The House Select Committee on January 6 sent letters to 35 tech and telecom companies this week, asking them to preserve records on specific individuals who may be relevant to their investigation on the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol. The request has already spurred backlash from Republican lawmakers, including House minority leader Kevin McCarthy, who accused the committee of asking companies to violate federal law and vowed that a "Republican majority would not forget" companies that comply with the request. McCarthy did not specify what law the companies would be violating.
Tim Mulvey, a spokesperson for the committee, supplied Protocol with a full list of companies that received the letter, along with the letters themselves. "Records to be preserved are those associated with a long list of names that was sent separately to the companies," Mulvey said. "We're not making that list public, out of respect for the individuals' privacy."
CNN and others previously reported that Verizon Wireless, AT&T, T-Mobile, US Cellular, Sprint, Apple, Google, Facebook, Signal, Slack, YouTube, Twitch and Twitter were on the list. The list also includes the likes of Microsoft, Reddit and Snap, as well as right-leaning platforms Gab, Parler and Rumble. This is in addition to a separate batch of data requests the committee sent to 15 tech companies last week.
The full list is below, including links to the letters they received: