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Rep. Scott Perry, a Trump ally, says FBI seized his phone

Rep. Scott Perry, a Trump ally, says FBI seized his phone

The FBI has confiscated the phone of Republican Rep. Scott Perry of Pennsylvania, an ally of former President Donald Trump, Perry stated in a assertion to CBS Information. 

“This morning, whereas touring with my household, three FBI brokers visited me and seized my cell phone,” Perry stated. 

Perry alleged they “made no try and contact my lawyer, who would have made preparations for them to have my phone if that was their want.” 

It is not clear why the FBI confiscated his phone. 

Rep. Scott Perry
Rep. Scott Perry (R-PA) speaks exterior the U.S. Capitol on August 23, 2021.

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This comes simply sooner or later after Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence was searched by the FBI as a part of a probe into paperwork, together with  labeled supplies, that won’t have been preserved as required by the Presidential Information Act.

At a public listening to in June, the Home committee investigating the Jan. 6 assault on the U.S. Capitol confirmed testimony from former White Home aide Cassidy Hutchinson who stated that in a Dec. 2020 phone name, Perry expressed help for encouraging folks to march to the Capitol on Jan. 6.

The Home committee alleged at its June 9 public listening to that Perry sought a pardon earlier than Trump left workplace for his involvement in attempting to overturn the 2020 presidential election.

Perry has denied it. He tweeted on June 10 that “the notion that I ever sought a Presidential pardon for myself or different Members of Congress is an absolute, shameless, and soulless lie.”

Home Jan. 6 committee vice chair Rep. Liz Cheney stated in the course of the listening to June 9 that Perry was concerned within the effort to put in Trump ally Jeffrey Clark, an environmental lawyer, as lawyer normal within the closing weeks of the administration.

Trump needed Clark to be the nation’s high legislation enforcement official in order that he can be empowered to ship a letter to Georgia and different states which might say, in keeping with Cheney, that the Justice Division had “recognized important considerations which will have impacted the result of the election” — regardless that it had discovered no such proof. 

Melissa Quinn contributed to this report.


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