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News Tech: WASHINGTON, Aug 24 (Reuters) – Republican U.S. congressman Scott Perry of Pennsylvania, an ally of former President Donald Trump, has sued the Justice Department in a bid to stop investigators from searching the contents of his cellphone after it was seized this month.

The Justice Department has not explained its reason for seizing the device, but it appears to have been linked to its investigation into the Jan. 6, 2021, U.S. Capitol attack by Trump supporters and efforts by the former president’s allies to overturn his 2020 election loss to President Joe Biden.

Perry, who has helped spread Trump’s false claims that the 2020 election was stolen from him through widespread voting fraud, was vacationing with his family on Aug. 9 when three FBI agents approached him with a search warrant to seize his cellphone.

Perry’s actions are being investigated separately by the U.S. House of Representatives committee looking into the Jan. 6 events.

Perry was in contact with Trump White House officials in the weeks before the Capitol attack that sought to prevent Congress from certifying the election results. During a congressional hearing in June, lawmakers heard testimony from a witness that Perry sought a pardon from Trump before he left office. The congressman has denied making such a request.

RegisterReporting by Sarah N. Lynch; Editing by Will Dunham Source: Reuters Trust Principles.

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