10 Agents Phones have been Suspected of Deleting Key Text Messages
On-going investigations are being used to determine whether the content of the messages contained relevant information...
10 agents have been identified in the missing text messages from the Secret Service debacle. The Secret Service agency has found itself in the middle of a political store after it was revealed that multiple chains of text messages have been deleted shortly after the January 6th Capitol Riots. Many indications point to the reasoning being a “pre-planned agency-wide reset of phones and replacement of devices.”
Investigators are now aiming to determine whether the content of the messages within the group of 10 people contains relevant information that should have been saved. The text records have been requested since last year by the Department of Homeland Security’s inspector general when he asked for the records of 24 agents present on January 6th.
Last week, the January 6th Committee subpoenaed the text messages and was told the agency text messages and other needed documents had been erased. So far, in response to the subpoena, the Secret Service has submitted one single text message.
Internal investigations are ongoing in route to discovering the missing text messages but have since been told to ease attempts by the Department of Homeland Security’s inspector general as he has launched a criminal investigation.