According to CNN, a Pence´s private attorney is at the Indiana residence while the FBI search is being conducted.
The search comes after the FBI and the Justice Department’s National Security Division launched a review of the documents and how they ended up in Pence’s house. It is not yet clear what the documents are related to or their level of sensitivity or classification.
CNN first reported last month that Pence had discovered classified documents at his Carmel, Indiana, home after he instructed an attorney to search his records out of an “abundance of caution” following news of Biden’s classified documents.
His attorney, Matt Morgan, found about a dozen documents marked as classified in four boxes that came from Pence’s vice presidential residence and his White House office.
Pence’s team notified the Archives of the discovery, and Archives officials notified the FBI.
The FBI is also expected to search Pence’s Washington, DC, office in the coming days.
The National Archives and Records Administration this month called for former presidents and vice presidents from the last six administrations to review their records for classified reports that may still be in their possession.
Under the Presidential Records Act, both president and vice president, once removed from office, must turn over documentations for secure storage.