Rep. Jim Banks, R-Ind., led a letter with 4 of his Home Republican colleagues to FBI Director Christopher Wray citing the report and requesting the “similar briefing” their colleagues reportedly had acquired.
“We respectfully request the identical briefing,” Banks wrote alongside his fellow Republican Reps. Rodney Davis of Illinois, Jim Jordan of Ohio, Kelly Armstrong of North Dakota and Troy Nehls of Texas.
“If there has not been a briefing to lawmakers, we respectfully request to obtain a briefing on the standing of the investigation,” the group continued, giving the FBI a deadline of Sept. 25 to offer a briefing.
In a Friday assertion to Fox Information, Banks mentioned that the “credible reports” illustrated that “the FBI discovered the January 6 assault wasn’t centrally coordinated.”
“However Home Democrats nonetheless say they believe Republicans plotted an rebellion, and that’s why they need to seize our personal communications,” Banks continued.
The congressman known as on Wray to “affirm to Congress what everybody already is aware of — that there isn’t a substance behind Democrats’ efforts to smash 230 years of Congressional precedent and spy on their colleagues.”
“This has by no means occurred in America, nevertheless it’s occurred in different so-called democracies,” Banks mentioned. “We all know the place this leads. If Home Democrats can listen in on their colleagues’ personal knowledge, there’s no restrict on what they’ll do to you.”
The letter comes after the choose committee on the Capitol riot issued subpoenas to acquire lawmakers’ knowledge in regard to the riot.
Republicans have pushed again on the subpoenas, with Rep. Andy Biggs, R-Ariz., sending a letter to 13 telecommunication corporations warning of authorized repercussions ought to they hand over the info.
The FBI didn’t instantly reply to Fox Information’ request for remark.
Houston Keene is a reporter for Fox Information Digital. You could find him on Twitter at @HoustonKeene.