Sen. Dan Sullivan today wrote that he was concerned about the FBI raid on the home of a couple in Homer, Alaska. On his official Facebook page, he urged people to not jump to conclusions and to remember that law enforcement agents have a tough job.
That said, Sullivan wrote, “the FBI and Department of Justice have enormous power over American citizens, and unfortunately, Alaska has a history of overzealous federal agency actions. For example, the illegal and corrupt prosecution of U.S. Senator Ted Stevens remains a source of distrust between federal agents and the Alaskan people,” Sullivan said.
“As part of the U.S. Senate’s oversight responsibilities, I will be asking FBI Director Christopher Wray and the special agent in charge of the Alaska field office about the recent federal law enforcement actions in Homer, and if these actions infringed upon the civil liberties of the Alaskans involved,” he said.
On April 28, Paul and Marilyn Hueper and two of their houseguests were handcuffed and interrogated after FBI agents, Capitol Police, and other unknown law enforcement agents busted down the door to the Hueper’s home, searching for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s laptop. The Hueper’s believe it was a case of mistaken identity. Although they went to the Trump rally on Jan. 6 in Washington, D.C., they maintain that their actions were legal and they did not enter the Capitol, as they were accused of doing by the agents.
According to Marilyn Hueper, the search warrant was not produced until long after the agents had violated the sanctity of their home, searching through Marilyn’s wardrobe for clothing that matches that of a person of interest.
Paul Hueper said he took a photo of his wife walking up the Capitol steps on Jan. 6, but they were no closer than 100 yards (91 meters) from the building entrance itself. He posted that photo on Instagram, and from the back, the hair and coat are similar to that of the woman the FBI are apparently seeking.