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Homeland Security watchdog previously accused of misleading investigators, report says

Joseph V. Cuffari is now under scrutiny for his handling of deleted Secret Service text messages from the Jan. 6, 2021, attack. He was accused of misleading Justice Department investigators and running “afoul” of ethics regulations while he was a federal agent in charge of a DOJ inspector general field office in Tucson. The new details in the report, obtained by The Washington Post, raise questions about how thoroughly he was vetted for one of the most important oversight jobs in government. The Homeland Security watchdog has been marked by numerous allegations of partisan decision-making and investigative failures, including his decision to scrap efforts by his department to recover Secret Service texts sent during the January 6 insurrection. The missing texts are now at the center of an investigation by the House committee probing the Jan.

Project On Government Oversight called on President Biden to fire Inspector General Cuffari. House Oversight Committee chair: Report raises questions about whether Cuff