Jan. 6 Committee Granted Access To GOP Phone Records

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The Arizona GOP Party leader Kelli Ward does not want to share her phone records with the House January 6 Select Committee even though it sent her a subpoena for them. So she took the issue to court claiming the request would infringe upon her First Amendment rights.

Ward said that the Select Committee’s investigators should not be able to see who she talked with when she “challenge[d] the 2020 presidential election results,” The Axios reported.

U.S. District Judge Diane Humetewa noted that Ward’s attorneys “failed to show how her First Amendment rights would be harmed by sharing the records with investigators.” Then, Judge Humetewa said:

‘[S]he found Ward’s “alleged concern speculative — and in light of disclosures made during oral argument — dubious.”‘

The judge heard both sides of the argument over the subpoena. It requested Ward’s cellphone provider, which was T-Mobile, to release all of Ward’s “call and text message activity from November 2020 to January 2021,” according to The Arizona Republic.

The Select Committee chose that time, because it encompassed the timeframe as the party chair used to pull together a group of fake electors at the GOP headquarters ready to vote for Donald Trump in the 2020 presidential election.

The federal judge told the court she had no intention of going against her own order, according to the Associated Press:

‘[Of stopping] her own order to require Ward’s phone records to be turned over to the Jan. 6 select panel.’

Of course, Trump lost, and Joe Biden became our 46th president. Ward still got together with the fake electors calling them her state’s “duly elected qualified” electors, The Arizona Republic reported.

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Ward herself was one of the pretend electors for Trump. According to The POLITICO. As such, the party chair took the Fifth Amendment in response to questions in court. Attorney Eric Columbus told Judge Humetewa at an earlier hearing:

‘She declined to answer on every substantive question and asserted her rights under the Fifth Amendment.’

Watch this space.

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