The Pentagon erased the messages about the assault on Capitol Hill when Trump left

  • Deleted all content from the devices of senior Army commandersand civilians with responsibility over the Armed Forces

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The Pentagon deleted the messages about the storming of the Capitol when Trump left

< p>The United States Department of Defense erased the content of the telephones of his senior officials in the last days of the Donald Trump Administration (2017-2021), including any possible reference to the assault on the Capitol by thousands of his followers on January 6, 2021.

As CNN and CNBC published this Tuesday, the Pentagoneliminated all the content of the devices of high command of the Army and of civilians with responsibility for the Armed Forces such as the then Secretary of Defense, Chris Miller, and the then Secretary of the Army, Ryan McCarthy.

On July 21, the Department of Homeland Security opened a A criminal investigation into the deletion of messages that Secret Service agents sent on January 6, 2021, the day of the assault on the Capitol.

The deputy inspector general of the DHS, Gladys Ayala, requested on that occasion by means of a letter to the director of the Secret Service, James Murray, to cease his own investigation into what happened because there is already one open in his portfolio.

The Secret Service, the body in charge of protecting, among others, the president of the country, has determined that it cannot recover the deleted text messages that were sent on January 5 and 6 of a year ago. or.

The committee The House of Representatives investigating the assault on the Capitol had requested these exchanges, but has only been able to receive one.

The rest were eliminated in the framework of a pre-planned system migration and the management committee. believes that the procedure for preserving the content may not have respected the requirements in force and may have violated the Federal Records Act.


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