(Republican Insider) – Democrats have wasted no time at all using the Jan. 6 Capitol riot to demonize all Republicans and act as if everyone who supports President Trump is a “domestic terrorist” and “white supremacist.”
Hundreds of people have been investigated in the aftermath of the riot and many have been arrested and are facing charges that range from trespassing to obstructing Congress.
Now, new reports are indicating that the FBI is investigating members of Congress as suspects. This is just further proof that the Democrats are hell-bent on punishing and even jailing their political opponents if the opportunity presents itself.
The Intercept reports that within just hours of the riot, the FBI began obtaining thousands of phone and electronic records that involved people present at the US Capitol. This included some members of Congress.
According to two sources for the Intercept, the FBI has reportedly used some special emergency powers along with other measures to legally obtain private cell phone data and communications that extend further than the videos that were widely shared on social media by rioters.
The FBI was able to obtain the private information through emergency orders that do not require court authorization. The fact that the FBI even possesses this kind of power and can use it at their own discretion is alarming.
The whole theme of “emergency powers” has been prevalent over the course of the last year and has also proven to be destructive to our way of life. Emergency powers give too much unlimited and unchecked power to individuals and entities that quite simply should not possess it.
“The cellphone data includes many records from the members of Congress and staff members who were at the Capitol that day to certify President Joe Biden’s election victory,” the report said.
One source revealed that the FBI was “searching cell towers and phones pinging off cell sites in the area to determine visitors to the Capitol.”
Of course, the FBI should not be able to possess emergency powers that allow them to investigate members of Congress. In the past, this has been a topic of great debate and controversy in DC.
The Intercept noted that the FBI must “tread lightly” when seeking any kind of records on members of Congress in accordance with protections given under the Constitution’s speech and debate clause.
These protections are meant to shield Congress from executive branch interference and intimidation.
Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) has warned about this very issue saying that the separations of powers principles and the speech and debate clause in particular, “restrict the executive branch’s ability to investigate members of Congress.”
He further explained that this is why the Constitution gives Congress the authority to investigate and discipline their own members.
Referring to the Capitol riot, Whitehouse said that he has “asked the Senate ethics panel to take a hard look at certain members’ behavior” to determine whether they were in any way involved in the Jan. 6 incident.
He asserted that it is the Senate ethics committee’s job to provide the answers to these questions, not the FBI’s.
The Deep State FBI appears to be dead-set on finding any way they can to bring down Republicans and punish them, not for supposed involvement in the alleged “insurrection” attempt, but for their support of President Trump.
The entire charade surrounding the Capitol riot has been nothing more than a witch hunt aimed at rooting out and punishing Trump supporters to send the message that the establishment has taken back control and they won’t be allowing another MAGA rising.
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