Home panel investigating Capitol riot plans to ask telecom companies to protect Trump allies’ cellphone data


Rioters conflict with police attempting to enter Capitol constructing via the entrance doorways, January 6, 2021.

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The Home choose committee investigating the lethal Capitol invasion is getting ready to ask telecommunications firms to protect the cellphone data of some staunchly pro-Trump Republican lawmakers.

A number of sources told NBC News that the listing of names to be submitted to the telecoms companies — together with Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia, Florida’s Matt Gaetz and Mo Brooks of Alabama — continues to be evolving.

That listing was first reported earlier Monday by CNN, citing sources who stated the members had been focused because of their hyperlinks to former President Donald Trump‘s “Cease the Steal” rally exterior the White Home on Jan. 6.

The opposite Republicans named within the listing are Reps. Lauren Boebert of Colorado, Ohio’s Jim Jordan, Andy Biggs and Paul Gosar of Arizona, North Carolina’s Madison Cawthorn, Louie Gohmert of Texas, Jody Hice of Georgia and Pennsylvania’s Scott Perry.

A spokesman for the Jan. 6 choose committee declined to verify the reporting.

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