Armed FBI agents reportedly broke down the door of an Alaska couple as they slept in their beds and accosted them with guns drawn, demanding that they turn over House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s laptop.
The couple had, like tens of thousands of other patriotic Americans, attended President Trump’s January 6th rally in Washington DC. And like the vast majority of those in attendance, they did not enter the Capitol building.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Alaska couple asleep when armed FBI agents break down door. Emerge from bedroom, seven guns pointed at them. Why? Attended 1/6 Trump rally; insist never got closer than 100 yards to Capitol. Agents don't believe; say 'We're here for Nancy Pelosi's laptop.' <a href="https://t.co/VRaFBLB3FH">https://t.co/VRaFBLB3FH</a></p>— Byron York (@ByronYork) <a href="https://twitter.com/ByronYork/status/1388193993100603394?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">April 30, 2021</a></blockquote> <script async src="https://platform.twitter.com/widgets.js" charset="utf-8"></script>
The FBI, however, is apparently working under the misguided and dangerous belief that simply attending a Trump rally is suspicious, insurrectionist behavior. This is a slippery slope, and it is horrifying.
FROM THE ALASKA WATCHMAN
Paul and Marilyn Hueper, owners of Homer Inn & Spa, woke with a start at 9 a.m. April 28 when a dozen armed FBI agents kicked down their front door in an investigation associated with Rep. Nancy Pelosi’s stolen laptop, which was taken during the Jan. 6 siege of the nation’s Capitol. Speaking April 29 to Kenai-based radio host Bob Bird of the Bird’s Eye View, Paul recalled that he was alarmed and shocked to come out of his bedroom with seven guns pointing at him and his wife. “It was a little alarming when I turned around the corner,” Paul said. “The first thing they did was start barking out commandments.” Ultimately, the couple was handcuffed and interrogated for the better part of three hours before being released. In the end, it was a case of mistaken identity. The Huepers were in D.C. for the rally with President Trump, but they never came close to entering the Capitol, and certainly never took Pelosi’s laptop.
Apparently, the FBI went off half-cocked because Marilyn Hueper was wearing the same coat as some other woman who had entered the Capitol. Other than the coat, the two women look nothing alike (via Alaska Watchman).
These are our crack federal law enforcement agents at work. What a shameful disgrace.
The Alaska Watchman continues:
Paul said the agents ransacked the house and left a huge hole in his front door, which they offered to replace.
. . . . The Huepers were in D.C. but only to “peacefully protest.”
“That’s what we were there for,” he said, adding that they never broke any laws. In fact, Paul said they never entered the Capitol building and were “at most a hundred yards away” from the entrance.
Agents showed Paul a photo of the woman who did enter the Capitol and asked if that was his wife. “They had the same coat on,” he told Bird, but said the face of the woman was quite different from his wife’s. “My wife is much better looking than that,” he said.
While separated from her husband, Marilyn was told why the agents were at their home.
“They said, ‘We’re here for Nancy Pelosi’s laptop,” she recalled. “So, I guess it was stolen and it is still at large.”
The agents then claimed that they had positively identified Marilyn as being in the Capitol building and that they wanted to know who she was working with.
. . . . When repeatedly told she was the woman in the photo, Marilyn responded by saying “I would like to know how I split myself into two locations because I didn’t know I had this power.”
The first photo agents showed her was very fuzzy and depicted a woman wearing a similar coat with a similar hairstyle. They then showed her a photo of the woman’s face.
She told them, “Oh that’s obviously not me. Why didn’t you show me that photo to start with?” The woman in the photo has detached earlobes – Marilyn’s are attached, she said. Plus, the woman was wearing a sweater that Marilyn said, “You couldn’t pay me to wear.”
The agents suggested that she was lying and not cooperating, she told Bird.
At no point was the couple read their Miranda rights or charged with any crime, and the agents left after three hours without offering an apology. They also took Marilyn’s phones and laptop, she said.
At some point, this madness has to stop. Simply attending a sitting president’s rally is not a crime, federal or otherwise, but this government’s Trump derangement is completely out of control.
Actually, let me amend that, none of this is about Trump, per se. What it’s really about is silencing and terrifying through government power any non-woke American who refuses to toe the regressive socialist ideological line.