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Secret Service Under Criminal Investigation for Deleted Jan. 6 Messages

HeadlineJul 22, 2022

A government watchdog has opened a criminal investigation into the Secret Service’s destruction of text messages sent around the time of the January 6, 2021, attack on the Capitol. In announcing its probe, the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Homeland Security noted that the messages were deleted after officials requested them in order to aid the House January 6 committee’s investigation — after the officials requested they be preserved.

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