Classified documents have been found at former Vice President Mike Pence’s Indiana home and turned over to the FBI for review, CNN reported Tuesday evening.
A lawyer for Pence conducted the search of Pence’s home in Indiana last week and found around a dozen documents marked as classified, CNN reported, citing sources with knowledge of the search.
The search comes in the wake of the news that classified documents from before he was president were found in Joe Biden’s home and old office at the Penn Biden Center, a Washington, D.C., think tank.
The revelation makes Pence the third high-profile official to have classified material discovered at their residence in recent months, after Biden and former President Donald Trump, both of whom are now being investigated by special counsels under the Department of Justice.
The Pence documents are undergoing a review by the Department of Justice’s National Security Division and the FBI, the sources said.
The materials seemed to have been “inadvertently boxed and transported to Pence’s home and he had been unaware of their existence,” Pence’s lawyer and representative, Greg Jacob, wrote in a letter sent last week to the National Archives, according to the report.
In his letter, Jacob disclosed that there were four boxes containing administration papers, which included two boxes with papers with classified markings as well as “two separate boxes containing courtesy copies” of Pence’s vice presidential papers.