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Mon Feb 22, 2021, 03:43 PM

FBI Seized Congressional Cellphone Records

“Within hours of the storming of the Capitol on January 6, the FBI began securing thousands of phone and electronic records connected to people at the scene of the rioting — including some related to members of Congress, raising potentially thorny legal questions,” The Intercept reports.

“Using special emergency powers and other measures, the FBI has collected reams of private cellphone data and communications that go beyond the videos that rioters shared widely on social media.”

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The cellphone data includes many records from the members of Congress and staff members who were at the Capitol that day to certify President Joe Biden’s election victory. The FBI is “searching cell towers and phones pinging off cell sites in the area to determine visitors to the Capitol,” a recently retired senior FBI official told The Intercept. The data is also being used to map links between suspects, which include members of Congress, they also said. (Capitol Police are reportedly investigating whether lawmakers helped rioters gain access to the Capitol as several Democrats have alleged they did, though Republican officials deny this.)

The Justice Department has publicly said that its task force includes senior public corruption officials. That involvement “indicates a focus on public officials, i.e. Capitol Police and members of Congress,” the retired FBI official said.


https://politicalwire.com/2021/02/22/fbi-seized-congressional-cellphone-records/
https://theintercept.com/2021/02/22/capitol-riot-fbi-cellphone-records/

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kpete Monday OP
OnDoutside Monday #1
demtenjeep Monday #2
H2O Man Monday #10
nattyice Monday #3
efhmc Monday #4
kpete Monday #9
Mr.Bill Monday #11
efhmc Monday #13
H2O Man Monday #15
triron Monday #21
East-A-Squared Monday #5
SergeStorms Monday #20
In_The_Wind Monday #6
Iliyah Monday #7
Blue_true Monday #23
FakeNoose Monday #8
lagomorph777 Monday #14
lagomorph777 Monday #12
Blue Owl Monday #22
SunSeeker Monday #16
lpbk2713 Monday #17
orangecrush Monday #18
Botany Monday #19
bluecollar2 Monday #24

Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 03:44 PM

1. Hurrah !

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 03:45 PM

2. the Q-Berts gotta be on that list

we know they are part of it

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Response to demtenjeep (Reply #2)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 03:58 PM

10. +1

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 03:46 PM

3. Ruh-roh!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 03:48 PM

4. And so what are they going to do with this information?

Looks like not much so far.

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Response to efhmc (Reply #4)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 03:57 PM

9. new sherif in town

MERRICK GARLAND


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Response to efhmc (Reply #4)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 03:59 PM

11. Probably investigate it until all the suspects die of natural causes. n/t

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Response to Mr.Bill (Reply #11)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 04:01 PM

13. Sad but funny.

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Response to efhmc (Reply #4)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 04:02 PM

15. Respectfully disagree.

Such investigations do not -- indeed, can not -- be completed quickly. But quite a few of the Trump cult have already been charged. Good investigators & prosecutors always work from the bottom up. It is unrealistic to think that anyone from Congress would have been charged this soon.

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Response to H2O Man (Reply #15)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 07:04 PM

21. Good reasonable comment!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 03:49 PM

5. Marjorie Taylor Green and Lauren Boebert should have

some explaining to do.
This is the DU member formerly known as muntrv.

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Response to East-A-Squared (Reply #5)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 06:42 PM

20. Hawley as well.

I wouldn't be surprised if he was in contact with some of those "patriots".

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 03:51 PM

6. Good.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 03:54 PM

7. This should be very interesting . . .

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Response to Iliyah (Reply #7)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 10:55 PM

23. Yes it should. nt

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 03:56 PM

8. This should have been done immediately after

But in any case, I'm glad they're doing it now.

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Response to FakeNoose (Reply #8)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 04:01 PM

14. "Within hours of the storming of the Capitol on January 6, the FBI began securing..."

So they did start right away.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 04:00 PM

12. Uh-oh! Bad news for Boebert, Hawley, Greene, Cruz, Clarence Thomas, Scalise, etc.

So...maybe the Patriot Act has an up-side...

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Response to lagomorph777 (Reply #12)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 10:38 PM

22. Yup -- sucks to be them!

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 06:24 PM

16. Good. nt

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 06:28 PM

17. That wouldn't happen in the Trump Regime.



Anyone who suggested such a thing would be fired immediately.

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 06:30 PM

18. GOOD

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 06:30 PM

19. Hello Bang Bang Barbie

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Response to kpete (Original post)

Mon Feb 22, 2021, 11:04 PM

24. I'm gonna need more popcorn... n/t

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