Watchdog briefs Jan. 6 panel on erased Secret Service texts

A U.S. Secret Service officer takes a position in the street as President Donald Trump’s motorcade arrives at the White House after golfing at his Trump National Golf Club in Sterling, Va., in Washington, Nov. 8, 2020, a day after was defeated by President-elect Joe Biden. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

WASHINGTON — The watchdog for the Department of Homeland Security on Friday briefed all nine members of the House committee investigating the U.S. Capitol attack about his finding that the Secret Service deleted texts from around Jan. 6, according to two people familiar with the matter.