By WND. Hundreds of people have been investigated for their roles in the riot at the U.S. Capitol in January, and many have been arrested and face charges ranging from trespassing on up.
Now, some members of Congress also are being investigated by the FBI as suspectets, the Intercept reported.
Within hours of the riot, the FBI began obtaining thousands of phone and electronic records involving people at the scene, including members of Congress, the publication said.
“Using special emergency powers and other measures, the FBI has collected reams of private cellphone data and communications that go beyond the videos that rioters shared widely on social media,” the Intercept said, citing two sources.
The FBI obtained the information through emergency orders that do not require court authorization as well as data downloads from cellphone towers in the area. (Read more from “Report: FBI Investigating Members of Congress as Riot ‘Suspects’!” HERE)
House Committee Holds Domestic Terror Hearing in Wake of Capitol Riot
By New York Post. The House Judiciary Committee will convene a hearing Wednesday afternoon on the rise of domestic terrorism in America, with last month’s deadly US Capitol riot likely to dominate the discussion.
Coming one day after a Senate panel on the insurrection, Wednesday’s hearing by the Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security will kick off at 2 p.m. and include testimony from experts on domestic terrorism.
Scheduled witnesses include: Wade Henderson, interim president and CEO of The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights; Michael German, of the Brennan Center for Justice; Malcolm Nance, founder and executive director of the Terror Asymmetrics Project; and conservative journalist Andy Ngo, editor-at-large of The Post Millennial.
The subcommittee is chaired by Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas), while Arizona Rep. Andy Biggs is the panel’s ranking Republican member. (Read more from “House Committee Holds Domestic Terror Hearing in Wake of Capitol Riot” HERE)