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Jan. 6 Panel Will ‘Get to the Bottom’ of Secret Service Texts

  • Vice chair Liz Cheney says panel could subpoena Ginni Thomas
  • Secret Service agents have hired lawyers ahead of questioning
Liz Cheney, center, gavels in during a hearing of the Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the US Capitol in Washington, D.C., on July 21.
Liz Cheney, center, gavels in during a hearing of the Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the US Capitol in Washington, D.C., on July 21.Photographer: Al Drago/Bloomberg

The bipartisan committee investigating the Jan. 6 insurrection at the Capitol intends to “get to the bottom” of missing or destroyed US Secret Service texts from the days surrounding the attack, Representative Liz Cheney said on Sunday.

The committee is seeking text messages from 24 Secret Service employees related to Jan. 5 and the day of the Capitol attack. Speaking on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Cheney, the Republican vice chair of the panel, said she was “deeply troubled” by the missing or deleted messages.