McCarthy Warns Tech Companies of Turning Over Private Data To Jan. 6 Committee

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House Minority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) threatened that “a Republican majority will not forget” if tech companies hand over U.S. citizen’s private messages to the congressional committee overseeing the investigation into the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.

The panel has requested that more than 30 telecommunications companies, including Apple and Verizon, save records from April 1, 2020, to Jan. 31, 2021 to preserve digital messages from protestors that they believe is relevant to their investigation. 

The committee has made it known that members of Congress, likely Republicans, will be included in the records probe, as they seek to gather communications between former President Trump and conservative politicians during the riot. McCarthy has notably spoken with Trump during that time frame. 

McCarthy put out a lengthy Twitter statement that called out Democratic committee members for trying to create a “surveillance state” and warned the companies involved that the request was a violation of the law. 

“Adam Schiff, Bennie Thompson, and Nancy Pelosi’s attempts to strong-arm private companies to turn over individuals’ private data would put every American with a phone or computer in the crosshairs of a surveillance state run by Democrat politicians,” McCarthy posted Tuesday.

“If these companies comply with the Democrat order to turn over private information, they are in violation of federal law and subject to losing their ability to operate in the United States,” he cautioned.

Then pointed out conservative politicians have a long memory and he believes they will be in power after the 2022 midterms. “If companies still choose to violate federal law, a Republican majority will not forget and will stand with Americans to hold them fully accountable under the law,” McCarthy finished.

In response to his statement, the Select Committee released a reply. “We’ve asked companies not to destroy records that may help answer questions for the American people,” a spokesperson said

“The committee’s efforts won’t be deterred by those who want to whitewash or cover up the events of January 6th, or obstruct our investigation.”



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S.L.
S.L.
1 month ago

So Pelosi we are coming after you and will investigate everything you and the deep state has propagated against conservatives. How about your despicable comments and actions against the Trump and other conservatives. Lady I personally believe your worried they will find out that you are part of this plot and heaven forbid we will go after you. You and the deep state will be found out and we will see your destruction and downfall. I pray you will drowned in your own filth of hate and pay big time.by wallowing in the Lake of Fire for Eternity because God is the final judgement.

Susanna
Susanna
1 month ago

These are KGB tactics. Where is the demand for investigations on cheating in the 2020 elections? Where is the demand on laptops and phones from Democrats for their involvement in the 2020 Riots going on in multiple cities, where burning, looting, shootings occurred throughout the country. We know Kamala Harris encouraged and fostered it. We know Pelosi encouraged it. We also know Pelosi’s laptop was confiscated by “Special.Forces” on January 6th. Who’s got them now? FBI? Are they withholding information on her involvement in the January 6th Protest? Why were Antifa and BLM dressed like Trump supporters able to get off Scott Free, when they had planted bombs and explosive devices to cause harm to anyone attending the Protest? Why were BLM Protests allowed and no one arrested and detained for over 24 hours? Social Media such as we have today are dangerous. Remember that folks.

BTeboe
BTeboe
1 month ago
Reply to  Susanna

If Special Forces got it, they did not give it to the FBI. If they gave it to anyone it was probably the Defense Intelligence Agency.

Colleen Mara
Colleen Mara
1 month ago
Reply to  BTeboe

The FBI had their own group of undercover operation in the Jan.6th Capitol so-called planned riots!! Read Revolver.news for all of the information on this cabal!!
We Americans are so sick to this crap you are pulling on the United States and it continues, now look at Afghanistan!! Nothing but rotten liars.

Grace
Grace
1 month ago

There will soon come a tipping point where even moderate, still sane Democrats, will come to their senses and realize their party is becoming dangerously close to being Marxist. Is that what moderate democrats really want for the Republic? King Biden and Queen Pelosi and the ladies in waiting on the Squad? Pincess Kamalla laughing her days away while ignoring her job.

Roseann Carpenter
Roseann Carpenter
1 month ago
Reply to  Grace

Amen, Grace, we can certainly hope. Many in the democrat party are living in the fifties and ignoring the antics currently going on

Colleen Mara
Colleen Mara
1 month ago
Reply to  Grace

This party is overrun my Marxists!! Wake up and face all you liberal fools!! You will go down the tubes also!! Start paying attention to this fraud before it’s too late! You are Useful Idiots!!

