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Judge orders Rep. Scott Perry to turn over nearly 1,700 cellphone records in Jan. 6 probe

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Judge orders Rep. Scott Perry to turn over nearly 1,700 cellphone records in Jan. 6 probe
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Rep. Scott Perry, R-Pa., must disclose 1,659 documents to government investigators, a federal judge ruled Tuesday, finding that the communication records were not protected by the speech or debate clause of the Constitution.

The court order is the latest twist in a Jan. 6-related investigation that has made its way through courts for months and entangled the Trump ally.

The FBI seized Perry’s phone in 2022 — before Jack Smith was appointed special counsel — as part of a federal investigation into efforts to interfere with the certification of the 2020 election. Investigators sought a second warrant to access Perry’s data but had to wait as Perry asserted speech or debate protection over 2,219 records.

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