We were surprised/not surprised to read that Republicans are up in arm that the January 6 Commission is requesting the phone records from pretty much all the carriers (emphasis mine):
Kevin McCarthy warns GOP majority ‘will not forget’ if companies turn over phone records to Jan. 6 committee
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy warned “a Republican majority will not forget” telecommunications companies that turn over phone records to the congressional committee investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol attack.
More than 30 companies including Apple, AT&T and Verizon, received a request for phone records from congressional investigators Monday.
“If these companies comply with the Democrat order to turn over private information, they are in violation of federal law and subject to losing their ability to operate in the United States,” McCarthy said in a statement Tuesday. “If companies still choose to violate federal law, a Republican majority will not forget and will stand with Americans to hold them fully accountable under the law.”
McCarthy did not specify which federal law.
We’re only guessing that complying with Congress is not breaking any law, but they probably will use HIPPA as per Rep. 3-Names likes to do… and speaking of her:
Marjorie Taylor Greene Threatens Telecoms Over 1/6 Committee Request: ‘If They Go Along With This, They Will Be Shut Down’
Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) appeared on Tucker Carlson’s show Tuesday night, and threatened telecommunications companies with extinction if they cooperate with requests or subpoenas from the congressional committee investigating the January 6th Capitol insurrection…
…Neither Greene nor Carlson cited any law that gives Congress the authority to shut down companies because they complied with Congress.
Anyway, all of this leads to speculation that there is probably some fire behind this smoke screen. Imagine the texts that could be swept up with insider trading, sexting, or underaged mistresses (Hi Matt!), let alone to Hair Füror or even to the insurrectionists themselves.