Zoe Lofgren: The Secret Service Has Only Given The Jan. 6 Committee One Text
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July 20, 2022

The Secret Service reportedly deleted text messages crucial to the Jan. 6 investigation into the attack on the U.S. Capitol. However, things seem sketchy because now they are saying that the deleted texts can't be recovered after the House select committee issued a subpoena to the agency on Friday requesting records.

Rep. Zoe Lofgren, who sits on the Jan. 6 committee, said the panel has only received one text message from the Secret Service in response to a subpoena.

Via Business Insider:

The Secret Service spokesperson Anthony Guglielmi said the agency was still attempting a forensic search for the records but indicated they were likely not recoverable, The New York Times reported. The Washington Post reported on Tuesday that the agency is prepared to say it has nothing new to offer to the committee.

Lofgren wants answers.

"In their letter, they gave no indication that they have secured the phones in question and done some forensic work with them. That's something we want to know," Lofgren said.

"Obviously, this doesn't look good ... Coincidences can happen, but we really need to get to the bottom of this and get a lot more information than we have currently."

The National Archives, the agency responsible for maintaining federal government records, instructed the U.S. Secret Service to investigate itself over the texts, and we're not sure how that works.

Is the Secret Service compromised?

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