Decisions in those cases could affect not just the Jan. 6 probe, but congressional investigations for years or even decades to come.
- House Jan. 6 panel faces more than a dozen lawsuits challenging its subpoenas.
- Phone and financial records of political figures, criminal defendants and lawyers are at stake.
- Lawsuits claim violations of 1st, 4th, 5th and 6th amendments to Constitution.
WASHINGTON – Can Congress get your phone records?
No one knows for sure, not least because the question hasn’t been tested in court – until now. The question is at the heart of a dozen federal lawsuits against the House Jan. 6 committee investigating the attack on the Capitol.
Decisions in those cases could affect not just the Jan. 6 probe, but congressional investigations for years or even decades to come. For the Capitol riot panel, phone records could help the committee understand who was talking to whom during the attack – essentially, filling in who knew what when.