The FBI has served several subpoenas to Republican members of the Pennsylvania House and Senate after seizing Rep. Scott Perry’s phone.
At issue here is Perry’s pursuit of alternate electors in the 2020 election.
Federal investigators delivered subpoenas or paid visits to several House and Senate Republican offices in the Pennsylvania Capitol on Tuesday and Wednesday, according to multiple sources.
At least some of the individuals receiving subpoenas were told they were not targets of an investigation, according to at least six sources reached by PennLive, but that they may have information of interest to the FBI. All of the sources had been briefed on the investigative moves in some way, but demanded anonymity in order to discuss them.
The information being requested centered around U.S. Rep. Scott Perry, R-Pa., and the effort to seek alternate electors as part of former President Donald Trump’s efforts to remain in office after the 2020 election, several sources said.
The Washington Post on Wednesday, citing a source familiar with the probe, also reported that Perry’s cellphone was seized Tuesday as part of the Justice Department’s criminal investigation into the use of fake electors to try to overturn President Biden’s victory. The Post’s source also spoke on the condition of anonymity.
As Mark Levin has pointed out, there is nothing illegal about a state having alternate electors.
It’s ultimately up to Congress whether to accept or reject them and that’s it.
No, what this looks like to me is the FBI is acting as an arm of the January 6th Committee and is trying to create a crime or scandal where there is none. They want to make it look like Trump was trying to stay in office regardless of the election results and that’s preposterous.
We are a banana republic.