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Trump-Appointed DHS Watchdog Dropped Efforts to Recover Deleted Jan. 6 Texts

HeadlineAug 01, 2022

The top watchdog at the Department of Homeland Security abandoned efforts to recover text messages sent by the agency’s top two officials around the time of the January 6 assault on the Capitol and failed to warn Congress that important information about the insurrection may have been erased. That’s according to The Washington Post, which reports that DHS Inspector General Joseph Cuffari — a Trump appointee — first learned last December of the missing texts involving then-acting DHS head Chad Wolf and his deputy Ken Cuccinelli, but made no effort to alert lawmakers. 

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