Conservative activist Ali Alexander filed a lawsuit to bar the illegally assembled January 6 Select Committee from spying on his phone records and to protect American civil liberties from federal intrusion as Democrats weaponize their congressional power.
The 25-page complaint against Nancy Pelosi and the Select Committee outlines a litany of lawbreaking activities the sham panel is engaging in to target its political opposition.
The Select Committee has no authority to subpoena because its partisan, under-represented composition violates House Rules, the lawsuit charges.
According to House Resolution 503, which established the select committee, the panel must consist of thirteen members of the House, and “five must be appointed after consultation with the minority leader.”
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Yet, “Speaker Pelosi has appointed only nine members to the Select Committee: seven Democrats and two Republicans. None of these members was appointed from the selection of five GOP Congresspersons put forth by Republican Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy” or “after consultation with the minority member, as is required by the authorizing resolution,” the complaint states.
Unauthorized committees do not legally yield Congressional subpoena power or authority to conduct business at all, “particularly significant where a person’s fundamental rights are involved,” Alexander’s legal team argues.
While the invalid committee claims it is merely gathering evidence to prevent incidences like January 6 from happening in the future, the sham panel is clearly coordinating to incriminate, entrap and incarcerate its witnesses with a sweeping “fishing expedition” into their personal lives, the complaint asserts.
According to HR 503, the goal of the select committee is to “identify, review and evaluate” the cause and lessons from January 6 in order to develop “recommendations to prevent future acts of violence” or January 6-like events from occurring in the future.
Yet, former White House Chief of Staff Meadow faces criminal contempt charges for refusing to continue to comply with the probe after hours of deposition and turning over thousands of pages of records. The select committee went so far as to tamper with the evidence it’s already acquired by doctoring Meadows text messages to frame him and GOP members of Congress with conspiring and “insurrection.”
Facing a prison sentence for refusal to comply, Alexander endured an 8-hour interrogation by the Select Committee on December 9. Like Meadows, the grassroots organizer could face
Leading up to his deposition, Alexander turned over thousands of pages of records detailing his interactions following the 2020 presidential election, but he redacted the identities of the individuals he corresponded with.
The committee is using the unconstitutional Verizon subpoena to circumvent the redaction “and hence, lead to harassment of those individuals by the Committee with additional subpoena to testify or produce records.”
The subpoena issued for Alexander’s Verizon phone records “seeks private data used to track an individual person’s communications and location, information that would bear on an investigation into that individual, not on potential legislation to be passed by Congress,” the complaint states. “Witnesses are treated as targets and receive no notice from the Select Committee or many of these services that hundreds of Americans used to participate in both commerce and the marketplace of ideas.”
The select committee is even scouring through data it subpoenaed from social media companies and banking institutions to incriminate individuals that may have disseminated 2020 election “misinformation” and bring charges against its witnesses.
In addition to subpoenaing Verizon and other telecommunication services, the select committee has issued subpoenas to social media companies including Facebook, Reddit, Twitter and YouTube and major banking corporations to verify all actions taken against “misinformation” and “violent domestic extremism” surrounding the 2020 election, the complaint notes.
The select committee has secretly seized the cell phone records of at least 100 other private citizens and several Republican members of Congress are now subject to its probe including
Reps. Lauren Boebert, Andy Biggs, Mo Brooks, Madison Cawthorn, Marjorie Taylor Green, Matt Gaetz, Louie Gohmert, Paul Gosar, Jody Hice, Scott Perry, and Jim Jordan, who was expelled from the select committee by Pelosi.
As a result of the select committee’s extended investigation into Alexander’s work, the GOP strategist has experienced financial loss. His former clients and associates distance themselves out of him for fear of being touched by the probe and face exorbitant legal fees.
If a judge does not bar Pelosi’s unauthorized committee from its unconstitutional subpoena power, the private records of conservatives across the nation would ultimately be cataloged and weaponized by the hyper-partisan panel, Alexander’s attorney’s caution.
“Select Committee’s Subpoena will yield data that will be used to populate a massive database of the personal friends and political associates of not just Plaintiffs, but everyone who has had any connection with the belief in election integrity, government skepticism, other political associations or vendors who worked with Plaintiff,” the complaint states. “The billions of data points yielded can recreate not just intimate relationships, but also locations and movements, creating a virtual CAT-scan of the Select Committee’s political opposition, likely including even their own colleagues in the House of Representatives.
“Not only does this chill communication among these friends and political associates, it builds an opposition research file for the 2022 election cycle for the single party that mans, staffs, and controls the Select Committee.”
Former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, conservative attorney John Eastman, four Trump campaign operatives, and an independent photojournalist are all suing Pelosi’s Committee for subpoenaing the telecommunication services for their phone records and private correspondence.