Agents of the federal government raided an Alaska woman’s home and “boutique hotel and spa” last week looking for Nancy Pelosi’s laptop, stolen during the January 6th riot at the United States Capitol, but the woman says it is a case of mistaken identity.
“Marilyn Hueper, who with her husband owns the Homer Inn & Spa in Homer, Alaska, said federal agents broke down the door of their home and confiscated laptop computers and a cellphone and handcuffed them and their guests during the search,” according to Fox News, quoting a local Anchorage, Alaska, paper.
Hueper said that the FBI conducted the search with the help of a Capitol police officer and that the agents “forensically audited” her husband’s cell phone. She also says that while agents claimed that no one answered when they knocked before entering her home, which doubles as a bed and breakfast, Hueper claims the search party never knocked.
“I think almost right off the bat, they said, ‘Well, you probably know why we’re here,’ or something like that. It’s like, yeah, no, not really. And they said, ‘Well, we’re here for Nancy Pelosi’s laptop.’ And I said, ‘Oh,’” Hueper reportedly told a local radio station.
The agents then showed Hueper a photo of a woman they claimed was inside the United States Capitol and may have Nancy Pelosi’s laptop. The woman, Hueper said, looked “remarkably” like her, but told the agents that, while she attended the rally outside the U.S. Capitol building, she never went inside. Instead, she and her husband, who attended the rally “on a whim” were “lost, eating hot dogs at the other end of the Mall,” when the rioters entered the building.
“I’m like, ‘Wait a minute. Is that her? That’s clearly not me. Why did you not show me this to start with?’” Hueper said in her interview.
“I don’t mean to be disrespectful and laughing, but this is really surreal and strange,” Hueper said she told agents. “I still think it’s funny that they want to take me as someone who was actually there [at the Capitol riot], instead of lost, eating hot dogs at the other end of the Mall.”
She did say she appreciated knowing that Pelosi’s laptop was really missing and that the search was not part of a “conspiracy theory.”
“I said, ‘Oh, so it was stolen and it’s at large, good to know. I thought maybe it was just conspiracy theory, so thanks for the intel,’” Hueper related to the radio station.
As The Daily Wire previously reported, Nancy Pelosi’s laptop, which staff said was “used only for presentations,” disappeared during the January 6th melee, is still reportedly missing, though a woman was arrested in connection with its theft back in January, just two weeks after the incident.
“The FBI released a document late Sunday saying they were pursuing [Riley June] Williams after a ‘former romantic partner’ called the agency’s tipline to report that they recognized Williams from social media footage of the Capitol attack and that they believed Williams had stolen a device from Pelosi’s office, which she planned to sell to the Russians through a contact,” the Daily Wire noted in January. “The source told the FBI that Williams’ plans had fallen through and that she was possibly planning to destroy the device.”