They revealed the contents of the classified documents found in the residence of Mike Pence in India
According to sources connected to the investigation, some of the twelve files were used to set up meetings abroad during his tenure as US vice president
According to sources related to the investigation, some of the twelve files were used to set up meetings abroad during his tenure as vice president of the United States. (REUTERS)
The classified documents found in the Indian residence of Former US Vice President Mike Pence include materials described as briefing notes on his travels abroad, according to CNN.
The sources consulted by the television network indicated that some of the twelve documents found by a Pence lawyer were used to prepare meetings abroad during his tenure.
In addition, they indicated that “may have been overlooked” during the packing process because they were stuffed into old travel folders.
These briefing notes often contain basic biographical information about foreign leaders, however, there are times when sensitive information also appears.
The FBI is trying to assess the contents of the documents and the potential risk of having classified material stored in an unauthorized location, but according to information from CNN, this material is classified as “lower level”, since “there would be no particularly unusual data”.
The finding, earlier this week, it came after Pence himself asked one of his lawyers as a precaution to search the house for sensitive material, following the discovery of classified information in the office and private residence of the President of the United States, Joe Biden, a few weeks ago.
The FBI is trying to assess the content of the documents and the potential risk of having classified material stored in an unauthorized location, but according to information from CNN, this material is classified as “lower level” because “there would be no data particularly unusual”. (AP)
Pence's legal team found four boxes full of reports labeled Confidential Information and notified the National Archives, which reported the finding to the Department of Justice. The same night of the discovery, the FBI officein Indianapolis collected the documentation from Pence's home in the city of Carmel, which was sent to Washington for analysis by the National Archives.
This is the third It is the first time in the history of the United States that there is evidence of the discovery of confidential material in the private quarters of a president or vice president, after the findings in the residences of former President Donald Trump and the now head of the White House , Joe Biden.
A few days ago, President Biden assured that he has no regrets about handling classified documents found in one of his offices during his time as vice president under Barack Obama, just over a week after the Justice Department appoint a special prosecutor to investigate the matter.
“I don't think they will find anything, I have no regrets; I'm following what the lawyers want me to do”, the president told reporters during a visit to Californiaadding that he hopes everything will be resolved “as soon as possible”.
“When we discovered that a handful of documents were filed in the wrong place, we immediately hand them over to the Archives and the Department of Justice”, explained the US president.
Biden finds himself in the eye of the hurricane after it became known that < b>he irregularly kept a series of classified papers at his homeand in his office when he was vice president (2009-2017) of Barack Obama.
Biden is in the eye of the hurricane after it became known that he irregularly kept a series of classified papers at his home and in his office when he was vice president (2009-2017) of Barack Obama. (AP)
The White House confirmed it found a third batch of documents at the president's home in Delaware, in a search that made its lawyer, Richard Sauber.
Days before, theUS Attorney General, Merrick Garland, appointed a special expert to study all the classified papers that have been found in Biden's homes and offices.
The situation is reminiscent, although with many differences, of the classified papers found in the mansion of the former President Donald Trump.
Trump (2017-2021) is under investigation by the Department of Justice for accumulating classified documents at his residence in < b>Mar-a-Lago (Florida), which were discovered after an FBI raid.
(With information from Europa Press and EFE)