January 6 Committee Witnesses Ali Alexander, Mark Meadows Take Legal Stand Against Cell Phone Subpoenas
Hours after the world watched Joe Biden declare victory in swing states amid the precipitous, incalculable, and unprecedented influx of unverifiable mail-in-ballots, conservative activist Ali Alexander launched a nationwide effort to Stop the Steal.
Millions of absentee ballots poured in at 3 am in key swing states, overwhelmingly for the Democrat candidate – a statistical impossibility.
For weeks after Election Day, a historic number of illegitimate absentee ballots continued to flood in.
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Refusing to idly stand by and watch the US electoral system collapse, Trump supporters demanded justice as Stop the Steal rallies swept the nation.
Unlike the dangerous havoc and violence wreaked by Black Lives Matter and Antifa terrorists throughout the summer of 2020, not a single incident of arson, looting, or robbery occurred at the dozens of Stop the Steal rallies between November and January.
The Democrat establishment and its newly installed lawmakers were unsatisfied with successfully hijacking the election results. Immediately after seizing power, the Biden regime prioritized making an example of its political opponents and those daring to expose its illegitimacy.
Democrat leadership propagated a conspiracy theory claiming Stop the Steal and the Trump White House coordinated an “insurrection” on January 6.
After making a fortune peddling false hopes to liberals with Trump-Russia Hoax and promising that the Mueller investigation would take down President Donald J. Trump, the mainstream media and Twitter trolls launched a smear campaign claiming Meadows, then-White House Chief of Staff, coordinated with Stop the Steal to plot a coup.
That’s all debunked now.
Alexander was issued a subpoena by Nancy Pelosi’s House Select Committee to detail his involvement in the Capitol Hill “riot” and threatened with a prison sentence upon refusal to comply.
Last week, the now deplatformed activist endured an eight-hour interrogation by the select committee.
Ali Alexander endured 8 hours of grueling questioning by the J6 Committee. He was steadfast courageous and conducted himself with honor. The truth is his greatest defense— having two awesome lawyers at your side does not hurt either. 😉#ALIisINNOCENT 🇺🇸👊🏽pic.twitter.com/jOI6Q5ZJhH
— Joseph D. McBride, Esq. (@McBrideLawNYC) December 10, 2021
In the deposition, Alexander provided testimony and video evidence confirming he peacefully protested on January 6, as he had done at the three other Stop the Steal rallies he attended in Washington, D.C. weeks prior, and never engaged in violence, vandalism, or trespassing.
He is seen alongside Alex Jones in footage recorded during the riot trying to quell violence and urging demonstrators to uphold law and order.
But facts are not stopping the hyper-partisan select committee from pursuing another totalitarian political witch hunt.
In a desperate attempt to frame its targets, the select committee has subpoenaed cell phone carriers to release the phone records of Alexander, Republican members of Congress, and over a hundred private citizens.
Keep in mind, this isn’t a subpoena issued by a court, but a subpoena issued by Nancy Pelosi and her partisan subordinates.
Worse, it sweeps up all interactions with these individuals over a 90- to 120-day period.
Alexander and Meadows have already provided the select committee with relevant cell phone records and complied with the probe into their lives.
But during a December 7 deposition of Meadows, the sham panel overreached, disregarding executive privilege and the separation of powers.
“We agreed to provide thousands of pages of responsive documents and Mr. Meadows was willing to appear voluntarily, not under compulsion of the Select Committee’s subpoena to him, for a deposition to answer questions about non-privileged matters. Now actions by the Select Committee have made such an appearance untenable,” Meadows’ attorney George J. Terwilliger II stated in a letter to the select committee.
“In short, we now have every indication from the information supplied to us last Friday – upon which Mr. Meadows could expect to be questioned – that the Select Committee has no intention of respecting boundaries concerning Executive Privilege,” Terwilliger wrote. “As a result of careful and deliberate consideration of these, we now must decline the opportunity to appear voluntarily for a deposition.”
