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Affair about US secret documents: secret files were also found with ex-Vice Pence

According to media reports, former US Vice President Mike Pence also stored confidential documents in his house. The documents are said to have been found in a locked safe.

After the discovery of secret documents in the private homes of ex-US President Donald Trump and his successor Joe Biden, former Vice President Mike Pence also had his property searched for files.

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In the United States, the affair surrounding secret documents from earlier years of government is expanding: according to media reports, documents classified as secret have also been discovered in the home of former Republican Vice President Mike Pence. A lawyer for the politician found about a dozen documents in his house in the state of Indiana last week, the broadcaster CNN reported on Tuesday. The documents have since been picked up by the Federal Police FBI.

The “Washington Post” quoted from a letter from a Pence representative to the US National Archives that after the discovery of secret documents in the home of President Biden in the state of Delaware, Pence hired a lawyer as a precautionary measure to secure documents in his home in Indiana to verify. A “small number” of files were found that may contain secret information.

Pence was not aware that such papers were in his home, his representative said in the letter. The documents are said to have been accidentally wrapped up at the end of Pence’s term and found in a locked safe.

Pence assured the AP news agency in August that he had not taken any confidential documents home with him after his tenure ended. “No, not that I know of,” he replied when asked if he had kept classified information.

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The 63-year-old was Vice President Donald Trump for four years. He appeared as a loyal companion. The fact that Trump incited his supporters against Pence on the day of the attack on the Capitol in Washington on January 6, 2021, damaged the relationship between the two permanently. The former Vice applies with a view to the 2024 presidential election as Trump’s possible rival among the Republicans. However, he has not yet declared his candidacy.

In the past few weeks, confidential documents from President Joe Biden’s time as Vice President Barack Obama have repeatedly surfaced in private rooms. The affair puts pressure on the Democrats (Read more about this our comment: This is a gift for his political opponents). Trump also caused a scandal with a similar case in the summer. The FBI searched his Florida home in August and confiscated thousands of documents, including classified documents. Both cases are now investigated by special investigators.

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