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FBI Seizes Phone of Rep. Scott Perry, Who Played Key Role in Backing Trump’s Attempted Coup

HeadlineAug 10, 2022

Republican Congressmember Scott Perry says FBI agents seized his cellphone on Tuesday morning while he was traveling with his family. Perry is the chair of the House Freedom Caucus and was a key backer of Trump’s efforts to overturn the 2020 election. He has so far refused to testify before the House January 6 committee investigating the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. In June, federal agents also seized the phone of attorney John Eastman, who had advised Trump on ways he could stay in office after losing the election.

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