On Sunday, Rep. Scott Perry, R-Pa., an ally of former President Trump whose phone was seized as part of the Department of Justice investigation into the attempts to overturn the 2020 presidential election said that he would consider participating in a new House of Representatives panel that would be tasked with probing into those investigations.
Perry was key in spreading the false claims that the 2020 election had been stolen because of widespread voting fraud. Perry’s phone had been seized in August.
On Sunday during a segment on ABC News’s “This Week” show, Perry said that he did not think there was a conflict of interest if he were to participate in such a congressional investigation of the FBI. He added that there are different accusations coming out every day, but that should not stop or derail you from doing your duty.
Rep. Jim Jordan, R-Ohio, and other Republicans in the House have said that they intend on establishing a special committee that will look into the “weaponization” of the federal government. This was one of the concessions that House Speaker Kevin McCarthy had to agree to in order to win the required votes and become the Speaker following the stalemate in the House over the Speakership.
Currently, the Department of Justice has two ongoing investigations against Trump. One is looking into the attempts to overturn the 2020 election, while the other one is focused on the possible mishandling of classified documents which were retrieved from Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate.