In the fallout and subsequent investigation of the US Capitol breach on January 6th, the Biden-Harris regime’s DOJ is now treating members of the GOP as criminals. The New York Times, gleefully ran the headline “Police Investigating Whether Lawmakers Gave Rioters Tour of Capitol Before Siege” as Capitol Police investigated factious claims that Congressmen “inappropriately gave visitors access” to the Capitol ahead of Jan. 6th.
Congressional Cellphone Records Seized
Reports have been released that the FBI under intense political pressure to “investigate” the violence that day has seized Congressional cell phone records related to the attack. According to The Intercept,
“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 FBI is “searching cell towers and phones pinging off cell sites in the area to determine visitors to the Capitol,” a recently retired senior FBI official told The Intercept. The data is also being used to map links between suspects, which include members of Congress, they also said.”
This massive surveillance effort reduces our members of Congress to the same status as common criminals. According to Politico, acting US Attorney Michael Sherwin “indicated that federal authorities were treating the investigation of the Jan. 6 events as the equivalent of a counterterrorism or counterintelligence investigation, throwing massive resources into the effort to follow finances, communications and movements of the perpetrators.”
Given that we now know thanks to the Intercept that “The Justice Department has publicly said that its task force includes senior public corruption officials. That involvement “indicates a focus on public officials, i.e. Capitol Police and members of Congress,” the retired FBI official said.” We can glean who the true targets are: GOP supporters of President Trump. This is especially clear in the context of Democrats’ efforts to expel these members of Congress and Senators.
Dem Congresswoman: Expel 147 GOP Members of Congress
Congresswoman Cori Bush, has called for the expulsion of all 147 Republican representatives who objected to the electoral college certification claiming that they “incited this domestic terror attack through their attempts to overturn the election”
I believe the Republican members of Congress who have incited this domestic terror attack through their attempts to overturn the election must face consequences. They have broken their sacred Oath of Office.
I will be introducing a resolution calling for their expulsion. pic.twitter.com/JMTlQ4IfnR
— Congresswoman Cori Bush (@RepCori) January 6, 2021
The Republicans’ spurious claims, Bush said, had incited a “domestic terror attack.”
“I believe the Republican members of Congress who have incited this domestic terror attack through their attempts to overturn the election must face consequences,” Bush said in a tweet. “They have broken their sacred Oath of Office.” according to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Dem Senator: Expel, Censure or Punish Cruz, Hawley and Johnson
Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) released a statement accusing his colleagues of complicity in the Jan 6th riot,
“The Senate needs to oversee federal investigation of the attack and ransacking of our national Capitol, through the Judiciary and perhaps Homeland Security Committees. We may also be the client in federal civil suits for damages and for restraining orders, likely also under Judiciary purview.
“The Senate will need to conduct security review of what happened and what went wrong, likely through the Rules, Homeland, and Judiciary Committees. The Senate Ethics Committee also must consider the expulsion, or censure and punishment, of Senators Cruz, Hawley, and perhaps others.
“Because Congress has protections from the Department of Justice under separation of powers, specifically the Speech and Debate Clause, significant investigation will need to be done in the Senate. Because of massive potential conflict of interest, Senators Cruz, Hawley, and Johnson (at least) need to be off all relevant committees reviewing this matter until the investigation of their role is complete.”
Senator Whitehouse, a former Federal Prosecutor also told the Intercept that the investigation should be spearheaded by the Senate NOT the DOJ while continuing to refer to the rioters as “insurrectionists”.
He said, “Separation of powers principles generally, and the speech and debate clause particularly, restrict the executive branch’s ability to investigate members of Congress. That’s why the Constitution puts the houses of Congress in charge of disciplining their members. In the case of the January 6 insurrection, I’ve asked the Senate ethics panel to take a hard look at certain members’ behavior, including whether they coordinated or conspired with, aided and abetted, or gave aid and comfort to the insurrectionists. Those questions demand answers and the Senate ethics committee has the job to answer them.”