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FBI searches Mike Pence Indiana home amid classified document investigation, sources say

Former Vice President Mike Pence last month turned over classified documents discovered at the Indiana home

FBI agents on Friday searched former Vice President Mike Pence’s residence as federal authorities continue their classified document investigation, two sources confirmed to Fox News.

Local police blocked off the entrance to the Carmel, Indiana, home before federal investigators arrived in a white vehicle.

The search was planned for days, the sources said, with the full consent of the former vice president.

Former Vice President Mike Pence’s Indiana home is seen from the air as a police vehicle is seen in the driveway on Friday. (NewsNation)

A police vehicle blocks the entrance to former Vice President Mike Pence’s Indiana home on Friday. (Fox News)

Pence is not at home during the investigation — he is currently in California visiting his daughter, who recently gave birth to his second grandchild.

Authorities will be assisted by an attorney representing Pence, if necessary.

The officials could be seen showing a badge to local police before being granted entry to the residence.

Former Vice President Mike Pence meets with social conservative leaders and activists on the morning of the annual March for Life rally opposing legalized abortion in Washington, D.C., on Jan. 20, 2023. (Andrea Hanks for Advancing American Freedom)

A police vehicle blocks the entrance to former Vice President Mike Pence’s Indiana home on Friday. (Fox News)

Pence informed Congress last month that he discovered documents bearing classified markings from his time as vice president on Jan. 16. This search is to check that nothing was missed, the sources indicated.

Pence attorney Greg Jacob wrote on Jan. 18 to Acting Director Kate Dillon McClure of the White House Liaison Division National Archives and Records Administration to inform her of the papers “containing classified markings.”

 

Pence’s team found the documents following revelations that classified documents from President Biden’s tenure as vice president were found at the Penn Biden Center think tank in Washington, D.C., and at the president’s home in Wilmington, Delaware.

Fox News’ John Roberts contributed to this report.

 

 

 


Pence FBI search lasted 5 hours, recovered one additional classified doc

Pence team confirms one additional classified doc found

The FBI search of former Vice President Pence’s Indiana home lasted five hours and resulted in one document with classified markings and six additional pages not marked classified, according to Pence’s office.

“Following the discovery and disclosure of a small number of potentially classified documents that had inadvertently been transported to his home in Indiana, Vice President Pence and his legal team have fully cooperated with the appropriate authorities and agreed to a consensual search of his residence that took place today,” Pence adviser Devin O’Malley told Fox News Digital.

FBI SEARCHES MIKE PENCE INDIANA HOME AMID CLASSIFIED DOCUMENT INVESTIGATION, SOURCES SAY

Former Vice President Mike Pence’s Indiana home is seen from the air as a police vehicle is seen in the driveway, Friday, Feb. 10, 2023. (NewsNation)

“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.”

The DOJ did not immediately return Fox News Digital’s request for confirmation on the documents found. The FBI referred inquiries to the DOJ.

MIKE PENCE INDIANA HOME SEEN FROM THE AIR AMID FBI SEARCH

FBI agents on Friday searched former Vice President Mike Pence’s residence as federal authorities continue their classified document investigation, two sources confirmed to Fox News.

Mike Pence’s new book “So Help Me God”, details Pence’s time in the White House. (Getty Images)

Local police blocked off the entrance to the Carmel, Indiana, home before federal investigators arrived in a white vehicle.

The search was planned for days, the sources said, with the full consent of the former vice president.

Pence is not at home during the investigation — he is currently in California visiting his daughter, who recently gave birth to his second grandchild.

A police vehicle blocks the entrance to former Vice President Mike Pence’s Indiana home, Friday, Feb. 10, 2023. (Fox News)

Pence informed Congress last month that he discovered documents bearing classified markings from his time as vice president on Jan. 16. This search is to check that nothing was missed, the sources indicated.

 


FBI to search former Vice President Mike Pence’s Indiana home for classified documents

Mike Pence found classified documents at his home in January and reported it immediately to the FBI

The FBI is expected to search the home and office of former Vice President Mike Pence in the coming days for any potential classified documents, Fox News has learned.

The FBI and a representative for Pence would not confirm a potential search, which is believed to be consensual. However, Fox News is told by a source familiar that the FBI will conduct a search, although the timing is unclear.

Former Vice President Mike Pence delivers a speech at The Heritage Foundation titled "The Freedom Agenda and America's Future" in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 19, 2022.

Former Vice President Mike Pence delivers a speech at The Heritage Foundation titled “The Freedom Agenda and America’s Future” in Washington, D.C., on Oct. 19, 2022. (Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images)

In recent months, classified materials have turned up one after the other, beginning in August when documents were found in former President Donald Trump’s possession during a raid on his Mar-a-Lago residence in Florida. Trump denies the documents in his possession were classified, however, arguing that as president he had the authority to declassify them.

PENCE SPEAKS OUT FOR THE FIRST TIME AFTER CLASSIFIED DOCS FOUND IN INDIANA HOME: ‘MISTAKES WERE MADE’

There is also currently an investigation underway into documents found in President Biden’s Wilmington, Delaware, home, as well as his Penn Biden Center office in Washington, D.C.

Most recently, Pence found classified documents at his home and reported it to the FBI, pledging full cooperation with any future investigation.

 

 

 


FBI removes one document marked classified from former Vice President Mike Pence’s home

A document with classified markings was removed from former Vice President Mike Pence’s Indiana home Friday during a search by the FBI, according to Pence spokesman Devin O’Malley.

Six “additional pages without such markings that were not discovered in the initial review by the vice president’s counsel” were also removed, O’Malley said.

Pence is currently on the West Coast with his family after the birth of two grandchildren, according to his spokesperson.

The FBI is also expected to search Pence’s office in Washington, DC, in the coming days, sources were told.

On Thursday, Pence was subpoenaed by special counsel Jack Smith, who is investigating former President Donald Trump and his role in the January 6, 2021, insurrection.

The search comes after the FBI and the Justice Department’s National Security Division launched a review of the documents and how they ended up in Pence’s house. It is not yet clear what the documents are related to or their level of sensitivity or classification.

The Pence team, in talks with the Justice Department ahead of the search, expressed that they wanted to completely cooperate. The Pence team does not believe there are classified documents either at his home or at his office as they conducted what they considered an extensive search themselves, a source said.

Pence has previously acknowledged that “mistakes were made,” as he took responsibility for classified documents ending up in his home and pledged to would “fully cooperate” with any FBI investigation. He said that the found documents had been “immediately” secured and the National Archives was notified.

It was first reported last month that Pence had discovered classified documents at his Carmel, Indiana, home after he instructed an attorney to search his records out of an “abundance of caution” following news of Biden’s classified documents. His attorney, Matt Morgan, found about a dozen documents marked as classified in four boxes that came from Pence’s vice presidential residence and his White House office.

Pence’s team notified the Archives of the discovery, and Archives officials notified the FBI. The FBI requested that Pence immediately turn over the classified documents and he agreed. The four boxes of unclassified material was driven to Washington so the Archives could review it for compliance with the Presidential Records Act, the law that requires all presidential documents are handed over to the Archives at the end of an administration.

The roughly 12 classified documents included materials described as background briefing memos that were prepared for Pence’s foreign trips, and sources described the classification markings as on the “lower level.” The boxes in question had not gone through the thorough procedures Pence’s office had in place for documents because they were packed at the last minute, sources said.

Biden’s team discovered classified documents at his Washington, DC, think tank office in November. Biden has said they immediately notified the National Archives, which then notified DOJ, but the discovery was not made public for weeks. Materials were also found at Biden’s Wilmington, Delaware, residence. On Wednesday, FBI agents also searched Biden’s home in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, and did not discover any additional classified documents.

The FBI retrieved hundreds of documents from Trump’s Florida residence last August after he failed to comply with a subpoena to hand over classified material. Trump had more than 300 classified documents in his possession at Mar-a-Lago that were turned over to the Archives and retrieved by the FBI.

as always Biden has no clue if the man who can classify or declassify at the time (Trump) walked out of the office saying “declassified declassified declassified !” and took them. he was legally in a position to do so. non of the documents seized pertained to REAL INFO THAT SHOULD BE KEPT SECRET, UNLIKE BIDEN WHOS SON HAD ACCESS TO INFORMATION THAT PUT OUR SECURITY AND OUR ASSETS OF PETROLEUM AND OTHER FUELS AT STAKE! FOR HOOKS AND CRACK !

MORAL OF THE STORY OUR PRESIDENT AND HIS SON ARE CORRUPT, ONE IS DEFINETLY A DRUG ADDICT, BOTH MORAL-LESS SCUM  WHO STEAL AND HAVE ACCOMPLISHED NOTHING AND HAVE NO REAL TALENTS. YOU HAVE SEX WITH YOUR DEAD BROTHERS WIFE AGAIN? OR HOOKERS AND CRACK FOR THE EVENING ?

This story has been updated with additional details.