The FBI is soon expected to search former U.S. Vice President Mike Pence’s Indiana home and Washington, D.C., office for classified material, U.S. media reported on Thursday, citing people familiar with the matter.
The Justice Department is in talks with Pence’s legal team about scheduling the search of his Indiana home, the Wall Street Journal reported. CNN reported Pence’s Washington office was also expected to be searched.
Lawyers for Pence did not immediately provide comment on the report. The FBI declined to comment, and the Department of Justice did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Pence’s attorney, Greg Jacob, disclosed in January that documents marked as classified had been found at his Indiana home, and that they had been turned over to the FBI. Jacob described them as a “small number of documents that could potentially contain sensitive or classified information.”