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Esper downplays missing Jan. 6 texts: ‘We need to let this process play out’

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Former Defense Secretary Mark Esper downplayed the revelation that the phones of some top Trump administration defense officials were wiped. "My sense is that the headline is dramatic, but when you dig into it, you find that it's probably a process that was just executing itself," Esper said.
4 months ago·Washington, United States

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Video: Ex-Top Trump defense official offers simple theory for missing Jan. 6 texts

Ex-Defense Secretary Mark Esper weighs in on CNN's reporting that the Defense Department wiped the phones of top departing DOD and Army officials at the end of the Trump administration, deleting any texts from key witnesses to events surrounding the January 6, 2021, attack on the US Capitol, according to court filings.

4 months ago·Atlanta, United States
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Esper downplays missing Jan. 6 texts: ‘We need to let this process play out’

Former Defense Secretary Mark Esper on Wednesday said it was a “normal process” for phones to be wiped during a transition to a new administration, defending new revelations showing for…

4 months ago·Washington, United States
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Former Defense Secretary Mark Esper says missing Jan. 6 texts were likely deleted in a "normal process"

Esper said that wiping phones is often standard protocol during transitions.

4 months ago·Washington, United States
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