McCarthy's phone records among those eyed by Jan. 6 investigators

The select panel investigating the Jan. 6 Capitol insurrection has asked for House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy’s phone records to be preserved as it expands its inquiry, a committee source confirmed Thursday.
McCarthy’s name was included in a broad request the select panel sent Monday to social media platforms and telecommunications companies, asking them to preserve records that could be relevant to the probe of the attack. Although the request does not mean the committee will necessarily take the subsequent step of seeking McCarthy’s records, the panel’s move means the minority leader now faces a threat of having his personal data subpoenaed.
The panel’s chair, Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.), had hinted in advance of Monday’s request that fellow lawmakers could see their communications records sought as part of the investigation. The potential request of their phone records outraged Republicans — McCarthy, in a Tuesday statement, had threatened retribution against companies

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By Nicholas Wu and Heather Caygle

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