November 22, 2021
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On the heels of a new report from DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz saying the “Justice” Department has a problem with public trust and the perception that they are partisan –- surprise! –- the FBI has just taken actions in Mesa County, Colorado, that reinforce that view.

In what is likely the most outrageous and underreported story of the week, the FBI conducted simultaneous early-morning raids Tuesday on at least four people, including Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters –- an outspoken critic of the 2020 election –- and three of her associates. These heavy-handed raids against nonviolent people involved armed agents in combat militia-style gear, the use of handcuffs, and, in at least one case, a battering ram.

One reason for the media’s hesitance to cover this might be that it emerged via the TV channel of “My Pillow Guy” Mike Lindell, who is generally seen in the media as having cooties and absolutely will not be taken seriously no matter how valid a story he breaks. He did interviews with two of the women, Peters and “America’s Mom” Sheronna Bishop. Lindell already knew both of them, as they had participated in his on-air election integrity symposium in August and had reportedly even flown in on his private plane.

The first write-up we saw in print media was at conservative WVW Broadcast Network, which told the story of a raid conducted early Tuesday morning at the home of Bishop, a concerned Christian mom who has become an activist on issues such as Critical Race Theory and forced masking in schools. (She’s homeschooling her kids.) When we first read about this, we suspected the raid on her house probably had something to do with Attorney General Merrick Garland’s dictate that parents who get angry at school board meetings should be dealt with like domestic terrorists. (Garland denied this policy before Congress, but we now know he was not being truthful.)

https://www.worldviewweekend.com/news/article/americas-first-mom-raided-fbi-october-4th-doj-memorandum-she-fought-against-voter

But the target on her back seems to have more to do with her association with Peters, who is on extremely bad terms with Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold. Peters has apparently been under investigation over allegations of leaking election data, and the search warrant authorized confiscation of her phones and cyber devices.

Brannon Howse conducted the TV interview with Peters on Tuesday, with additional guest cybersecurity expert Sean Smith. In the interview, she explains about the four raids carried out that morning on her and “some of her friends,” saying that one of them indeed had involved a battering ram. Apparently that was the raid at Bishop’s house; Bishop has said her front door was broken down.

Peters said at the time of this interview that the affidavit for her search was still sealed and that she didn’t know what the “probable cause” was. Here’s the interview in full.

Exclusive: FBI Raids Home of County Clerk Tina Peters in Attempt to Cover Up Voter Crimes? | Frank Speech the Home of Free Speech

(SIDE NOTE: At about 38:30 in this video, there’s a phenomenal 6-minute clip of several former FBI agents who are appalled at this new abuse-of-force approach by the FBI against non-violent targets such as Roger Stone. One of them said that if he’d been on a S.W.A.T. team and ordered to do that raid at Stone’s house, he would have refused. That’s the kind of FBI agents we need; too bad so many of them are of the generation that's now retiring from the Bureau.)

Anyway, Peters says that since she started looking into the results of the 2020 election in Mesa County --- she claims that 29,000 election records were illegally deleted --- she's been attacked "on every front" and is facing civil litigation and huge legal bills. She says this raid is obviously an intimidation tactic aimed at the larger community.

In Bishop’s interview with Howse, which debuted Thursday on Lindell TV, she says the agents were likewise armed and in combat gear, that they treated her and her daughters roughly and that she was handcuffed for about 30 minutes. (Peters was not handcuffed.) The agents were in Bishop’s house for about three hours.

Bishop is a former campaign manager for conservative Colorado Rep. Lauren Boebert. She describes herself as a “very strong supporter” of Peters.

In the interview, she reads from the search warrant, which authorized them to confiscate her phones and other cyber equipment, alleging that she caused "intentional damage of a protected computer" --- "I have no contact with a computer," she says --- "wire fraud" --- "they couldn't explain to me what that even meant" -- and "conspiracy to cause intentional damage to a protected computer and/or commit wire fraud." It also listed the names of the others who were being searched, including Peters. She says all she has done is exercise her First Amendment freedom to be an advocate for Peters, whom she claims has "hard evidence" about Colorado officials and Dominion Voting Systems, and that they’re trying to make her go away and be quiet. She says officials who are "running Colorado" are criminalizing free speech.

She says she has made herself completely available to officials and that there was no reason other than intimidation for them to treat her and her family this way.

