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GOP Congressman Perry Asks Judge for Return of FBI-Seized Phone Data

  • Perry’s lawyers are in discussions with government over data
  • Phone seized in probe into efforts to overturn 2020 election
Scott Perry

Scott Perry

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Republican Representative Scott Perry asked to pause his request that a federal judge order the Justice Department to return his mobile phone data after he entered into further negotiations with the government over access to the information.

Perry’s attorneys said in a filing Wednesday that they were in talks with the government about a process to prevent the disclosure of certain data that is privileged. The request came shortly after Perry’s motion for an order to return his “property.”