The following day, the select committee moved forward with criminal contempt charges against Meadows for refusing to continue to comply, prompting him to sue Pelosi and the sham select committee.
Meadows argues in the 43-page complaint that the select committee is unconstitutionally assembled, defies House Rules, and contends the two subpoenas issued to him by the sham panel are “overly broad and unduly burdensome.”
The complaint extensively outlines the unconstitutionality of the select committee’s subpoena of Verizon. The congressional panel’s sweeping acquisition of personal correspondence undermines civil liberties. If allowed to stand, it sets a dangerous precedent paving the way for elected officials to spy on all Americans.
In response to the complaint filed by Meadows, the select committee retaliated against Meadows in a Monday night hearing presenting and reading aloud doctored text messages allegedly exchanged between Meadows, Fox News hosts, Donald Trump Jr., and members of Congress.
In one text exchange, Rep. Jim Jordan appears to advise Meadows to convince former Vice President Mike Pence to overturn the 2020 presidential election results. Yet, Rep. Adam Schiff misrepresented the substance of the text message and its source and even doctored original text messages.
While Alexander will continue complying with the select committee, the Verizon subpoena is a step too far and a violation of the Stored Communications Act as well as the First and Fourth Amendments, Alexander’s attorney Paul Kamenar contends.
Kamenar is requesting Verizon abstain from providing the select committee with Alexander’s phone records until a judge provides a verdict on Meadows’ case.
“We have complied with the committee, giving them responsive documents while volunteering others that may be relevant to their inquiry. We’ve also provided testimony about the documents and answered the questions the committee had,” Kamenar told American Spectator. “However, the select committee’s powers aren’t unlimited and demanding that third parties provide Mr. Alexander’s phone records data, without an opportunity to object or protect privileged data, appears unconstitutional.”
While the select committee will find no incriminating evidence in Alexander’s records, the Constitution does not provide for a fishing expedition, Kamenar asserts.
“This exceeds the legal authority of this committee. Again, Mr. Alexander complied by submitting hundreds of documents and testifying for eight hours and understands they have a job to do,” he said. “Mr. Alexander has a job to do as well, and that is to protect the constitutional and civil liberties he started a movement around.”
Additional testimony from Alexander is unnecessary in light of the overwhelming evidence he already presented to the select committee proving he never took part in law-breaking activity during the riot, Kamenar added.
The committee’s eight-hour interrogation of Alexander during deposition was “inquisitorial and hostile,” but he “was very forthcoming with the committee,” he said. “They treated it more like a federal prosecutor would, and one questioner was a former federal prosecutor.”
Contrary to reports disseminated by the mainstream media, Alexander and Meadows have not been in communication with one another and at no point coordinated Stop the Steal, Kamenar maintains.
Alexander doesn’t recall any interactions between his Stop the Steal group and Mark Meadows, and “certainly none between himself and the chief of staff that he can recall,” he said.
While numerous cell phone providers have been subpoenaed to provide records to the select committee, Verizon is the only company notifying targets of the probe about the acquisition of their data and private correspondences. It’s unclear whether other providers are complying with the subpoenas.
The subpoena demands cell phone records detailing every interaction the targeted individual has engaged in from November 2020 – three months prior to January 6 – to the end of January 2021.
The select committee has seized the cell phone records of at least 100 other private citizens and several Republican members of Congress who it has subpoenaed for deposition. The GOP members subject to the January 6 probe include Reps. Lauren Boebert, Andy Biggs, Mo Brooks, Madison Cawthorn, Marjorie Taylor Green, Louie Gohmert, Jody Hice and Jim Jordan, who was expelled from the select committee by Pelosi.
Alexander may suit file a lawsuit against the select committee’s overreaching attempt to spy on his personal correspondences and phone records or join the complaint Meadows filed on Tuesday to block the invasive probe.