Scott Perry Insists He Is “Not a Target’ of an FBI Investigation
In the wake of the FBI’s raid on former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home, Rep. Scott Perry, R-Pa., has stressed that he is in no way under an investigation by the bureau, despite the recent seizure of his cellphone.
“While that story blew up, I heard from my attorneys, who talked directly to the Department of Justice, who said that I, their client, am not a target of this investigation,” Perry told Fox News’s “Tucker Carlson Tonight.”
Perry said that before it was confiscated, he was given a warrant as agents asked for his personal cellphone.
The chair of the House Freedom Caucus told “Tucker Carlson Tonight” that the FBI showed up while he was traveling with his family and confiscated the device.
“If they would have just contacted my attorney, certainly, we would have provided the information necessary, as required by law,” Perry said.
“And that would have been the end of it,” he continued. “But they want this spectacle. They want this show. They want the intimidation.”
Perry’s point of clarity comes on the heels of the unprecedented raid on former President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago home.
“I think that they’re scared to death that President Donald Trump is going to come back in 2024 and win reelection,” Perry said. “And they’re going to do every single thing that they can to make sure that doesn’t happen, including make up some kind of charges from the National Archives.”
Both the FBI and the DOJ have remained tight-lipped about the collection of Perry’s phone. As to the raid on Mar-a-Lago in an attempt to counter Trump’s accusations of abuse of power and possible wrongdoing, Joe Biden’s AG Merrick Garland said late Thursday that he had asked a judge to unseal both the search warrant justifying Monday’s search as well as the receipt of what was taken.
The Keystone State congressman has not cooperated with the Jan. 6 committee, which has claimed that he was one of several GOP House members who angled for a pardon from Trump.
Perry has denied the committee’s allegation.