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DOJ requests personal phone numbers of 2,000 Secret Service employees

As part of its inquiry into the Jan. 6 riot, the Justice Department is reportedly seeking the personal cellphone numbers of more than 2,000 Secret Service workers.

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The Justice Department is apparently looking for more than 2,000 Secret Service employees’ personal cellphone numbers as part of their investigation into the violence on January 6.

According to Fox News, the request is broad and asks for phone numbers from agents who were not posted close to the protests on January 6, including the event held by former president Donald Trump at the Ellipse before the melee at the Capitol.

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“In order to make up for their mistakes, USSS executive leadership gave Congressional oversight organizations the personal mobile phone numbers of USSS employees. These private information were disclosed without the employee’s permission “According to the article, Federal Law Enforcement Officers Association president Larry Cosme.

According to the news source, members of the House committee on January 6 had already asked for the Secret Service employees’ personal numbers. According to CNN, several government organizations have been given access to the individual mobile numbers. Which agencies received the numbers was not mentioned in the CNN report.

According to CNN, a letter from FLEOA to all of its members who work for the Secret Service stated: “Exactly whose numbers were provided, to whom and for what purpose have yet to be discovered nevertheless, the information will likely be used for a criminal investigation of the USSS employee.”

FLEOA represents law enforcement personnel, and it recommended its members who work for the Secret Service to seek legal advice from FLEOA if federal agencies contact them.

The Secret Service has recently been contacted by a number of federal bodies, including the Jan. 6 committee, the House Oversight Committee, the National Archives and Records Administration, and the Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General.

According to Anthony Guglielmi, the Secret Service’s chief of communications, “while we are unable to comment on specific external agency inquiries, the United States Secret Service is a federal law enforcement agency and we are cooperating fully with all inquiries into the events that occurred on January 6th 2021 as required by law.”

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Investigators are trying to figure out how a large collection of text messages related to the Capitol disturbance went missing. The text messages were “lost,” according to the Secret Service, during a “device-replacement program.”

The DOJ was contacted by the Washington Examiner for comment. The committee on January 6 declined to comment.

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