Rep. Scott Perry Says FBI Seized His Cellphone 'Under the Direction of Merrick Garland's DOJ'

Nick Kangadis | August 10, 2022
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Is it time to ask the question; Does your government deserve or has it, in the least, earned your trust? The quick answer is no, especially when you take into account that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) seems to have been weaponized by President Joe Biden’s regime, as well as by other presidents in the past, as their personal gestapo in attempting to silence all opposition.

In the wake of the FBI raiding former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home in Palm Beach, Florida on Monday, Rep. Scott Perry (R-Pa.) said the the same agency seized his cellphone “under the direction of [U.S. Attorney General] Merrick Garland’s DOJ.”

Perry said that “3 FBI agents visited me and seized my cell phone.”

Related: Josh Hawley Says AG Garland 'Must Resign or be Impeached,' FBI's Wray 'Must be Removed'

“They made no attempt to contact my lawyer, who would have made arrangements for them to have my phone if that was their wish. 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," Perry said, according to the Washington Examiner. "My phone contains info about my legislative and political activities, and personal/private discussions with my wife, family, constituents, and friends. None of this is the government’s business.”

The Examiner noted that the FBI “declined to comment” and that the Justice Department hasn’t responded for comment, as of yet.

The fact that Perry admitted that we would’ve willingly provided his phone had the FBI exhibited any level of couth adds to validity of Perry’s claim that agency just snatched his phone like any good gestapo would.

“As with President Trump last night, DOJ chose this unnecessary and aggressive action instead of simply contacting my attorneys,” The Washington Times reported Perry as saying.

While some would like to think that these oversteps by the FBI are isolated incidents, it looks like this is just the beginning of things to come.

 

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