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DHS Watchdog Opens Criminal Investigation Into Secret Service For ‘Deleted’ Jan. 6 Text Messages

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The Department of Homeland Security’s watchdog opened a criminal investigation into the Secret Service’s ‘deletion’ of January 6 text messages.

According to CNBC, the Secret Service was notified of the investigation on Wednesday and ordered to stop its internal forensic probe into the erased text messages.

As previously reported, the Secret Service was accused of ‘deleting’ text messages from January 5 and January 6 by the agency’s watchdog.

The Secret Service told the January 6 Committee that it has no new text messages related to the Capitol protest after it turned over documents and data.

Democrat Rep. Stephanie Murphy told MSNBC that the Committee didn’t receive the data it wanted.

It’s never enough.

The Secret Service released a statement Thursday evening on the latest attack from the DHS watchdog.

“We have informed the January 6th Select Committee of the Inspector General’s request and will conduct a thorough legal review to ensure we are fully cooperative with all oversight efforts and that they do not conflict with each other,” the Secret Service said, according to

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