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Clinton, George Bush and Obama clarify their position on classified documents during their rule

(CNN) — Representatives of each of the former US presidents (Bill Clinton, George W. Bush and Barack Obama) said on Tuesday, after secret documents were found in the home of former US Vice President Mike Pence, that the former presidents handed over their secret documents to the National Archives upon their departure. their positions.

Finding secret documents at Mike Pence’s home was the third of its kind in recent months, and former President Donald Trump and current President Joe Biden have come under scrutiny after secret documents were found in their homes.

None of the offices of past presidents mentioned that they were conducting additional searches of homes or offices where documents could potentially be stored. Instead, they emphasized the procedures these leaders followed when they left the White House in 2001, 2009 and 2017.

“All of the president’s classified documents have been properly delivered to the National Archives in accordance with the Presidential Records Act,” Clinton’s office said.

Representatives of Bush and Obama also stated that they followed the same procedure, turning over both classified and unclassified documents to the National Archives, and Barack Obama’s office added that the Archives continues to maintain physical and legal custody of those documents.

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