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Mon Aug 30, 2021, 10:18 AM

 

Jan 6 committee asking telecoms to preserve phone records of Members of Congress and Trump family

The House Select Committee investigating the deadly January 6 riot is set to request that a group of telecommunications companies preserve the phone records of a group of GOP members of Congress and former President Donald Trump, as well as members of the Trump family, who played some role in the "Stop the Steal" rally that served as the prelude to the Capitol insurrection.
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It is unclear what means the committee will use to compel the telecommunications companies to cooperate with their request. The committee does have subpoena power, but requesting the information -- especially from members of Congress -- could lead to a lengthy legal battle.

The committee decided against making public the names of the lawmakers whose records they are targeting, three sources told CNN. But multiple sources familiar with the committee's work have confirmed for CNN at least part of list including many of the members of Congress included in the request.

According to the sources, this group was targeted because the committee concluded each of these lawmakers played some role in the "Stop the Steal" rally. They either attended, spoke, actively planned or encouraged people to attend.

The list is said to be evolving and could be added to as the investigation steps up. As of now it includes Republican Reps. Lauren Boebert of Colorado, Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia, Jim Jordan of Ohio, Andy Biggs of Arizona, Paul Gosar also of Arizona, Mo Brooks of Alabama, Madison Cawthorn of North Carolina, Matt Gaetz of Florida, Louie Gohmert of Texas, Jody Hice of Georgia and Scott Perry of Pennsylvania.
In addition to their connection to the rally, this group also represents some of former Trump's most loyal supporters in Congress, many of whom continue to peddle Trump's false claims about the 2020 election. Many of these members also voted to object to the election results on the day of the insurrection.

https://www.cnn.com/2021/08/30/politics/january-6-phone-records-members-of-congress/index.html

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Reply Jan 6 committee asking telecoms to preserve phone records of Members of Congress and Trump family (Original post)
StarfishSaver Aug 2021 OP
lagomorph777 Aug 2021 #1
malaise Aug 2021 #2
PatSeg Aug 2021 #3
Talitha Aug 2021 #4
Hortensis Aug 2021 #5
JustAnotherGen Aug 2021 #6
StarfishSaver Aug 2021 #7

Response to StarfishSaver (Original post)

Mon Aug 30, 2021, 10:21 AM

1. Uh-oh.

Looks like trouble is headed to Reptilian land.

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Response to StarfishSaver (Original post)

Mon Aug 30, 2021, 10:27 AM

2. Get thee to the greatest page

Can't wait

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Mon Aug 30, 2021, 10:30 AM

3. K&R

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Mon Aug 30, 2021, 12:05 PM

4. K&R

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Response to StarfishSaver (Original post)

Mon Aug 30, 2021, 12:10 PM

5. It'll mean legal battle for sure, hoping for a fast tracking judge.

And that consequences hit the guilty like a truck.

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Response to StarfishSaver (Original post)

Mon Aug 30, 2021, 12:33 PM

6. I'm so happy to read this

My dad had a saying - On time, and in time.


In terms of the 1/6 Committee - Just because we aren't getting 'instant' results, does not mean that those who are 'running the investigation' do not know what they are doing, and that they don't 'care'.

They care - and they are doing the right things or Pelosi would not have allowed them on that Committee.

We won't get results tomorrow, but if we want EFFECTIVE results and a solid work product, we need to give them time TODAY and Tommorow.

I have faith in the team assembled by Pelosi. I really do.

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Response to JustAnotherGen (Reply #6)

Mon Aug 30, 2021, 12:56 PM

7. Thank you so much for saying this!

 

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