The FBI reportedly delivered subpoenas related to the controversy surrounding alternate electors in the 2020 election to several Republican lawmakers in Pennsylvania on Wednesday.
The action comes after the FBI served a search warrant at the Mar-a-Lago residence of former President Donald Trump in Palm Beach, Florida, prompting his supporters to accuse the Bureau of being politically motivated.
Various sources spoke to Pennlive about the FBI delivering subpoenas or speaking with Pennsylvania Republicans as a part of the investigation into the effort to send alternate electors to the U.S. Capitol to elect Trump rather than President Joe Biden.
Some of the lawmakers who received subpoenas were told they were not themselves the subject of the investigation, the sources told Pennlive.
On Tuesday, Republican Rep. Scott Perry of Pennsylvania said that the FBI had confiscated his cell phone as part of the same investigation.
“They made no attempt to contact my lawyer, who would have made arrangements for them to have my phone if that was their wish. I’m outraged — though not surprised — that the FBI under the direction of Merrick Garland’s DOJ, would seize the phone of a sitting Member of Congress,” Perry said in a statement.
Trump revealed the FBI raid in a scathing statement issued Monday evening and later suggested that the FBI agents were planting evidence. The warrant was served as a part of an investigation into whether Trump illegally destroyed or removed White House documents after leaving office.
Critics of the Biden administration have accused the FBI of being politically motivated in the raid on Trump’s residence. The White House refused to comment on the incident except to say that they were not notified beforehand about the Mar-a-Lago raid.
Here’s more about the FBI seizing Perry’s cell phone:
FBI seizes Rep. Scott Perry’s phone