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Homeland Security watchdog halted plan to recover Secret Service texts

Comment on this story Comment The Department of Homeland Security’s chief watchdog scrapped its investigative team’s effort to collect agency phones to try to recover deleted Secret Service texts this year, according to four people with knowledge of the decision and internal records reviewed by The Washington Post. In early February, after learning that the […]

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DHS inspector general tells Jan. 6 panel he went to Mayorkas about Secret Service cooperation

The inspector general, Joseph Cuffari, met with the committee behind closed doors two days after sending a letter to lawmakers informing them that the text messages were erased after the watchdog agency asked for records related to its electronic communications as part of its ongoing investigation around the Capitol attack. The committee had planned to […]

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Secret Service Text Messages Around Jan. 6 Were Erased, Inspector General Says

WASHINGTON — Text messages sent and received by Secret Service agents around the time of the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol last year have been erased, an inspector general said on Thursday, prompting concern from the House committee investigating the assault. In a letter obtained by The New York Times, the inspector general for […]

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