by Joshua Ford | 24News
The weaponization of the FBI continues.
Today a sitting Republican Congressman reported that he had his phone seized by the FBI while he was traveling with his family. They presented a warrant and demanded his cellphone.
He is reportedly a strong supporter of President Trump.
Perry is also a retired U.S. Army Brigadier General, with 40 years of military service, including multiple combat tours, who taught at the prestigious Army War College.
It is now open season for conservatives and patriotic Americans.
Rep. Lauren Boebert suggested that the shocking interaction may have been payback for Perry previously introducing Articles of Impeachment against Attorney General Merrick Garland, who signed off on the outrageous and unprecedented Trump Mar-A-Lago raid:
Here’s more via Fox News:
Republican Rep. Scott Perry of Pennsylvania says that the FBI has confiscated his cellphone.
Perry, in an exclusive statement, told Fox News on Tuesday 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.
“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,” Perry said in his statement. “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.”
Perry asserted in his statement 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.”
Perry, a five-term congressman and loyal Trump ally, is an original member of the conservative House Freedom Caucus and took over as the group’s leader at the beginning of the year.
Perry has been a target of interest of the Democratic dominated January 6 House select committee that is investigating the deadly 2021 attack on the Capitol by right wing extremists and other Trump supporters who aimed to disrupt the congressional certification of Biden’s Electoral College victory. Perry was in communication numerous times with the Trump White House in the days and weeks ahead of the storming of the Capitol.
They claimed the raid of Trump’s home was over the National Archives, where they just took boxes and boxes of stuff. How in the world would that extend to a sitting Congressman?
I’m telling you, something smells very wrong about the excuse they are using to justify these banana republic tactics. They claim ‘National Archives’, but this smells more like the January 6th Committee to me.
The government has declared war on the American people.