Secret Service resisted informing watchdog agency of missing texts

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Officials at the DHS’s office of inspector general said their attempts to inform Congress in April were thwarted

Top career officials at the Department of Homeland Security’s office of inspector general tried to alert Congress in April that Secret Service texts from the time of the January 6 Capitol attack had been erased, but their efforts were nixed, documents show.

The officials inside the inspector general’s office – the chief watchdog for the Secret Service – prepared a memo that detailed how the Secret Service was resisting the oversight body’s review into January 6, and delayed informing it about the lost texts.

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