Congress investigating Parler’s ties to Russia -- and Trump -- following Capitol insurrection
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The House Committee on Oversight and Reform is seeking information from the social networking site Parler following the January 6th insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.

"Since the attacks, numerous Parler users have been arrested and charged for their roles, with the Department of Justice citing in several instances the threats that individuals made through Parler in the days leading up to and following the attack," wrote Chairwoman Carolyn Maloney (D-NY). "Individuals with ties to the January 6 assault should not—and must not—be allowed to hide behind the veil of anonymity provided by shell companies."

The letter noted Parler has been hosted by a Russian company, DDos-Guard, after being kicked off Amazon. The letter says DDos-Guard "has ties to the Russian government and counts the Russian Ministry of Defense as one of its clients."

The letter also notes reports the Trump Organization negotiated for a 40% stake in Parler.

The committee is seeking a list of all individuals and entities with ownership interest in Parler, a list of creditors, and all agreements with Russian individuals or companies.

The letter requests the company produces the documents by February 22nd.