The House select committee investigating the January 6th attack on the U.S. Capitol will seek electronic communications records of several hundred people, including members of Congress, according to the committee chair Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-Miss.).
According to CNN, which was first to report on the committee’s planning, the notices to telecom and social media companies requesting they preserve relevant documents are set to go out as soon as next week.
Thompson, who declined to name the companies or the lawmakers, said the panel will seek records phone, text and email records belonging to “several hundred people” and that the letters would request voluntary compliance and not include subpoenas yet.
“We have quite an exhaustive list of people. I won’t give you the names (of the companies). But, you know, in terms of telecom companies, they’re the ones that pretty much you already know, maybe the networks, the social media platforms,