Here’s the link to her TV interview.

https://home.frankspeech.com/tv/video/exclusive-colorado-mom-becomes-first-parent-have-her-door-broken-down-doj-and-fbi-target

We’ve seen a few reports of the raids in mainstream media, but they focus not on the violation of civil liberties –- since when do Trump supporters have civil liberties? –- but on allegations that Mesa County election results were allegedly leaked to some “QAnon conspiracy theorists.”

https://www.thedailybeast.com/lauren-boeberts-ex-manager-sherronna-bishop-also-targeted-in-fbi-raid-on-maga-election-clerk-tina-peters

It’s impossible to sort out all the accusations and counter-accusations going on in Mesa County. We just find it interesting that this angle from THE DAILY BEAST doesn’t address the FBI’s intimidating use of force against non-violent targets. The DB also reflexively calls the hypothesis that the 2020 election was stolen “a baseless idea.” That is wrong; it’s not proven, but it’s certainly not baseless.

Another outlet, TALKING POINTS MEMO, describes Peters as “a Trumpy Colorado county clerk already under investigation” and identifies the QAnon personality as Ron Watkins, “a right-wing influencer that many believe to be behind the posts that spurred the QAnon conspiracy theory,” according to reporter Matt Shuham. The armed raids are characterized by a Mesa County spokesperson as “four federally court-authorized operations into potential criminal activity.” All documents related to these “operations” are apparently still sealed.

We can’t say this investigation is being carried out to take focus off what Peters might have FOUND regarding the voting machine data. But we can’t say it isn’t, either.

https://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/feds-raid-home-of-trumpy-colorado-clerk-under-scrutiny-after-election-data-leak

That’s the story so far. We’ll leave you with an outstanding companion piece by Victor Davis Hanson called “Can the FBI Be Salvaged?” that lists many familiar examples of the FBI overstepping, lying, leaking, colluding, hushing-up, setting-up, intimidating, witch-hunting, infiltrating, improperly surveilling, abusing, withholding evidence and more.

He should add these armed raids in Mesa County to his list.

https://townhall.com/columnists/victordavishanson/2021/11/18/can-the-fbi-be-salvaged-n2599279

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  • Samuel R. Wiegand

    11/28/2021 07:10 PM

    Mr Huckabee,
    Why cannot forward your columns?
    Sam

  • Brian Stansell

    11/28/2021 06:59 PM

    Thank you, Mike, for finally mentioning Mike Lindell's coverage of these atrocities. Please also check out his Election Integrity document to be submitted to the Supreme Court.

  • Beth Vercolen

    11/28/2021 05:53 PM

    The only way to restore the FBI's reputation is a complete purge of all agents and all upper management including the director. The rot has pervaded the whole DC headquarters. The extra-legal and illegal activites out of there run wide and deep. No one employed there is to be trusted. There wasn't a single employee at the DC headquarters who stepped forward as a whistleblower over the course of the 2016 campaign or for the whole four years of the Trump administration. Not a secretary, not a file clerk, not a computer specialist. Upper level employees in these positions often hear or see things they know aren't right. Not one single FBI administrator, lawyer or agent spoke out during almost six years of dirty tricks corruption of the rule of law. All those employed at the highest grades must have heard rumors or could have seen paper trails and suspicious activities. They're trained investigators after all. Not one field agent has stood up, spoken out and refused to participate in these outrageous military style arrests of law abiding citizens. Not one agent or head of a field office has called out the trampling of fundamental civil rights these "swat teams" are perpetrating.
    It's not just rot at the top. It's not just 1% who are "bad". The whole of the FBI is now the equivalent of the Stasi or the KGB. They are the enforcement arm of an Executive Branch which has ignored Constitutional rights, ignored the Judicial Branch the rulings of the Supreme Court on the border crisis, District court rulings, and any law they don't like.
    The only way to fix it is to decimate the whole agency. Close the DC headquarters, limit its employee numbers to one tenth of what there are today. Then move the FBI headquarters far away from the easy access to and influence of the DC swamp. Somewhere very rural in a deeply red state (not that the citizens there would welcome them). Fire the current top tier and any agents who went along with the corruption. Hire people who have no ties to DC insiders and who are proven to be fervent in their support of the Constitution and the rule of law.
    This will only happen under a conservative administration. Until then citizens can only fight back through hiring civil rights attorneys and we all know how much that cost General Flynn and Roger Stone.
    This type of purge happened to all the decent FBI agents during Obama's first term. Mueller was his hatchet man. Reams of intel on Islamic terrorists that had been carefully built over years were thrown out, purged from the files. Good agents with years of experience were given the choice of accepting an assignment in the middle of nowhere or retiring. Most chose retirement rather than accepting being put out to pasture. Decades of experience and integrity went out the door. New people who were loyal to Obama rather than the Constitution were promoted or brought in. Today we see the result of the total and complete politicization of the FBI. The same thing happened to the military under Obama, with the similar results. But that's completely another story. File it all under the heading "Fundamentally Change America".

