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Opinion Scott Perry’s phone was seized. Here’s what that tells us.

Rep. Scott Perry's phone was seized less than a day after the FBI executed a search warrant at Mar-a-Lago. Peter Bergen: Seizage indicates level of probable cause the DOJ possesses as to the false-elector scheme. He says the seizure is an unusual step, given concerns about congressional protection under the Constitution’s “speech and debate” clause. Bergen says the GOP will go berserk about congressional rights; it's not clear voters will be sympathetic in the run-up to the midterms in the U.S. Bergen adds that this should be a wake-up call to the Department of Justice's view of the events of Jan. 6 and the DOJ will not be intimidated or deterred.

Republicans seem bent on turning the upcoming elections into a referendum on whether Trump and conspirators can be held accountable for alleged crimes.