Secret Service DELETED texts from Jan 5 and Jan 6, Homeland Security’s Inspector General reveals amid its internal probe
- The DHS watchdog sent a letter to the Homeland Security committees in the House and the Senate on Wednesday
- ‘Many’ text messages between the US Secret Service were deleted after the watchdog made a request for electronic communications, the letter states
- The Homeland Security Inspector General requested them as part of his office’s investigation into the January 6 attack on the US Capitol
- DHS employees refused to hand over documents until they were reviewed by the department’s lawyers, the inspector general’s office said
- House Homeland Security Chair Rep. Bennie Thompson confirmed to DailyMail.com that his committee would be briefed on the matter
- DailyMail.com has reached out to the Secret Service for comment
By Elizabeth Elkind, Politics Reporter For Dailymail.Com
Published: 16:52 EDT, 14 July 2022 | Updated: 20:09 EDT, 14 July 2022
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‘Many’ US Secret Service text messages written between January 5 and January 6 last year have been deleted, the Homeland Security Inspector General said in a stunning letter on Thursday. The messages were allegedly erased after the inspector general’s office asked the law enforcement office for electronic communications as part of its probe into the US Capitol attack. The letter, first obtained by CNN, is addressed to the top members of the House and Senate Homeland Security Committees. It states that the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) told its watchdog the messages were deleted ‘as part of a device-replacement program.’ The inspector general also accuses DHS employees of stonewalling requests for information until they were reviewed by the department’s lawyers. ‘This review led to weeks-long delays in [the inspector general’s office] obtaining records and created confusion over whether all records had been produced,’ the letter states.
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Isn’t that convenient?
Who is getting charged or fire over the failure to retain Gooferment records?
I’d fire everyone in charge.
But then that’s how it’s done on Wall Street!