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ep. Liz Cheney: Jan. 6 committee got around 800,000 pages from Secret Service
Author: USA Today
…Rep. Liz Cheney said the House committee investigating the Jan. 6 attack on the Capitol received around 800,000 pages of communication materials from the Secret Service, but she noted that most text messages from around that date, which the committee had requested, were not recovered…
…Schiff said the committee has a lot of information it needs to look over, but he thinks “it’s fair to say that,” it will not be a replacement “for some of the most critical evidence, which would have been on the phones.”…
In the bad old days before eDiscovery tools, it was a common defense tactic to ‘dump truck’ a small plaintiff with literal trailer loads of bankers boxes filled with irrelevant paper. Given that Liz Cheney knows the rough page count of the Secret Service production, it was printed to paper or images before being produced. Why not just produce the native Electronically Stored Information (ESI)? Because the native ESI would include valuable metadata and be easily searched, sorted and organized to find any relevant communications. You cannot convince me that the law enforcement agency responsible for investigating financial crimes, fraud and telecommunications fraud is ignorant of eDiscovery production basics.