FBI recovers one more classified document in Mike Pence's Indiana home

February 11, 2023

If you thought the great search for leftover classified documents was finally over, think again. 

According to Breitbart, in the wake of former Vice President Mike Pence having voluntarily turned over classified documents from his residence to the appropriate authorities, an FBI search of his Indiana home turned up some extra paper.

In fact, the federal agency found one more classified document at his home. Six other documents were found in addition to the classified document, but none were sensitive.

The search took place on Friday and lasted approximately five houses. It was described as a "consensual" search.

The details

The discovery comes weeks after President Biden's classified document scandal dominated the headlines, though not for long.

Breitbart noted:

The search of Pence’s residence came more than two weeks after Pence’s legal team alerted the National Archives and Records Administration that a “small number” of classified documents were found at his home after being inadvertently packed up and transported there. 

Devin O’Malley, an adviser to the former vice president, released a statement on the latest find by the FBI.

"The Department of Justice completed a thorough and unrestricted search of five hours and removed one document with classified markings and six additional pages without such markings that were not discovered in the initial review by the vice president’s counsel," the statement read.

O'Malley added that Pence agreed with federal authorities "to a consensual search of his residence." The former vice president was reportedly out of town during the search of his residence.

Cooperation

Pence's office in Washington D.C. could be the next target of an FBI search, but the former vice president and his advisers are cooperating.

"The vice president has directed his legal team to continue its cooperation with appropriate authorities and to be fully transparent through the conclusion of this matter," O'Malley's statement added.

The New York Post reported: "A police car blocked off the driveway leading to Pence’s home in Carmel, a northern suburb of Indianapolis, as reporters swarmed around the front gate. A person familiar with the search told The Post a member of Pence’s legal team was at the home for the duration."

Only time will tell if authorities discover more classified documents in the possession of former presidents and vice presidents, but it sure seems like one side gets far better treatment on the matter.

 

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