earlier in the day, was conducted after Pence's lawyer, Greg Jacob, notified the National Archives in a letter on Jan. 18 of the discovery of classified documents. According to him, Pence's associates at the time found a “small number” of classified documents in the house, which they said were “inadvertently packed and transported” at the end of Trump's and Pence's terms in early 2021. did not respond to a comment on the new finding.

President Biden has faced a similar case in recent weeks, and in his case it involves older documents from his time as vice president and senator. The records, which were supposed to be turned over to the National Archives after leaving office, were found by Biden's aides at a home in Wilmington, Delaware, and at his former office in Washington. Because of this, Biden is now facing an investigation by a special investigator.

The federal Department of Justice also named him in the case surrounding Trump, whose problems surrounding secret documents are the most serious among the three politicians mentioned so far. According to findings so far, he had several boxes of government materials at his residence in Florida after leaving the White House and did not want to give them up. After months of investigation, he handed some of the documents over to the authorities, and FBI agents seized others during a raid in August.