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A top senate democrat has asked DOJ to investigate missing Jan. 6 text messages

August 2, 2022

Via: FCW

A top Senate Democrat wants the Justice Department to take over investigating the missing text messages in the lead up to the attack on the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., said it’s necessary for Justice to get involved because the Homeland Security Department’s watchdog has mishandled the probe so far.

The DHS inspector general office had been under fire in recent weeks for its handling of investigations of missing text messages from Secret Service agents before the Capitol insurrection, and now text messages from President Trump’s acting Homeland Security Secretary Chad Wolf and acting deputy secretary Ken Cuccinelli are also missing.

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