U.S. panel probing Capitol attack to ask Secret Service about text deletion

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By Kanishka Singh WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. congressional panel probing the Jan. 6 2021 attack on the Capitol plans to ask the Secret Service about its alleged deletion of text messages sought by a watchdog investigating the agency’s response to the assault, the panel’s chairman said. The watchdog on Friday met the House of Representatives panel after accusing the Secret Service of deleting “many” text messages in a letter to lawmakers. Representative Bennie Thompson, a Democrat who chairs the panel probing the attack, told CNN that the committee plans to contact Secret Service officials…

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