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Jan. 6 Missing-Text Case Widens to Trump-Era Pentagon Officials

  • Defense Department responds to lawsuit by watchdog group
  • Records from Trump appointees deleted when they left office
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Missing Secret Service Texts Could Be Critical: Rep. Katko

The Defense Department electronically wiped the phones of some former top officials who served under then-President Donald Trump, including deleting text messages related to last year’s attack on the US Capitol. 

Government lawyers made that admission in a court filing tied to a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit by American Oversight, a government watchdog group.