Did Agents Raid Home of Wrong Woman over Jan. 6 Riot? Maybe.

The Justice Department's massive prosecution of those who stormed the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 has not been without its problems, including potential instances of mistaken identity.

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FILE - In this Jan 6, 2021, file photo, U.S. Capitol Police try to hold back rioters outside the east doors to the House side of the U.S. Capitol. The volume of people inside the Capitol building, along with the lack of arrests made at the time of the riot, has made it difficult to identify people, even with the glut of social media evidence. Federal agents have dug through thousands of social media posts, used sweeping warrants to obtain information on cellphones in the area of the Capitol, facial recognition tools and logs of devices that logged into the congressional WiFi during the riot to try to identify the hundreds of people who stormed the Capitol. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
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ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — A U.S. Capitol Police officer traveled thousands of miles to Homer, Alaska, for an FBI raid on a woman’s home, looking for something stolen during the Jan. 6 insurrection and the person who took it. “We’re looking for Nancy Pelosi’s laptop,” the agents told Marilyn Hueper after briefly handcuffing her. Hueper shot back: “That still doesn’t explain why you’re in my home. Or in Homer, Alaska.” They would walk out with…

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