GOP Rep. Scott Perry’s Phone Seized By FBI In Jan. 6 Investigation
Rep. Scott Perry (R-Pennsylvania) said that while traveling on a plane trip with his family, the congressman was approached by the FBI and handed a warrant. Afterward, Perry had his phone confiscated.
The incident happened a day after Trump’s property was searched.
Perry went on Fox News to attack the move by the FBI. “None of this is the government’s business,” he said.
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U.S Attorney General Merrick Garland specifically has been under intense scrutiny by Republicans.
“This morning, while traveling with my family, Three FBI agents visited me and seized my cell phone,” Perry recalled. “They made no attempt to contact my lawyer, who would have made arrangements for them to have my phone if that was their wish. I’m outraged — though not surprised — that the FBI, under the direction of Merrick Garland’s DOJ, would seize the phone of a sitting Member of Congress.”
“My phone contains info about my legislative and political activities and personal/private discussions with my wife, family, constituents, and friends. None of this is the government’s business,” Perry continued.
The veteran Republican congressman has been under scrutiny for his role during the Capitol Riot by from the January 6 Committee.
Perry had been subpoenaed before but has refused to coöperate with investigators.
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