In the wake of the January 6 insurrection, the Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) sued the United States Secret Service for failing to preserve records of communications with the Oath Keepers, a far-right extremist group that participated in the attack on the US Capitol. CREW has accused the Secret Service of deliberately deleting text messages related to the attack in an attempt to cover up its role in the events of January 6. The case has raised questions about the integrity of the agency and whether or not it is truly compromised.
In this article we will explore the alleged facts of the case, the evidence for a possible conspiracy, and the implications of a compromised Secret Service. First, we will examine the events leading up to the lawsuit. Second, we will look at the evidence for a potential conspiracy. Finally, we will discuss the consequences of a compromised Secret Service.
The events leading up to the CREW lawsuit began on January 16, 2021, when the Secret Service received a data-retention notice from Congress. The agency responded by initiating a planned update to its phone system, which included a factory reset of its agents’ mobile devices. The reset deleted all data, including text messages that related to the January 6 insurrection. The Secret Service claims that this was part of routine maintenance and not a malicious attempt to hide evidence.
However, CREW believes that the agency was attempting to cover up its role in the events of January 6. The organization claims that the Secret Service had prior knowledge of the Oath Keepers’ involvement and failed to take action to prevent the attack. CREW also believes that the agency was aware of the data-retention notice and deliberately deleted the messages in an attempt to avoid complying with it.
The suspicion of a conspiracy has been fueled by the fact that the data loss occurred after the Secret Service received the data-retention notice. This has led some to speculate that the agency was attempting to conceal something, either related to the January 6 insurrection or to President Donald Trump’s attempted coup. While this is possible, there is no clear evidence of a cover-up.
Does Joe Biden’s Administration Trust the Secret Service?
The implications of a compromised Secret Service are far-reaching. If the agency is indeed compromised, it could have serious consequences for national security. A compromised Secret Service would no longer be able to protect the President, the Vice President, and other senior government officials. There are already reports the Biden Administration doesn’t trust the Secret Service, which make sense considering all the recent allegations.