ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) – Federal agents are searching a boutique resort in Homer, Alaska, saying they are looking for a laptop stolen from the office of State Speaker Nancy Pelosi during a January 6 riot in the US Capitol. The owners of Homer Inn և Spa said:
Agents confiscated laptops and cell phones on Wednesday, said owner Marilyn Hooper. Her cell phone belonging to her husband, Paul Hooper, was also subjected to forensic examination but was not confiscated, she said.
Marilyn Hooper says agents say there is evidence that she was inside the Capitol during the uprising. something he denies. No arrests were made on Wednesday.
On the day of the uprising, the couple attended a rally of then-President Donald Trump in Washington, but denied entering the Capitol.
When agents arrived at their resorts on Wednesday, he said agents said he probably knew why they were there.
“I was like, ‘Yes, no, really,'” he told KSRM Kenai. The Huepers did not immediately return the message. The Associated Press left the sanatorium phone on Friday.
“And they said, ‘Well, we’re here for Nancy Pelosi’s laptop.’ And I said. “Oh oh, so it was stolen, և it’s free, it’s good to know. “I thought maybe it was just a conspiracy theory, so thank you to Intel,” he said.
Pelosi Deputy Chief of Staff Drew Hamill confirmed on January 8 that the laptop had been taken from the conference room, but said it was “a laptop used only for presentations.”
Agents then asked her who she worked with, said Marilyn Hooper. He replied, laughing, and then apologizing to the agent. “I do not mean to be dishonored or to laugh, but this is really surreal, strange,” he told the radio station.
Chloe Martin, spokeswoman for the FBI’s Anchorage Field Office, confirmed that the agents were law enforcement officers at the Homer Inn և Spa.
“While individuals are free to talk about their interactions with the FBI, we do not, as a practice, discuss or describe any communication we have or presumably have with individuals,” he said in a letter to the AP on Friday. “At the moment, we cannot discuss the details until it reaches the public sphere.”
Paul Hueper said he photographed his wife climbing the steps of the Capitol on January 6, but they were not more than 100 yards (91 meters) from the entrance to the building. He posted the photo on Instagram.
He said agents said there was a video of him in the building, but Marilyn Hooper insisted it was a case of misidentification.
Agents showed photos of the woman wearing a Colombian black coat with white letters on her left shoulder, the same as she was wearing.
“That’s where the similarities ended,” he told the station. The woman was wearing a sweater that Marilyn Hooper insisted she would never have, she said, attaching earplugs.
“This chicken seems to have cut off ear canals, which makes me jealous,” Marilyn Hooper said of the woman on screen. “I’ve always wanted separate earplugs.”
Homer is located about 120 miles (193 kilometers) southwest of Anchorage.