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Lawmakers Order Telecom Companies to Preserve Records of January 6 Insurrection

HeadlineAug 31, 2021

A House committee investigating the U.S. Capitol insurrection has asked nearly three dozen telecommunications and social media companies to preserve records related to the January 6 assault. That includes data from smartphones used by members of Congress and their staff. Some Republican lawmakers — including Mo Brooks of Alabama, Lauren Boebert of Colorado and Paul Gosar of Arizona — have been accused of taking “active roles” in promoting the deadly Capitol insurrection.

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