Arizona GOP Chair Kelli Ward asks Supreme Courtroom to dam launch of cellphone information to Jan. 6 committee

Arizona Republican Occasion Chair Kelli Ward requested the Supreme Courtroom on Wednesday to stop her cellphone information from being disclosed to the congressional committee investigating the Jan. 6 riot.

The state GOP chair and her husband, Michael Ward, have been amongst 14 of 84 so-called alternate electors subpoenaed earlier this 12 months by the Home Jan. 6 committee, citing their affiliation with bogus paperwork claiming that then-President Donald Trump had received the 2020 election of their states.

Decrease courts, together with the San Francisco-based ninth U.S. Circuit Courtroom of Appeals, rejected Ward’s arguments that the subpoena issued by the committee needs to be blocked.

The couple, who’re each medical doctors, was subpoenaed and have argued amongst different issues that disclosing their information would violate medical privateness legal guidelines. The committee is at the moment solely pursuing Kelli Ward’s information. On the Supreme Courtroom, Ward argued the subpoena violates her proper to freedom of affiliation below the Structure’s First Modification.

Arizona Senate candidate Kelli Ward attends the Conservative Political Motion Convention in Oxon Hill, Md., on February 22, 2018.Tom Williams / CQ-Roll Name by way of Getty Photos

“If Dr. Ward’s phone and textual content message information are disclosed, congressional investigators are going to contact each one who communicated together with her throughout and instantly after the tumult of the 2020 election. That’s not hypothesis, it’s a certainty,” the {couples}’ legal professionals wrote in court docket papers.

The subpoena focuses on a T-Cellular cellphone account linked with Ward. It seeks info together with all cellphone numbers, IP addresses or units that had any communication with the cellphone within the aftermath of the 2020 presidential election.

The Wards’ case reaches the Supreme Courtroom because the justices are weighing a separate emergency utility introduced by Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., in search of to dam a subpoena demanding his testimony in a Georgia prosecutor’s investigation into alleged 2020 election interference.

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