This has caused huge controversy.
The Department of Homeland Security and Democrats on the January 6th Committee are now claiming that the Secret Service has deleted text messages from Jan. 5 and Jan 6, 2021, that were requested by officials investigating the breach of the United States Capitol.
According to Fox, Inspector General Joseph Cuffari explained in a letter that “many” messages were “erased as part of a device-replacement program” after his office requested to see the electronic communications from the Secret Service just before the Capitol riot took place.
Jan. 6 committee chairman Rep. Bennie Thompson expressed concern about the messages being erased by saying, “It’s concerning, obviously. If there’s a way we can reconstruct the texts or what have you, we will.”
The Secret Service responded to the news of allegedly “erased” text messages and said that some records were lost because of “device migration” that occurred before the request however all the initially requested data was already delivered.
“The insinuation that the Secret Service maliciously deleted text messages following a request is false,” Secret Service spokesperson Anthony Guglielmi fired back at Democrats.
It appears that Democrats think there is foul play however many conservative believe that the Democrats are pushing conspiracy theories to further tarnish Trump’s name.