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Pence’s Classified Documents Put Merrick Garland In The Hot Seat Again

Former Vice President’s Recent Report of Discovery of Classified Documents mike burnsHome of new wave of pressure on attorney general Merrick Wreath A special prosecutor was appointed to investigate.

Pence’s attorney, Greg Jacobs, told the National Archives in a letter that documents marked classified were found at his home in Indiana last week, according to The Associated Press, which obtained the letter.

The records “appear to be a small number of classified-marked documents that were inadvertently boxed and shipped to the former vice president’s private home at the end of the previous administration,” Jacobs wrote in the letter, according to the Associated Press.

The attorney also said Pence “hired outside counsel experienced in handling classified documents to review the records stored in the President’s personal home after the President discovered that documents marked as classified had been made public. joe bidenWilmington residence. “

The discovery of Pence’s classified documents is part of a string of allegations involving Biden and donald trump. As Jacobs noted in his letter to the National Archives, Classified documents found on Biden, some of which were first spotted in November 2022 at his former office at the Biden Center in Pennsylvania, a think tank in Washington, D.C. Later, more were found at his home in Wilmington, Delaware, and in his garage.

Former Vice President Mike Pence visits “Fox & Friends” on November 16, 2022. In the illustration, Attorney General Merrick Garland arrives for a news conference on June 13, 2022. Reports of the recent discovery of classified documents at Pence’s home led to pressure on Garland to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate the matter.
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This FBI return Discover classified documents In August 2022, during the search of Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida. Trump insisted he did nothing wrong with the documents.

wreath Announce In late November, he appointed prosecutor Jack Smith as the Justice Department’s special counsel investigating the Mar-a-Lago documents. Smith is also overseeing the department’s investigation into Trump’s actions related to the Jan. 6, 2021, riot at the U.S. Capitol.

The time between the discovery of Biden’s classified documents and Garland’s appointment of a special counsel in the matter was quicker.The documents from the Pennsylvania Biden Center were discovered days before the November midterm elections, according to the Associated Press timelineThis discovery was first made by cbs News, then other news organizations on January 9.

garland then Announce Special Counsel Robert Hur appointed Jan. 12, the move angered some They see the appointment as an attempt to remain politically neutral after the Justice Department received some advice strongly criticize Investigate Trump.

Now, some on social media say they want Garland to appoint a special counsel again, this time for Pence. Twitter User @Trishalla2012 ask Garland will hold a news conference Tuesday afternoon to announce the appointment of a special counsel to investigate Pence.

Nathaniel Livingston, Jr. Twitter Share a report on the Pence files and ask when Pence will get his own special counsel.

Another Twitter user, @kellie_carter, ask If he would seek a special counsel for Pence as soon as he did for Biden, Garland wrote in the post.

Weekly newspaper Contact Jacobs and the Department of Justice for comment.

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