Former President Donald Trump has been indicted by a federal grand jury in connection with his handling of classified documents obtained from his Florida estate, Mar-a-Lago, Your Content has learned.
The indictment includes seven charges, including an Espionage Act violation, obstruction, and making false statements.
However, concerns have been raised about the discovery of classified documents at the homes of former Vice President Mike Pence in Indiana and President Joe Biden’s former office in Washington, D.C., as well as his Delaware residence.
In Pence’s case, the Justice Department recently informed him that they will not pursue criminal charges regarding the classified documents found at his home.
Pence’s attorney had handed over a dozen classified documents to the FBI, and during a subsequent search, officials discovered an additional classified document and six unmarked pages.
Pence acknowledged his responsibility and expressed his lack of justification for possessing classified materials in his residence.
The reasons for the decision not to pursue charges against Pence have not been disclosed, with some differences between his case and Trump’s, such as the number of documents recovered and the circumstances under which they were obtained.
Regarding President Biden, Special Counsel Robert Hur is leading an investigation into the classified documents found at his former office and Delaware residence.
Biden’s personal lawyers discovered a small number of classified documents while clearing out his former office at the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement.
Additional documents were subsequently found at his residence.
Biden’s attorneys immediately informed the White House counsel’s office about the discovery.
While the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel has stated that a sitting president is immune from prosecution, the investigation into Biden’s case is ongoing.
As the legal proceedings against Trump unfold, questions arise about the potential indictments of Biden and Pence.
While Pence has been spared from charges, the future actions of the Justice Department regarding Biden remain uncertain.
It is clear that the mishandling of classified documents has raised concerns across political lines, and investigations continue to determine the appropriate course of action for all parties involved, according to USA Today.