National Archives asks Secret Service to investigate ‘potential unauthorized deletion’ of Jan. 6 texts

Posted on AllSides July 19th, 2022
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Shannon Stapleton | Reuters

The agency responsible for maintaining federal government records on Tuesday asked the U.S. Secret Service to investigate the “potential unauthorized deletion” of text messages on Secret Service phones on the day before and day of the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol riot.

The request by the National Archives and Records Administration came nearly a week after the Homeland Security inspector general told two congressional committees that many messages from Jan. 5 and Jan. 6, 2021, had been erased by the Secret Service on agency phones “as a part of a device-replacement...

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