Secret Service says no new Jan. 6 texts found after records were deleted; investigation requested

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The Secret Service on Tuesday notified the House Jan. 6 committee that it had found no new text messages related to the Capitol riot -- the same day the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) sent a letter requesting the agency investigate the deletion of some its records from Jan. 6, 2021, which drew the scrutiny of an internal watchdog.

The Secret Service's disclosure was confirmed to ABC News by a source familiar with the matter; it was first reported by The Washington Post.

"We received a letter today that did provide us with a lot of documents and some data. However, we did not receive the additional text messages that we were looking for," Rep. Stephanie Murphy, a member of the committee, said on MSNBC later Tuesday.

"They're going to continue to see if there are other ways in which they can secure the required and subpoenaed text messages that we have asked for," Murphy, D-Fla., said.