The Washington Post - Watchdog launches criminal probe over missing Secret Service messages
The Department of Homeland Security’s watchdog has launched a criminal probe into the Secret Service’s erased text messages from around the time of the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol.
The department’s Office of Inspector General immediately instructed Secret Service to halt its forensic search for agents’ telephone texts. ...
The letter from Inspector General Joseph V. Cuffari’s office came within an hour of a Washington Post story Wednesday revealing that his office had failed for months to alert Congress that the Secret Service deleted texts for this key period of time surrounding Jan. 6.
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