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The FBI searched the home of an Alaskan couple who they said had Nancy Pelosi’s missing laptop.
Marilyn Hueper said the FBI believed she was a woman pictured inside the Capitol building.
Pelosi’s laptop was stolen in the attack on the Capitol in January.
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An Alaskan couple said the FBI searched their home for the laptop computer of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi in a mistaken identity case.
Pelosi’s laptop was stolen in the U.S. Capitol Uprising on Jan.6, when rioters supporting Trump stormed the building and ransacked lawmakers’ offices.
Marilyn Hueper told local media that she and her husband Paul Hueper were in DC on January 6 and attended then-President Donald Trump’s rally near the White House, but did not enter the Capitol.
In a Facebook post, Marilyn Hueper said the federal government broke into her home on the morning of April 28, dragging her out of bed, handcuffing her and separating her from her husband. She said officers also seized their phones and laptops.
Paul Hueper told Alaska radio station KSRM that officers also handcuffed two guests who were staying with them.
“So I think almost from the start they were like, ‘Well, you probably know why we’re here,’ or something,” Marilyn Hueper told KSRM, adding that she replied, “No really.”
She continued, “And they said, ‘Well, we’re here for Nancy Pelosi’s laptop.’ And I said, ‘Oh.’ “
In the interview with KSRM, the couple said they posted a photo on social media of Marilyn Hueper on the steps of the Capitol and that the FBI mistook her for a woman who was pictured inside the building. Paul Hueper told the station that they stayed about 100 meters from the front of the building.
Marilyn Hueper said there were several key differences between her and the woman the FBI wanted – namely that the suspect’s hair was darker, his eyebrows arched and his earlobes detached.
“Not to mention that she was wearing an ugly black sweater with white snowflakes on it !! I would have to pay a lot of money to wear a sweater, let alone an ugly one…” she wrote on Facebook.
The FBI’s Anchorage office did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment, but an FBI spokesperson confirmed to The Anchorage Daily News that agents “were carrying out law enforcement activity authorized by the court at the place you have described ”.
According to the newspaper, the couple have not been arrested or charged, and federal court records show no charges against either of the Huepers.
In January, authorities arrested a 22-year-old woman on allegations of theft of Pelosi’s laptop and conspiracy to sell it to Russia. Pelosi’s deputy chief of staff Drew Hammill previously said the laptop was “only used for presentations.”
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