Rep. Scott Perry says FBI seized his cellphone

Rep. Scott Perry says FBI seized his cellphone

ON WHAT THIS IS ALL ABOUT. AND LAURIE, IN A STATEMENT TO FOX NEWS, REPRESENTATIVE PERRY SAID HE WAS APPROACHED YESTERDAY BY THREE FBI AGENTS WHO HANDED HIM A WARRANT TO TURN OVER HIS CELL PHONE. HE CALLED IT OUTRAGEOUS, BUT NOT SURPRISING. IN THE STATEMENT, PERRY SAYS THE FBI NO ATTEMPT TO CONTACT HIS LAWYER, WHO HE SAYS WOULD HAVE MADE ARRANGEMENTS TO HAND OVER THE PHONE. HE ALSO SAID THAT THAT PHONE POSSESSES INFORMATION ABOUT HIS POLITICAL ACTIVITY AND PERSONAL LIFE, WHICH HE SAYS ARE NOT THE GOVERNMENT’S BUSINESS. PERRY, A FIVE TERM CONGRESSMAN, HAS BEEN A LOYAL TRUMP ALLY AND A TARGET OF INTEREST OF THE HOUSE COMMITTEE INVESTIGATING THE JANUARY SIXTH CAPITOL ATTACK. THE COMMITTEE, PERRY WAS A PART OF MULTIPLE MEETINGS. FORMER PRESIDENT TRUMP IN THE DAYS LEADING UP TO THE ATTACK THAT WERE AIMED AT OVERTURNING THE 2020 ELECTION RESULTS AND NEWS 8 REACHED OUT TO BOTH PERRY AND HI

Rep. Scott Perry says his cellphone was seized by FBI

South-central Pennsylvania Congressman Scott Perry (R-10) says the FBI seized his cellphone Tuesday.Perry said in a statement that he was approached by FBI agents who handed him a warrant and asked for the phone.Rep. Scott Perry statement”This morning, while traveling with my family, 3 FBI agents visited me and seized my cell phone. They made no attempt to contact my lawyer, who would have made arrangements for them to have my phone if that was their wish,” Perry said in the statement. “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.”The confiscation of the cellphone came the day after the FBI searched former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida.Perry went on to say that, “as with President Trump last night, DOJ chose this unnecessary and aggressive action instead of simply contacting my attorneys. These kinds of banana republic tactics should concern every Citizen — especially considering the decision before Congress this week to hire 87,000 new IRS agents to further persecute law-abiding Citizens.”WGAL has reached out to Perry’s office for further comment.Perry has been mentioned during hearings about the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.It has been alleged that he sought a presidential pardon, which he has denied.According to testimony, Perry also urged Trump to continue fighting election results.

South-central Pennsylvania Congressman Scott Perry (R-10) says the FBI seized his cellphone Tuesday.

Perry said in a statement that he was approached by FBI agents who handed him a warrant and asked for the phone.

Rep. Scott Perry statement

“This morning, while traveling with my family, 3 FBI agents visited me and seized my cell phone. They made no attempt to contact my lawyer, who would have made arrangements for them to have my phone if that was their wish,” Perry said in the statement. “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.”

The confiscation of the cellphone came the day after the FBI searched former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida.

Perry went on to say that, “as with President Trump last night, DOJ chose this unnecessary and aggressive action instead of simply contacting my attorneys. These kinds of banana republic tactics should concern every Citizen — especially considering the decision before Congress this week to hire 87,000 new IRS agents to further persecute law-abiding Citizens.”

WGAL has reached out to Perry’s office for further comment.

Perry has been mentioned during hearings about the Jan. 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol.

It has been alleged that he sought a presidential pardon, which he has denied.

According to testimony, Perry also urged Trump to continue fighting election results.

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