National Archives Orders The Secret Service To Investigate Itself Over Deleted Texts
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July 20, 2022

The National Archives, the agency responsible for maintaining federal government records, instructed the U.S. Secret Service to investigate the U.S. Secret Service over the alleged deletion of text messages crucial to the investigation on the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol.

The select Jan. 6 House committee has issued a subpoena to the Secret Service to demand the text messages and other records related to that day be sent to them by Tuesday, and that's what's expected to happen.


Chief Records Officer Laurence Brewer told the Secret Service in Tuesday's request that "if it is determined that any text messages have been improperly deleted ... then the Secret Service must send NARA a report within 30 calendar days of the date of this letter with a report documenting the deletion."

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