Here’s what we know…
While liberals love to call conservatives conspiracy theorists, it now appears that a liberal watchdog group called American Oversight is claiming that Department of Defense (DOD) failed to obtain text messages from several top officials in relation to the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol protest. They believe that these messages were intentionally erased.
According to The Hill, American Oversight was attempting to gain the text messages of former acting Defense Secretary Chris Miller and former Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy around the time of the riot but were unable to.
The group was told, “DOD and Army conveyed to Plaintiff that when an employee separates from DOD or Army he or she turns in the government-issued phone, and the phone is wiped. For those custodians no longer with the agency, the text messages were not preserved and therefore could not be searched.”
Several others including former acting Secretary Chad Wolf and his deputy Ken Cuccinelli also had their phones erased as well and Democrats are now claiming that this was some massive conspiracy to protect former President Donald Trump.
As a result of this American Oversight has now sent a letter to Attorney General Merrick Garland begging him to investigate the DOD. In a letter they wrote, “DOD has apparently deleted messages from top DOD and Army officials responsive to pending FOIA requests that could have shed light on the actions of top Trump administration officials on the day of the failed insurrection.”
“American Oversight accordingly urges you to investigate DOD’s actions in allowing the destruction of records potentially relevant to this significant matter of national attention and historical importance,” the letter added.