  • James D Hartsock

    11/28/2021 05:46 PM

    I, as a regular just plain old everyday citizen, continue to be concerned about my civil rights when I read about what is happening to “America’s Mom.” It would seem that we no longer are treated as innocent until proven guilty which scares me. We don’t seem to have any protection by the law. Especially when I read your next part talking about our past “Secretary of State, “ who was up to her neck in illegal activities and she seems totally protected by the law -in this case innocent. We seem to be living in a “land of the free and home of the brave,” where if you are an appointed official and have money you can be guilty and get away with it and an ordinary citizen (man on the street, if you will) and not have any protection from unlawful prosecution. It is a sad day for us.

  • Naomi Redd

    11/28/2021 05:13 PM

    Mike,

    Thank you for taking the time to cover this important story that originated on Mike Lindell’s Frankspeech channel. I have often wondered why you have not been more supportive of everything that Mike Lindell has done to expose the truth about the massive 2020 election fraud. I realize that you are still a contributor on Fox News, and I suspect that you may be prohibited from reporting these stories because of Fox’s obvious bias and increasing left-leaning policies. I do not watch Fox anymore for this reason.

    It is tragic that there does not seem to be an unbiased and fair news network at all except for the Internet news sites that have tried to fill this need. I believe that Mike Lindell is going to go down in history as one of our greatest American heroes. I hope that you have been watching his channel and will try to support him as much as you can. There is so much evil and corruption in our government that needs to be exposed, and the future of our country is hanging by a thin thread. I suspect that the roots of this evil run very deep and extend all the way through every part of our government. If you haven't done this already, I hope you will go to Frankspeech.com and read through the complaint that Mike’s legal team has prepared after several months of work, for State Attorneys General to file with the Supreme Court. It is a remarkable piece of work that explains in great detail, with many exhibits containing evidence of widespread fraud in the 2020 election. I do not see how anyone who is paying attention can have any doubt that Joe Biden is not our legitimate president.

    Thanks again for all you do. I supported you when you were a candidate for president in 2012 and still believe that you were the best one.

    Sincerely,

    Naomi Redd

  • Diane Isakson

    11/28/2021 05:01 PM

    This is terrifying! Sounds like KGB tactics.

  • Lewis cleveland

    11/28/2021 04:47 PM

    It’s not FBI, it’s KGB/SS men

  • Randy Chambers

    11/28/2021 03:43 PM

    Again the FBI has targeted private citizens dong nothing more than exercising their first amendment rights. I, would advocate for the abolition of the FBI and the whole Justice Department to get rid of the left leaning bureaucrats who are in leadership there and starting over again with an agency that would recognize a citizens constitutional rights.

  • Rebecca Carlson

    11/28/2021 02:36 PM

    We have been concerned about the FBI for a long time.WHAT can we who have no voice do, especially regarding the deplorable situation with Jan 6th people??

  • ken moore

    11/28/2021 11:35 AM

    breaking down door s like fbi does will be another Waco tx in some areas
    the door that needs to broken down is the white house

News Briefs

On the heels of a new report from DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz saying the “Justice” Department has a problem with public trust and the perception that they are partisan –- surprise! –- the FBI has just taken actions in Mesa County, Colorado, that reinforce that view.

In what is likely the most outrageous and underreported story of the week, the FBI conducted simultaneous early-morning raids Tuesday on at least four people, including Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters –- an outspoken critic of the 2020 election –- and three of her associates. These heavy-handed raids against nonviolent people involved armed agents in combat militia-style gear, the use of handcuffs, and, in at least one case, a battering ram.

One reason for the media’s hesitance to cover this might be that it emerged via the TV channel of “My Pillow Guy” Mike Lindell, who is generally seen in the media as having cooties and absolutely will not be taken seriously no matter how valid a story he breaks. He did interviews with two of the women, Peters and “America’s Mom” Sheronna Bishop. Lindell already knew both of them, as they had participated in his on-air election integrity symposium in August and had reportedly even flown in on his private plane.

