Let anyone who has not taken classified documents home cast the first stone. Former U.S. Vice President Mike Pence has alerted the National Archives that he discovered “a small number of documents that potentially contain sensitive or classified information” at his home in Indiana, it has been revealed. CNN and the New York Times this Tuesday.
After the discovery of sensitive documents at Donald Trump and Joe Biden, Mike Pence carried out a search on January 16, and two days later alerted the National Archives, which keeps documents and correspondence from all American administrations at the end of a mandate. The Archives then warned the FBI that keeping secret documents is an offense.
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Like Joe Biden, Mike Pence claims that these documents were transported “inadvertently”. The former vice-president plays the card of transparency and cooperation with the authorities. Donald Trump, he had more than 300 classified documents at Mar-a-Lago, and he refused for 18 months to return a hundred, including some “top secret”.
It is for this reason, which could constitute an “obstruction” of justice, that the former American president risks greater than Joe Biden or Mike Pence. But politically, Donald Trump will be able to say that the problem does not come from him but from the system. On Truth Social, he plays irony, writing, “Mike Pence is innocent. He has never knowingly done anything dishonest in his life. Leave him alone! »