(CNN) — Sources revealed to CNN the nature of classified documents found at the home of former US Vice President Donald Trump, Mike Pence, in Indiana last week.
The sources said that those documents included materials described as notes prepared for Pence’s foreign trips, and added that some of these secret documents were likely used to prepare foreign meetings for Pence and may have been overlooked during the packing process because they were among old travel folders.
According to a source, the confidential documents were not noticeable unless the folders were carefully browsed by staff.
It is not uncommon for presidents and vice presidents to obtain diaries of persons they meet in foreign countries.
The sources, who spoke to CNN, said the memos include basic biographical information on foreign leaders, and sometimes more sensitive information.
According to an official, the FBI is working with US intelligence agencies to evaluate the documents, a process that includes determining how recent the information is, its level of classified information, and the potential risk of it being in an unauthorized location.--
A source, who was shown some of the classified documents, told CNN that based on what they were told, there was nothing particularly unusual about the documents, and described the hashtags in terms of confidentiality as being at the “lower level”.-
CNN reported earlier this month that classified documents found in former President Joe Biden’s private office in Washington included US intelligence memos and briefing materials relating to Ukraine, Iran and the United Kingdom from when Joe Biden was Vice President Barack Obama. Obama.
CNN reported, earlier, that some of the documents found in Biden’s former office were classified as top secret.
Likewise, more than 300 classified documents were found earlier at the “Mar-a-Lago” resort owned by former US President Donald Trump in Palm Beach, Florida, whether in boxes handed over to the National Archives by Trump aides or in materials found Later on the FBI.
During the August FBI search, it found 18 documents classified as top secret, and 54 classified documents, according to court filings.