Syndicated Via National File| GABRIEL KEANE|
Couple interrogated at gunpoint for over two and a half hours without being read their rights or shown a search warrant after no-knock raid
An Alaska couple were rudely awakened on Wednesday April 28 when an armed FBI squad broke down their door and stormed their house while they were still asleep, handcuffing the couple at gunpoint and interrogating them for over two and a half hours while refusing to provide a search warrant.
Inn & Spa owners Paul and Marilyn Hueper had their front door broken down at approximately 9 a.m. without warning, though FBI agents claimed they had knocked on the door twice.
Speaking during an interview with local radio outlet KSRM-AM, Marilyn Hueper said the armed FBI team, consisting of at least a dozen agents, was in search of a laptop belonging to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) that disappeared during the January 6 Capitol protests. The Huepers say they never entered the Capitol, or even come within a hundred yards of the premises.
“It was a little alarming when I turned around the corner,” Paul said, describing a scene where at least seven firearms were trained on him and his wife. “The first thing they did was start barking out commandments.”
“We sat there really for the first hour, not knowing what’s going on,” Paul added. “They never offered for us to be comfortable. It was very harshly done.”
The agents ransacked the house after leaving a large hole in the front door, and confiscated multiple laptops and cellphones.
“So I think almost right off the bat, they said, ‘Well, you probably know why we’re here.’ Or something like that,” Marilyn said. “It’s like, yeah, no, not really. And they said, ‘Well, we’re here for Nancy Pelosi’s laptop.’ And I said, ‘Oh.’ ”
The couple was separated by the agents and Paul Hueper’s request to be shown a search warrant was denied for over two and a half hours. Marilyn was told when she asked to see a warrant that she would “get to see it later,” and she was then accused of being a woman seen in photographs inside the Capitol.
Marilyn said she does not look like the woman seen in the photographs, and that despite trying to remain calm and respectful she couldn’t help but laugh at the agents’ bizarre allegations.
The Alaska Watchman reports that “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.”
“We were just out vacationing, and there were cheap tickets to our vacation spot, so we decided hey, we’ve never been to a rally, let’s go to a rally. Let’s hear Trump speak,” Marilyn Hueper said of the couple’s trip to D.C.
Joe Biden’s Justice Department, the FBI, and other law enforcement organizations have launched zealous manhunts for men and women who attended January 6 Stop the Steal protests, while largely ignoring the myriad violent and insurrectionist crimes perpetrated by Black Lives Matter and Antifa rioters in 2020.