Jan. 6 panel to ask for preservation of phone records of GOP lawmakers who participated in Trump rally

The House committee investigating Jan. 6 is planning to seek the phone records of Republican lawmakers, including those who attended the “Stop the Steal” rally before the the Capitol riot, according to reporting from CNN.

That group reportedly includes Reps. Andy Biggs (Ariz.), Paul Gosar (Ariz.), Matt Gaetz (Fla.), Lauren Boebert (Colo.), Mo Brooks (Ala.), Madison Cawthorn (N.C.), Louie Gohmert (Texas), Jody Hice (Ga.), Scott Perry (Pa.), Marjorie Taylor Greene (Ga.) and Jim Jordan (Ohio).

Former President Trump spoke at the rally, held just south of the White House. “We will stop the steal. Today I will lay out just some of the evidence proving that we won this election and we won it by a landslide,” he said shortly before supporters marched from the rally to the Capitol during the certification of the 2020 election results. 

A spokesman for the committee declined to comment on CNN’s report. Committee Chairman Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.) previously said the panel would seek lawmaker records but refused to name names. “We have quite an exhaustive list of people. I won’t tell you who they are, but it’s several hundred people that make up the list of people we are planning to contact,” he told reporters last week.

The request could tee up the first formal subpoenas from the committee after sending letters to numerous government agencies as well as tech companies requesting that they turn over reams of documents.



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