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Republicans Sue Jan. 6 Panel Over Salesforce Data Subpoena

  • GOP claims Democrats are trying to access private voter data
  • Committee says it needs to understand spread of election lie
A demonstrator unleashes a smoke grenade in front of the U.S. Capitol building during a protest in Washington, D.C., Jan. 6, 2021.

A demonstrator unleashes a smoke grenade in front of the U.S. Capitol building during a protest in Washington, D.C., Jan. 6, 2021.

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and members of Congress probing the Capitol riot are abusing their subpoena power to access non-public data on GOP donors, volunteers and supporters, the Republican National Committee claimed in a federal lawsuit.

The House select committee issued an “overbroad” demand for sensitive RNC data from Salesforce.com Inc., a vendor that helped with Republicans’ mass email campaign during and after the 2020 presidential election, the party said in a suit filed Wednesday in Washington.