I can only imagine that Donald Trump spent most of today under the impression that things couldn’t possibly get much worse for him after CNN broke, and he personally confirmed, the news last night that his Palm Beach, Florida, Mar-a-Lago compound was raided by FBI officials executing a search warrant on the ex-president’s resort/home.
But it got worse.
Pennsylvania Republican House Rep. Scott Perry, a staunch Trump ally in Congress who’s been under heavy scrutiny by the January 6th House Select Committee, spoke exclusively with Fox News today and revealed that just one short day after the raid on Donald Trump’s country club, the GOP lawmaker was the subject of a new search and seizure warrant that ultimately ended in his cell phone being seized by federal agents.
“This morning, while traveling with my family, 3 FBI agents visited me and seized my cell phone,” Perry told the Right-wing outlet.
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“They made no attempt to contact my lawyer, who would have made arrangements for them to have my phone if that was their wish,” the lawmaker claimed before going on to whine, “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.”
Through various reports and sources today, it’s been relatively widely accepted that the search warrant executed at Mar-a-Lago last night was likely related to National Archives documents that the former president illegally took from the White House upon his departure. But when it comes to Perry, it looks as though the driving force behind this search warrant was likely Trump’s specific and concerted efforts to overturn the 2020 presidential election.
Perry was first subpoenaed by the January 6th House Select Committee back in December, with Chairman Bennie Thompson writing in a press release at the time that the Committee was seeking information from the lawmaker on efforts to install former Department of Justice official Jeffrey Clark as acting Attorney General.
Thompson’s press release read:
We have received evidence from multiple witnesses that you had an important role in the efforts to install Mr. Clark as acting Attorney General. Acting Attorney General Rosen and acting Deputy Attorney General Donoghue have provided evidence regarding these issues, and we have received evidence that others who worked with Mr. Clark were aware of these plans. We are also aware that you had multiple text and other communications with President Trump’s former Chief of Staff regarding Mr. Clark—and we also have evidence indicating that in that time frame you sent communications to the former Chief of Staff using the encrypted Signal app. Mr. Clark has informed us that he plans to invoke his 5th Amendment right against self-incrimination in anticipation of a deposition to be conducted by the Committee. When Mr. Clark decided to invoke his 5th Amendment rights, he understood that we planned to pose questions addressing his interactions with you, among a host of other topics.
In addition, we have information indicating that you communicated at various relevant times with the White House and others involved in other relevant topics, including regarding allegations that the Dominion voting machines had been corrupted.”
It certainly seems that everything is beginning to crash in around Donald Trump.
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