FBI raids Trumpist County Clerk’s home in investigation into leaked voting system passwords [Updated]

The FBI joined state and local authorities in yesterday’s search of the homes of Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters and several associates as law enforcement continued to investigate a breach of the law. security of the voting machine in Peters’ office.

“The FBI carried out a court-ordered search of Peters’ home in Mesa County early Tuesday morning, leaving her” terrified, “Peters said Tuesday evening in an appearance on Lindell Television, an online channel run by MyPillow CEO Mike Lindell, a Trump supporter and supporter of the discredited allegations about the theft of the 2020 election, “Colorado Politics reported yesterday.

Colorado Politics wrote that federal, state and local authorities raided the homes of “Peters and three of his associates on Tuesday as part of an investigation into charges that an elected official was involved in security breaches in the voting machine “.

“We have today performed four federally authorized operations to collect evidence as part of the investigation into the Mesa County Clerk and Recorder Office,” the Mesa County District Attorney said, Dan Rubinstein, at the news site. “We did this with the help of the 21st Judicial District Attorney’s Office, the Attorney General’s Office, and the FBI.”

We contacted Rubinstein, the FBI, and the Colorado Attorney General’s Office today and will update this article if we get more information about the raids and the investigation.

(Update, 5:05 p.m. EST: We received a statement from the Mesa County government, which said: “On the morning of November 16, the FBI carried out federally authorized law enforcement actions in connection with potential criminal activity. by employees of the Mesa County Clerk and Recorder Office and others associated with such employees. The activity occurred in Mesa and Garfield counties at four separate locations. Investigators from the 21st Judicial District Attorney’s Office (Mesa County, Colorado) and the Colorado Attorney General’s Office were involved in the operations. No arrests have been made, and the operations are linked to ongoing investigations. By order of a federal court, all documents relating to these transactions are sealed. “)

“The FBI raided my home”

“The FBI raided my home at 6 am this morning, accusing me of committing a crime,” Peters reportedly said on the Lindell channel. “And they ransacked the homes of my friends, mostly older women. I was terrified.” Peters reportedly said the search of his home lasted about three hours, his phone and other electronics were confiscated, and law enforcement officers conducting the raid “really looked like they were in. a combat zone – soldiers with automatic weapons and combat equipment. “

“She added that authorities” used a ram “to destroy the front door of a friend’s house,” Colorado Politics wrote.

The FBI confirmed in August that he had joined the criminal investigation into the security breach and was working with Mesa County prosecutors on the case.

One of the houses searched yesterday is believed to belong to Sherronna Bishop, a Peters supporter who previously served as campaign manager for Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colo.). Bishop’s support for the far-right group Proud Boys apparently enabled him to sacked of the Boebert campaign last year.

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