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Secret Service Texts That Could Shed Light on Trump’s Actions Erased, Jan. 6 Panel Says

  • Committee Chair Thompson says messages were sent on Jan. 5, 6
  • Texts could shed light on Trump’s actions on day of assault
Law enforcement officers guard the US Capitol after demonstrators stormed the building in Washington, DC, on Jan. 6, 2021.

Law enforcement officers guard the US Capitol after demonstrators stormed the building in Washington, DC, on Jan. 6, 2021.

Photographer: Victor J. Blue/Bloomberg
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The House panel investigating the assault on the US Capitol is seeking to recover US Secret Service text messages that could shed light on then-President Donald Trump’s actions as the attack unfolded, but were erased.

“If there’s a way we can can reconstruct the texts or what have you, we will,” Representative Bennie Thompson, a Mississippi Democrat, told reporters at the Capitol Thursday.