WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. Rep. Scott Perry said his cellphone was seized Tuesday morning by FBI agents carrying a search warrant.
Perry, though, has been a figure in the congressional investigation into President Donald Trump’s actions leading up to the Jan. 6, 2021, Capitol insurrection.
In a statement Tuesday, Perry said three agents visited him while he was traveling Tuesday with his family and “seized my cell phone.”
“They made no attempt to contact my lawyer, who would have made arrangements for them to have my phone if that was their wish,” Perry said.
The three men went on to discuss their shared concerns about the election, Perry has said.
Perry slammed the Justice Department’s decision to serve him with a warrant as an “unnecessary and aggressive action.”.
“My phone contains info about my legislative and political activities, and personal/private discussions with my wife, family, constituents, and friends,” Perry said. »