Bill
1 month ago

I’m sure that those liberal tech companies are very ‘concerned’ about Kevin’s ‘warning’.

Colleen Mara
Colleen Mara
1 month ago
Reply to  Bill

They need to be broken up!!! They are a publishing company, audits, edits, cancels, etc.

Bepo
Bepo
1 month ago

Why the Republicans does not open investigations on all-year riots of BLM and all the deaths and burned properties? This is OK if they preserve but also that data has to be counted.

Jim
Jim
1 month ago
Reply to  Bepo

Because they were in on it with the dems. Same with election fraud. There is only one party, the blackmailed party.

Colleen Mara
Colleen Mara
1 month ago
Reply to  Jim

The RINOs with big noses and itty bitty brains!!

Mac
Mac
1 month ago
Reply to  Bepo

No balls

Moose
Moose
1 month ago

Plus, it was Antifa/BLM that broke into the Capitol on Jan. 6th. How come Pelosi hasn’t uttered a peep about them? Total hypocrisy.

trevor
trevor
1 month ago
Reply to  Moose

Not to worry about Pelosi, she will be burning in Hell shortly.

Mac
Mac
1 month ago
Reply to  trevor

We all hope

Colleen Mara
Colleen Mara
1 month ago
Reply to  Moose

They the dems are the ones hiring the BLM, Antifa and the like!

clara barton
clara barton
1 month ago

Where the hell are our American legal minds, and with the law suits to know exactly how to stop the Left wing tech and communications kids from taking away our rights to communicate with the new technologies that weren’t around when the old 1st amendment laws were being written??!!
Morally what the Lefties are doing to us is wrong, but the “Lefties”/runners-of-the-kingdoms have been around since before Moses brought the Tablets down to us, and they are still gripping us today, obviously.

Common Sense
Common Sense
1 month ago

I’m sure they’re terrified! Sorry but the GOP never gets it together to actually accomplish anything worthwhile like that. Every time they have the opportunity they blow it. I’m a little wary 😒 of McCarthy as House Minority Speaker. He reminds me of Graham and Paul Ryan- two total disasters! I’d like to to see Jim Jordan as Speaker and Ted Cruz as Senate leader. You’d actually get something done then!

Jawad
Jawad
1 month ago
Reply to  Common Sense

Well, you are quite right in that the DemonCrats always stand together in perfect solidarity, even to dash en masse like lemmings over the cliff onto the bitter rocks below. Republicans on the other hand are such individualists, not in itself a bad thing; however, getting them to march in solidarity is in vain, like herding CATS. Mr. McCarthy I’m sure has his head in the right place (well, lets hope!), but to get the Gang to pull together and follow through…that’s another thing entirely.

Mac
Mac
1 month ago
Reply to  Common Sense

Yes

Colleen Mara
Colleen Mara
1 month ago
Reply to  Common Sense

Great idea!

Crosshairview
Crosshairview
1 month ago

Adam Schiff, Nancy Pelosi and our own orangutan, Bennie Thompson heading up a Select Committee is dangerous for the USA’s 4th Amendment rights and the Constitution as a whole.

Daniel Rhoads
1 month ago

Welcome to their new “American Communist Dictatorship with all we, the free American people, there Communist SLAVES”!!!! That is what CHEATER Joe Biden and the CHEATER criminal Democrat Party Mob leadership truly want for our America and we, the American people!!!! HELL, they won’t lift a finger for those Americans trapped in Afghanistan, will they???????

Colleen Mara
Colleen Mara
1 month ago
Reply to  Daniel Rhoads

No they have truly ruined the reputation of the US., No Man Left Behind!!! What a bunch of cowardly losers, they need to be charged, senile or not he needs to be held accountable, and charged, then removed or jailed! That goes for the unless State dept.
refusing to help or give aid to those still trying to escape or ones brave enough to come and rescue some of the remaining!!! What a disgrace, we can only guess who is really behind this bowing to Islamists!!

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