The Secret Service today told the House select committee investigating the Jan. 6 coup attempt that they double-checked and sure enough, all of the texts between their agents that day were lost when the agency upgraded to new phones. Why did the agency believe that there was no reason to preserve their own records during a violent attempted coup that endangered the lives of multiple people they were protecting? Good question, and one that the National Archives is asking, as well.
Elsewhere, the criminal contempt trial of fascist hobo Steve Bannon continues, a newly uncovered Merrick Garland memo is causing new fury, and in the wake of a near-total sabotage of climate security measures by Republicans and a certain Senate coal baron, President Joe Biden is now contemplating what he can do to mitigate pollution-caused climate change through executive action. It’s not likely to be much, but “not much” is still a lot better than “literally nothing.”