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FBI Agent Seizes Republican Rep.'s Mobile Phone, Reportedly

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WASHINGTON — FBI agents seized the cell phone of Republican Rep. Scott Perry on Tuesday, according to media reports citing a statement from a Pennsylvania lawmaker.

Perry said he was given a warrant by an FBI agent while traveling with his family, and did not say why his cell phone was confiscated by his FBI agent. I didn't.

Perry, a supporter of former President Donald Trump, is the subject of a congressional investigation into the January 6, 2021 attack on the US Capitol by Trump supporters.

Perry's office and his FBI did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Reuters. A Justice Department spokeswoman declined to comment.

"They didn't try to reach out to my lawyers. If they wanted them, they would have arranged to get my phone," Perry said in a statement. . Fox News reported first. None of this is government work,” he said.

Perry helped spread Trump's false statements about election fraud in 2020, but weeks before the attack on the US Capitol in 2021, he was criticized by Trump's White House and We kept in touch.

At congressional hearings in June, lawmakers heard testimony that Perry had asked Trump for a pardon. Perry denied asking for a pardon. (Reporting by Eric Beech and Sarah N. Lynch; Editing by Ross Colvin and Daniel Wallis)