DHS inspector general knew of missing Secret Service texts months earlier than previously known

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DHS inspector general knew of missing Secret Service texts months earlier than previously known

From CNN | Politics by Whitney Wild, Zachary Cohen, Jeremy Herb and Priscilla Alvarez, CNN

The embattled inspector general for the Department of Homeland Security first learned of missing Secret Service text messages in May 2021 -- months earlier than previously known and more than a year before he alerted the House select committee investigating January 6, 2021, that potentially crucial information may have been erased, according to multiple sources familiar with the matter.

These new details come as Cuffari faces mounting pressure from key Democrats to hand off his investigation into the missing messages. They also come amid revelations that text messages for the two top DHS officials under former President Donald Trump -- acting Secretary Chad Wolf and acting deputy secretary Ken Cuccinelli -- are missing for a key period leading up to the January 6 attack.

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