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Defense Department and Army Failed to Preserve Jan. 6 Text Messages — American Oversight Calls for Investigation

In response to American Oversight’s litigation, the Defense Department and the Army have confirmed in court filings that the phones of certain former senior Trump administration officials had been wiped — and that any text messages from Jan. 6, 2021, were not preserved.
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Statement on the Firing of Michael Gableman

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News Roundup: Deleted Jan. 6 Texts and ‘Practical Impossibilities’

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Defense Department and Army Failed to Preserve Jan. 6 Text Messages — American Oversight Calls for Investigation

August 2, 2022
In response to American Oversight’s litigation, the Defense Department and the Army have confirmed in court filings that the phones of certain former senior Trump administration officials had been wiped — and that any text messages from Jan. 6, 2021, were not preserved.