And now we have a criminal investigation of the deleted Secret Service’s text messages to determine whether the Secret Service violated federal records-keeping laws. (Clue: yes.)
This leaves a YUGE gap in the record of the 187 minute Coup.
The Department of Homeland Security’s inspector general reportedly knew in February that the Secret Service had deleted all text messages from January 5 and 6, knowing they would be subpoenaed, but said nothing. The Secret Service was told on January 16, 2021, not to delete anything, and then 11 days later deleted everything.
And if that doesn’t show corruption in the Intelligence Apparatus, I don’t know what does.
[Side note: I learned recently that the SS is the agency with the ultimate cyber security investigative abilities at their crime labs; this is the facility that all the other intelligence agencies use. So the guys who can resurrect just about anything on the web deleted their message and will probably not, you know, “be able to reconstitute them.” This is a scandal and pretty clearly a cover-up.]
Everything Trump touches becomes tainted. Everything.