Jan. 6 committee subpoenas Secret Service for missing records


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Via:  hallux  •  3 weeks ago  •  2 comments

By:   Jacqueline Alemany and Maria Sacchetti - WaPo

Jan. 6 committee subpoenas Secret Service for missing records

S E E D E D   C O N T E N T

The House select committee investigating the Jan. 6, 2021, attack on the U.S. Capitol issued a subpoena to the U.S. Secret Service on Friday requesting records after a government watchdog accused the agency of erasing texts from Jan. 5 and 6 after his office requested them.

Committee Chairman Bennie G. Thompson (D-Miss.), in a letter transmitting notice of the subpoena, wrote that the panel sought relevant text messages and reports issued in any way related to the attack on the Capitol.

“The Select Committee has been informed that the USSS erased text messages from Jan. 5 and 6, 2021 as part of a ‘device-replacement program.’ In a statement issued July 14, 2022, the USSS stated that it ‘began to reset its mobile phones to factory settings as part of a pre-planned, three-month system migration. In that process, data resident on some phones was lost.’ However, according to that USSS statement, ‘none of the texts [the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Inspector General] was seeking had been lost in the migration,” Thompson wrote.

The  subpoena  is the first the committee has issued to an executive branch agency.


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1  seeder  Hallux    3 weeks ago

Of course they could always ask Russia ... /s

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1.1  Greg Jones  replied to  Hallux @1    3 weeks ago

There's always a copy somewhere. At least they didn't get the Bit Bleach and Hammer treatment


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