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Classified documents found at Mike Pence’s home

Vice President Mike Pence on Dec. 18, 2020, commemorating the first birthday of the U.S. Space Force (White House/Released)
January 24, 2023

Classified documents from former Vice President Mike Pence’s time in office have been discovered at his residence in Indiana. Pence notified Congress of the discovery Tuesday after his team found the documents last week, Fox News reported.

The revelation comes as both President Joe Biden and Pence’s one-time running mate, former President Donald Trump, are both under investigation for possession of classified documents after leaving office. Pence denied having any classified documents in August, as reported by PBS.

Pence’s documents have been turned over to the FBI, Fox News reported.

His team notified the National Archives on Wednesday, Jan. 18 that they’d discovered potentially classified documents in two small boxes, as well as two other boxes with copies of vice presidential papers at Pence’s home in Carmel, Indiana. The National Archives informed the FBI, which picked them up from the residence the following evening, Fox News reported.

CNN reported that the classified documents numbered about a dozen, citing multiple anonymous sources familiar with the matter.

The documents were found during a search of Pence’s home and his office at his political nonprofit, Advancing American Freedom. No classified material was found in the office, Fox News reported.

Pence’s team was searching those locations in the wake of multiple batches of classified records being discovered at Biden’s home and private office. 

Over the weekend, six more classified items were discovered at Biden’s Wilmington, Delaware home, following previous discoveries of items there and at a private office in Washington, D.C., Reuters reported. His possession of those items is now being investigated by a special counsel appointed by the Justice Department.

Trump is also facing a similar investigation after a high-profile FBI raid seized classified documents from his Mar-a-Lago club in Florida over the summer, as reported by the Associated Press.

This was a breaking news story. The details were periodically updated as more information became available.