The first write-up we saw in print media was at conservative WVW Broadcast Network, which told the story of a raid conducted early Tuesday morning at the home of Bishop, a concerned Christian mom who has become an activist on issues such as Critical Race Theory and forced masking in schools. (She’s homeschooling her kids.) When we first read about this, we suspected the raid on her house probably had something to do with Attorney General Merrick Garland’s dictate that parents who get angry at school board meetings should be dealt with like domestic terrorists. (Garland denied this policy before Congress, but we now know he was not being truthful.)

https://www.worldviewweekend.com/news/article/americas-first-mom-raided-fbi-october-4th-doj-memorandum-she-fought-against-voter

But the target on her back seems to have more to do with her association with Peters, who is on extremely bad terms with Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold. Peters has apparently been under investigation over allegations of leaking election data, and the search warrant authorized confiscation of her phones and cyber devices.

Brannon Howse conducted the TV interview with Peters on Tuesday, with additional guest cybersecurity expert Sean Smith. In the interview, she explains about the four raids carried out that morning on her and “some of her friends,” saying that one of them indeed had involved a battering ram. Apparently that was the raid at Bishop’s house; Bishop has said her front door was broken down.

Peters said at the time of this interview that the affidavit for her search was still sealed and that she didn’t know what the “probable cause” was. Here’s the interview in full.

Exclusive: FBI Raids Home of County Clerk Tina Peters in Attempt to Cover Up Voter Crimes? | Frank Speech the Home of Free Speech

(SIDE NOTE: At about 38:30 in this video, there’s a phenomenal 6-minute clip of several former FBI agents who are appalled at this new abuse-of-force approach by the FBI against non-violent targets such as Roger Stone. One of them said that if he’d been on a S.W.A.T. team and ordered to do that raid at Stone’s house, he would have refused. That’s the kind of FBI agents we need; too bad so many of them are of the generation that's now retiring from the Bureau.)

Anyway, Peters says that since she started looking into the results of the 2020 election in Mesa County --- she claims that 29,000 election records were illegally deleted --- she's been attacked "on every front" and is facing civil litigation and huge legal bills. She says this raid is obviously an intimidation tactic aimed at the larger community.

In Bishop’s interview with Howse, which debuted Thursday on Lindell TV, she says the agents were likewise armed and in combat gear, that they treated her and her daughters roughly and that she was handcuffed for about 30 minutes. (Peters was not handcuffed.) The agents were in Bishop’s house for about three hours.

Bishop is a former campaign manager for conservative Colorado Rep. Lauren Boebert. She describes herself as a “very strong supporter” of Peters.

In the interview, she reads from the search warrant, which authorized them to confiscate her phones and other cyber equipment, alleging that she caused "intentional damage of a protected computer" --- "I have no contact with a computer," she says --- "wire fraud" --- "they couldn't explain to me what that even meant" -- and "conspiracy to cause intentional damage to a protected computer and/or commit wire fraud." It also listed the names of the others who were being searched, including Peters. She says all she has done is exercise her First Amendment freedom to be an advocate for Peters, whom she claims has "hard evidence" about Colorado officials and Dominion Voting Systems, and that they’re trying to make her go away and be quiet. She says officials who are "running Colorado" are criminalizing free speech.

She says she has made herself completely available to officials and that there was no reason other than intimidation for them to treat her and her family this way.

Here’s the link to her TV interview.

https://home.frankspeech.com/tv/video/exclusive-colorado-mom-becomes-first-parent-have-her-door-broken-down-doj-and-fbi-target

We’ve seen a few reports of the raids in mainstream media, but they focus not on the violation of civil liberties –- since when do Trump supporters have civil liberties? –- but on allegations that Mesa County election results were allegedly leaked to some “QAnon conspiracy theorists.”

https://www.thedailybeast.com/lauren-boeberts-ex-manager-sherronna-bishop-also-targeted-in-fbi-raid-on-maga-election-clerk-tina-peters

It’s impossible to sort out all the accusations and counter-accusations going on in Mesa County. We just find it interesting that this angle from THE DAILY BEAST doesn’t address the FBI’s intimidating use of force against non-violent targets. The DB also reflexively calls the hypothesis that the 2020 election was stolen “a baseless idea.” That is wrong; it’s not proven, but it’s certainly not baseless.

Another outlet, TALKING POINTS MEMO, describes Peters as “a Trumpy Colorado county clerk already under investigation” and identifies the QAnon personality as Ron Watkins, “a right-wing influencer that many believe to be behind the posts that spurred the QAnon conspiracy theory,” according to reporter Matt Shuham. The armed raids are characterized by a Mesa County spokesperson as “four federally court-authorized operations into potential criminal activity.” All documents related to these “operations” are apparently still sealed.

