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FBI to search Mike Pence’s Indiana home and DC office for more classified documents

The FBI is expected to search former Vice President Mike Pence’s Indiana home and Washington, DC-area office for more classified documents.

The Wall Street Journal first reported Thursday that there would be a search of the $1.9 Carmel, Indiana home, with CNN additionally reporting that Pence’s office would be fished through as well.

Sources said the Justice Department is in talks with Pence’s legal team currently.

Pence’s team does not believe there are additional documents to be found, CNN said.

Last month, Pence’s lawyers voluntarily disclosed that documents with classified markings were discovered at the ex-veep’s home – on the heels of classified documents being found at President Joe Biden’s former DC office and Wilmington home, and after former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a- Lago was raided by the FBI for missing classified documents in August.

The FBI is expected to search former Vice President Mike Pence's Indiana home for more classified documents

The FBI is expected to search former Vice President Mike Pence’s Indiana home for more classified documents

The documents were found by one of Pence’s lawyers, who had been tasked with looking through his papers at the vice president‘s request, out of the abundance of caution after the Biden and Trump discoveries.

They were located on January 16, with Pence’s lawyer Greg Jacob writing a letter and informing the National Archives of the discovery on January 18.

Jacob asked a top Archives official for help ‘collecting and transferring to the custody of the National Archives an additional set of Vice Presidential records.’

‘The additional records appear to be a small number of documents bearing classified markings that were inadvertently boxed and transported to the personal home of the former Vice President at the end of the last Administration,’ Jacob said.

“Vice President Pence was unaware of the existence of sensitive or classified documents at his personal residence,” the lawyer added.

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Classified documents found at Mike Pence’s home and turned over to DOJ: Lawyer

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ABC NEWS–Classified documents have been found in the home of former Vice President Mike Pence and turned over to the FBI for reviewmultiple sources familiar with the matter tell ABC News.

A lawyer for Pence conducted a search of Pence’s home in Indiana last week and found around a dozen documents marked as classified, sources said. The search was done proactively and in the wake of the news that classified documents from before he was president were found in Joe Biden’s home and old office at the Penn Biden Center, a Washington, DC, think tank.

The Pence documents are undergoing a review by the Department of Justice’s National Security Division and the FBI, the sources said

CNN first reported the discovery of classified materials.

In a letter sent last week to the National Archives, and obtained by ABC News, a representative for Pence wrote that Pence had engaged outside counsel on Jan. 16 to review records that were stored in his home. It was during that review that a lawyer found a “small number of documents that could potentially contain sensitive or classified information interspersed throughout the records.”

Pence’s lawyer and representative, Greg Jacob, wrote in the letter that the counsel was unable to provide an exact description of the folders or briefing materials because they did not review the contents after realizing they had potential classification markings.

“Vice President Pence immediately secured those documents in a locked safe pending further direction on proper handling from the National Archives,” Jacob, who is Pence’s designated representative for his records and also his former top lawyer during the administration, wrote in the letter.

Jacob asserted that Pence was “unaware” of the records being in his possession and was “willing to fully cooperate with the National Archives and any appropriate inquiry.”


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