Still NO search of Trump’s NJ residence or Trump Tower in NYC?
How far will this go?
The FBI is expected to search former Vice President Mike Pence‘s Indiana home for classified material in the coming days, according to people familiar with the matter, as senior government officials come under increased law-enforcement scrutiny of their handling of such documents.
The Justice Department is in talks with Mr. Pence’s legal team about scheduling the search, the people said.
Last month, following similar revelations from President Biden’s legal team, Mr. Pence’s lawyers disclosed they had discovered several documents with classification markings at his home and turned them over to authorities. They said the documents had been inadvertently packed up and transported and that Mr. Pence was unaware of their existence….
In contrast, the probe into documents at Mr. Trump’s Florida resort has escalated over more than a year to include a criminal investigation into possible obstruction, among other potential crimes and spurred an extraordinary warrant-backed search of the property last August. Special counsel Jack Smith is handling that inquiry, and last month Attorney General Merrick Garland appointed another special counsel, Robert Hur, to examine why classified documents meant to be housed in secure facilities were kept at Mr. Biden’s private office and home. Mr. Hur was sworn in Wednesday.
Mr. Pence is also considering a White House bid, a prospect that could test the standard Mr. Garland laid out in appointing the two prior prosecutors.
The Justice Department and FBI have taken pains to respond similarly to each discovery, in keeping with Mr. Garland’s stated mission of treating like cases alike.
Mr. Pence’s lawyers have said the former vice president took the documents inadvertently and they have been fully cooperating with the Justice Department. Mr. Biden’s aides have made similar statements regarding documents found at the president’s premises….
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