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House Lawmakers Seek to Question DHS Watchdog Staff on Missing Texts

  • Delay in notifying Congress the texts were lost being probed
  • Committee chairs says cover-up may have been attempted
Carolyn Maloney
Carolyn MaloneyPhotographer: Ting Shen/Bloomberg
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Leaders of two House panels want the Homeland Security Department’s Inspector General office to answer questions about what they say are possible attempts to cover up the loss of Secret Service texts tied to the attack on the US Capitol.

In a letter Monday, Committee on Oversight Reform Chair Carolyn Maloney and Homeland Security Chair Bennie Thompson also renew their request to DHS Inspector General Joseph Cuffari to recuse himself from investigating those missing texts and phone records.