Former Vice-President Mike Pence is about to get a visit from the FBI.
After Pence’s legal team discovered classified data inside the apartment last month, federal law enforcement officers are now reportedly planning on searching his home in the coming days.
Following revelations that classified documents had been discovered in Biden’s office at the Penn Biden Center, a Washington think tank affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania, Pence directed his team to search his home in Indiana and office at his political advocacy group, Advancing American Freedom (AAF).
The search of Pence’s offices at AAF yielded no classified documents.
According to a letter from Mr. Pence’s lawyer, Greg Jacob, filed to the National Archives on Jan. 22, Federal Bureau of Investigation officers retrieved papers from Mr. Pence’s Indiana residence on Jan. 19 at the request of the Justice Department.
According to the letter, Mr. Pence agreed to the relocation. Agents have not yet conducted their own search there.
According to a source close to Mr. Pence, his legal team believes their previous investigation was complete and that no new classified materials exist there.
The Justice Department is conducting criminal investigations against former President Donald Trump and Vice President Joe Biden in connection with their handling of confidential information.
On January 18, the former vice president notified the National Archives of the finding of secret government records at his house, and the National Archives notified the FBI.
The FBI later retrieved the evidence discovered at Pence’s house.
The Justice Department is allegedly in negotiations with Pence to conduct a search of his home in the near future.
In line with Mr. Garland’s declared aim of treating like cases alike, the Justice Department and FBI have taken steps to respond identically to each finding.
Mr. Trump’s allies have also accused the Justice Department of treating him unfairly, citing the use of a search warrant in August.