The Democratic Norm Breakers

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Representative Bennie Thompson delivers opening remarks at the first hearing of the committee investigating the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., July 27.

Photo: Chip Somodevilla – Pool Via Cnp/Zuma Press

Critics feared that Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s probe of the Jan. 6 Capitol riot would be partisan, and the latest proof are subpoenas for the private phone records of House Republicans. This is a violation of political norms that Democrats will come to regret.

Bennie Thompson (D., Miss.), chair of the House special committee, sent letters Monday to 35 companies, from AT&T to Facebook to Parler, asking them to preserve information about account holders charged with crimes related to, or “potentially involved with discussions” in planning, the Jan. 6 riot. The companies are requested to preserve emails, and voice, text and direct messages in preparation for subpoenas to come.

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