Pentagon “wiped” the government-issued phones of senior Defense Department and Army officials who were in charge of mobilizing the National Guard to respond to the Capitol attack, including then-acting defense secretary Christopher C. Miller and then-Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy. The erasing apparently was done in keeping with Defense Department and Army policy for departing employees, according to filings that state: “the text messages were not preserved.”
A defense official, speaking on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the issue, said the deletions were just standard “process.” “Nobody was trying to hide or conceal anything,” the official said. “That would be a false narrative.”
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