FBI Seized Thousands of Cellphone Records of Those at the Capital on January 6

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The FBI collected thousands of phone and electronic records of those at the Capitol on January 6, including some belonging to members of Congress. The FBI relied on emergency orders that do not require court authorization to secure communications from people at the scene. They also obtained information from cell phone towers and telecom providers. Many felony indictments are expected. -GEG

Within hours of the storming of the Capitol on January 6, the FBI began securing thousands of phone and electronic records connected to people at the scene of the rioting — including some related to members of Congress, raising potentially thorny legal questions.

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, according to two sources with knowledge of the collection effort.

In the hours and days after the Capitol riot, the FBI relied in some cases on emergency orders that do not require court authorization in order to quickly secure actual communications from people who were identified at the crime scene. Investigators have also relied on data “dumps” from cellphone towers in the area to provide a map of who was there, allowing them to trace call records — but not content — from the phones.

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Phillip Mezzapelle
Phillip Mezzapelle
1 month ago

The land of the free. 😢

JayM
JayM
1 month ago

Were the Bolsheviks ever put on trial? Mau? Castro? Pol Pot? Seems Communists have yet to be held accountable for their massive crimes against Humanity. That’s why this is happening now.

Questionit21
Questionit21
1 month ago

How ironic that the FBI confiscated thousands of Mobile Phones should also be confiscated from Antifa, BLM and Capital Police as well. This Capital Breach was a well organised event to cause confusion for the Electoral college votes. The way Bidens Administration has been it just shows why Trump honestly believed that Election was stolen from him. I honestly believe what happened at the Capital Trump has hit the nail on the head with this one. The Capital riot was tame compared to what happened with George Floyd IMHO that was a staged event with Crisis Actors so that BLM… Read more »

Last edited 1 month ago by Questionit21