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Homeland Security Chief Defends Secret Service on Missing Texts

July 20, 2022, 12:41 AM

Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas is backing up the Secret Service’s explanation for missing texts related to the Jan. 6 attack on the US Capitol.

  • Mayorkas says at Aspen Security Forum that a computer system migration that officials say resulted in lost texts from Secret Service agents was scheduled in advance; the Secret Service is part of Department of Homeland Security
  • Mayorkas pledges the agency will learn from the situation as more facts surface
  • House committee is seeking texts in investigation of Capitol attack
  • Read more: National Archives Demands Report on Lost Secret Service Texts