December 4, 2023

Rioters collide with police trying to enter the Capitol building through the front doors, January 6, 2021.

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The House of Representatives special committee investigating the deadly Capitol invasion has asked dozens of companies, including telecommunications providers, to keep the phone records of some strongly pro-Trump Republican lawmakers.

The committee, led by Chairman Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., Reached out to 35 private companies and instructed them to keep records that may be relevant to the special committee’s investigation, a spokesman told CNBC.

“The special committee is currently collecting facts and is not alleging any wrongdoing by a person,” said the spokesman.

The panel’s latest letters include inquiries to telecommunications giants AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile, and US Cellular.

The letters ask recipients to save any information they may have about people “charged with the crimes related to the attack” by the Justice Department and people “involved in organizing, funding or speaking at the rallies” was”. in Washington, which propagated “objection to certification of electoral college votes”.

The letters also request that records be kept relating to “persons who may be involved in discussions of plans to challenge, delay, or disrupt the certification of the 6th attack in the days before and up to the days that may be involved. “

Earlier Wednesday, NBC News reported that the list of names to be presented to telecommunications companies – including Marjorie Taylor Greene of Georgia, Matt Gaetz of Florida and Mo Brooks of Alabama – is still evolving.

The list was first reported Monday by CNN, citing sources who said the members had been targeted outside the White House for their connections to former President Donald Trump’s “Stop the Steal” rally on Jan. 6.

The other Republicans on the list are Reps Lauren Boebert from Colorado, Jim Jordan from Ohio, Andy Biggs and Paul Gosar from Arizona, Madison Cawthorn from North Carolina, Louie Gohmert from Texas, Jody Hice from Georgia, and Scott Perry from Pennsylvania.

A January 6th special committee spokesman declined to approve the coverage.

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