Can Congress get your phone records? Jan. 6 lawsuits aim to find out

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Jan. 6: House panel subpoenas for phone records spark lawsuits

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.

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