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Rep. Scott Perry says FBI agents seized his cell phone

US Congressman Scott Perry said his cell phone was seized Tuesday morning by FBI agents with search warrants.

The circumstances surrounding the seizure were not immediately apparent. But Perry was a figure in a congressional probe into President Donald Trump's actions leading up to the Capitol riots on January 6, 2021.

A former Justice Department senior official said that Perry, aPennsylvania Republican, said Jeffrey was "important" in Trump's efforts to make Clarke president. He testified that he had fulfilled his role. As Acting Attorney General, the law enforcement official who pushed Trump's baseless allegations about election fraud.

In a statement Tuesday, Perry said three of his investigators visited him while traveling with his family on Tuesday and "seized my cell phone." He called this action "banana republic tactics."

"They didn't try to contact my lawyer, who would have arranged to get my phone if they wanted it," Perry said. "Not surprisingly, I am outraged that the FBI under the DOJ's command of Merrick Garland seized the phone of a sitting Congressman."

Pennsylvania's 10th Lawmakers representing the borough were cited more than 50 times in a Senate judiciary report released in October 2021, highlighting how Trump's efforts to overturn his election loss to Joe Biden have helped the Justice Department. on the verge of confusion. and prompted senior officials there and in the White House to threaten his resignation.

Perry, who has continually challenged the legitimacy of Biden's victory in Pennsylvania, said he complied with Trump's request for an introduction to Clark. The three men discussed common concerns about the election, Perry said. After finding no evidence of widespread fraud in the state, senior attorneys dismissed Perry's allegations.

The Senate report said Perry said he called then-Deputy Attorney General Rich Rich Donohue in December 2020 and said the department was not doing its job regarding the election. Outlined. Perry encouraged Donoghue to get Clark's help. He was "the kind of guy who could really get in there and do something about this," the report said. said its "formal correspondence" with Justice Department officials complied with the law.

Justice Department inspectors raided Clark's home in Virginia in June.

Perry denounced the Department of Justice's decision to issue a warrant to serve him as "unnecessary and offensive action." , contains information about legislative and political activities, and private/private discussions with wives, family members, voters, and friends," Perry said. None of this is a government job.

The Fox News Channel first reported that Scott's cell phone had been seized.