Choose your plan ArrowRight Also, the National Archives on Tuesday sought more information on “the potential unauthorized deletion” of agency text messages.
The U.S. government’s chief record-keeper asked the Secret Service to report back to the Archives within 30 days about the deletion of any records, including describing what was purged and the circumstances of how the documentation was lost.
None is expected to shed new light on the key matters the committee is probing, including whether Trump attacked a Secret Service agent, an account a senior White House aide described to the Jan. 6 committee.
Secret Service spokesman Anthony Guglielmi has said that the agency did not maliciously delete text messages and that the Secret Service had lost some data because of a previously planned agencywide replacement of staff telephones.
The replacement began a month before the Office of Inspector General made his request, he said last week.
signaled that the subpoena could resolve the discrepancies in the accounts between the OIG and the Secret Service, which falls under DHS.
The text messages could provide the committee with more details about the actions of Secret Service agents and of the former president around the time of the attack on the Capitol. »