Rep. Scott Perry (R-Pa.), a supporter of former President Donald Trump, had his cellphone seized by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), only one day after the now notorious raid of Trump’s residence Mar-A-Lago, in Palm Beach, Florida.
“This morning, while traveling with my family, 3 FBI agents visited me and seized my cell phone,” Perry told Fox News. “They made no attempt to contact my lawyer, who would have made arrangements for them to have my phone if that was their wish.”
He added, “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 claimed his phone contained, “legislative and political activities, and personal/private discussions” with his “wife, family, constituents, and friends. None of this is the government’s business,” he continued.
“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,” the Florida Republican proclaimed.
Due to the fact that Perry was in contact with the Trump White House in the days leading up to January 6 — and is a loyal Trump ally — he was made to be the target of the Democrat-led January 6 House Select Committee.
Despite Perry’s denial, Rep. Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) has claimed he is one of the Republicans who supposedly contacted the White House after January 6 in seek of a Presidential pardon.
Trump confirmed on Truth Social the FBI raid of Mar A Lago Monday afternoon, writing, “My beautiful home, Mar-A-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida, is currently under siege, raided, and occupied by a large group of FBI agents.”
“Sources told Fox News Digital the search was in connection with materials that Trump took with him from his time as president. Sources also said National Archives and Records Administration referred the case to the Justice Department, which recovered 15 boxes of classified materials from the home,” Fox News reported.