Well, the Cover-Up Sure Isn’t Making January 6 Look Any Better

Source: The Atlantic
by David A Graham

“‘Once is happenstance,’ Ian Fleming’s Auric Goldfinger tells the spy James Bond in the eponymous novel. ‘Twice is coincidence. The third time it’s enemy action.’ The villain’s bon mot comes to mind with regard to another gold-obsessed malefactor these days. Last month, the public learned that the Secret Service had deleted, or negligently allowed the deletion of, texts surrounding the January 6, 2021, insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. Last week, The Washington Post reported that texts for top officials then in the Department of Homeland Security, including Acting Secretary Chad Wolf and his deputy, Ken Cuccinelli, are also missing. And yesterday, CNN reported that, according to court filings, the Pentagon wiped the phones of top defense officials, including messages from that day. If Goldfinger was right, the question is what the goal of this action was.” (08/03/22)