(DCWatchdog.com) – Coming quickly on the heels of the FBI executing a search warrant at Mar-a-Lago and removing more than a dozen boxes of materials, a close ally of former President Donald Trump now says the FBI stopped him and his cellphone was seized.
As Fox News recounts in “Trump ally Rep. Scott Perry says the FBI seized his cellphone one day after Mar-a-Lago raid“:
“Republican Rep. Scott Perry of Pennsylvania says that the FBI has confiscated his cellphone.
“Perry, in an exclusive statement, told Fox News that while traveling with his family earlier in the day, he was approached by three FBI agents who handed him a warrant and requested that he turn over his cellphone.
The confiscation of the congressman’s personal phone comes one day after FBI agents searched former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Florida.” [emphasis added]
In a statement, the congressman recounts:
“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. 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.”
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