WorldUS: Secret documents found at former Vice President Mike Pence's home

US: Secret documents found at former Vice President Mike Pence’s home

Not enough to dispel the confusion surrounding the American archives. Documents classified as confidential were found in the home of Mike Pence, former Vice President Donald Trump, a powerful Republican congressional representative said Tuesday. “Former Vice President Mike Pence informed us today of the discovery of classified documents at his home in Indiana.”This is stated in a press release by James Comer, who oversees a parliamentary investigation launched after the discovery of files of this nature from President Joe Biden.

Mike Pence “agrees to cooperate fully with congressional investigations”, added the one who chairs the executive oversight committee in the House of Representatives. Her “Transparency contrasts with the position of Joe Biden aides in the White House, who continue to hide information”he argued.

In the United States, a 1978 law requires American presidents and vice presidents to turn over all their emails, letters, and other business papers to the National Archives. Another law on espionage prohibits the storage of documents classified as confidential in unauthorized and unprotected places.

“Mike Pence is innocent,” says Donald Trump.

Following media leaks, the White House admitted that such files, dating back to Joe Biden’s vice presidency from 2009 to 2017, were found at one of his former Washington DC offices and at his family home in Wilmington, Delaware. .

The case is embarrassing because Democrats have not hesitated to criticize former Republican President Donald Trump, who is under legal investigation for keeping entire boxes of documents when he left Washington in 2021.

To quell suspicions of bias, the Justice Department on January 13 entrusted the investigation into the Joe Biden cases to an independent special counsel, as it did in November with Donald Trump.

Through his Pravda social network, Donald Trump shared a message of support for his former vice president, with whom he nevertheless had disagreements for two years: “Mike Pence is innocent, he has never done anything dishonest in his life. Leave him alone”.

Marius BOKE with AFP

Source: TF1


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