Ahead of Thursday's eighth and potentially final hearing held by the House's Jan. 6 committee, investigators need all of the texts sent by members of Secret Service "to get the full picture" of what occurred before and during the Capitol insurrection, Rep. Zoe Lofgren said Sunday.
"We expect to get them by this Tuesday. We need all of the texts from the fifth and sixth of January. I was shocked to hear that they didn't back up their data before they reset their iPhones. That's crazy, and I don't know why that would be, but we need to get this information to get the full picture," Lofgren, a California Democrat and member of the House committee, told ABC "This Week" co-anchor Martha Raddatz in an exclusive interview.
"We went into it trying to do our job. We were assigned the task as a committee of uncovering all of the facts about the sixth and all of the events leading up to the sixth so that we could report on that," Lofgren said. "We hope to do it in a way that is accessible to all Americans."
In a previous statement, the Secret Service — which was subpoenaed by the committee — said any "insinuation" that they intentionally deleted texts was false and that the committee had their "full and unwavering cooperation." The move was a first for the committee, who hadn’t issued a subpoena to an executive branch thus far in the investigation.
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