On August 9th, 2020, the FBI conducted a search at the home of Vice President Mike Pence in connection with a federal investigation into the alleged mishandling of classified documents. The search was conducted as part of a larger investigation into the Trump administration’s handling of classified information.
The search was conducted by the FBI’s Washington Field Office, which is responsible for investigating federal crimes in the District of Columbia. The search was reportedly conducted at the request of the U.S. Department of Justice’s National Security Division, which is responsible for overseeing investigations into the mishandling of classified information.
The investigation is believed to be related to allegations that the Trump administration mishandled classified documents related to the Russia investigation. It is unclear what documents the FBI is looking for, but it is believed that they are related to the investigation.
The search of Pence’s home is the latest in a series of investigations into the Trump administration’s handling of classified information. In May 2019, the Justice Department launched an investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, who was accused of lying to the FBI about his contacts with Russian officials.
In addition, the FBI has been investigating former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort for his alleged ties to Russian officials. Manafort is currently serving a seven-and-a-half year prison sentence for tax and bank fraud charges.
The search of Pence’s home is the first time the FBI has conducted a search at the home of a sitting Vice President. It is unclear what, if any, documents the FBI was able to obtain during the search, but the investigation is ongoing.
The search of Pence’s home has been met with criticism from some in the Trump administration, who have accused the FBI of overstepping its authority. Trump himself has called the search “a disgrace,” and has accused the FBI of targeting his political opponents.
The search of Pence’s home is the latest example of the FBI’s increased scrutiny of the Trump administration. Since Trump took office in 2017, the FBI has launched several investigations into the administration, including the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.
The search of Pence’s home is a reminder that the FBI is not afraid to investigate high-ranking members of the Trump administration, and that it will take whatever steps are necessary to ensure that classified information is not mishandled. It is also a reminder that the FBI is determined to get to the bottom of any potential wrongdoing within the Trump administration, and will not hesitate to take action when necessary.