We can’t say this investigation is being carried out to take focus off what Peters might have FOUND regarding the voting machine data. But we can’t say it isn’t, either.

https://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/feds-raid-home-of-trumpy-colorado-clerk-under-scrutiny-after-election-data-leak

That’s the story so far. We’ll leave you with an outstanding companion piece by Victor Davis Hanson called “Can the FBI Be Salvaged?” that lists many familiar examples of the FBI overstepping, lying, leaking, colluding, hushing-up, setting-up, intimidating, witch-hunting, infiltrating, improperly surveilling, abusing, withholding evidence and more.

He should add these armed raids in Mesa County to his list.

https://townhall.com/columnists/victordavishanson/2021/11/18/can-the-fbi-be-salvaged-n2599279

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Comments 11-20 of 22

  • Samuel R. Wiegand

    11/28/2021 07:10 PM

    Mr Huckabee,
    Why cannot forward your columns?
    Sam

  • Brian Stansell

    11/28/2021 06:59 PM

    Thank you, Mike, for finally mentioning Mike Lindell's coverage of these atrocities. Please also check out his Election Integrity document to be submitted to the Supreme Court.

  • Beth Vercolen

    11/28/2021 05:53 PM

    The only way to restore the FBI's reputation is a complete purge of all agents and all upper management including the director. The rot has pervaded the whole DC headquarters. The extra-legal and illegal activites out of there run wide and deep. No one employed there is to be trusted. There wasn't a single employee at the DC headquarters who stepped forward as a whistleblower over the course of the 2016 campaign or for the whole four years of the Trump administration. Not a secretary, not a file clerk, not a computer specialist. Upper level employees in these positions often hear or see things they know aren't right. Not one single FBI administrator, lawyer or agent spoke out during almost six years of dirty tricks corruption of the rule of law. All those employed at the highest grades must have heard rumors or could have seen paper trails and suspicious activities. They're trained investigators after all. Not one field agent has stood up, spoken out and refused to participate in these outrageous military style arrests of law abiding citizens. Not one agent or head of a field office has called out the trampling of fundamental civil rights these "swat teams" are perpetrating.
    It's not just rot at the top. It's not just 1% who are "bad". The whole of the FBI is now the equivalent of the Stasi or the KGB. They are the enforcement arm of an Executive Branch which has ignored Constitutional rights, ignored the Judicial Branch the rulings of the Supreme Court on the border crisis, District court rulings, and any law they don't like.
    The only way to fix it is to decimate the whole agency. Close the DC headquarters, limit its employee numbers to one tenth of what there are today. Then move the FBI headquarters far away from the easy access to and influence of the DC swamp. Somewhere very rural in a deeply red state (not that the citizens there would welcome them). Fire the current top tier and any agents who went along with the corruption. Hire people who have no ties to DC insiders and who are proven to be fervent in their support of the Constitution and the rule of law.
    This will only happen under a conservative administration. Until then citizens can only fight back through hiring civil rights attorneys and we all know how much that cost General Flynn and Roger Stone.
    This type of purge happened to all the decent FBI agents during Obama's first term. Mueller was his hatchet man. Reams of intel on Islamic terrorists that had been carefully built over years were thrown out, purged from the files. Good agents with years of experience were given the choice of accepting an assignment in the middle of nowhere or retiring. Most chose retirement rather than accepting being put out to pasture. Decades of experience and integrity went out the door. New people who were loyal to Obama rather than the Constitution were promoted or brought in. Today we see the result of the total and complete politicization of the FBI. The same thing happened to the military under Obama, with the similar results. But that's completely another story. File it all under the heading "Fundamentally Change America".

  • James D Hartsock

    11/28/2021 05:46 PM

    I, as a regular just plain old everyday citizen, continue to be concerned about my civil rights when I read about what is happening to “America’s Mom.” It would seem that we no longer are treated as innocent until proven guilty which scares me. We don’t seem to have any protection by the law. Especially when I read your next part talking about our past “Secretary of State, “ who was up to her neck in illegal activities and she seems totally protected by the law -in this case innocent. We seem to be living in a “land of the free and home of the brave,” where if you are an appointed official and have money you can be guilty and get away with it and an ordinary citizen (man on the street, if you will) and not have any protection from unlawful prosecution. It is a sad day for us.

  • Naomi Redd

    11/28/2021 05:13 PM

    Mike,

    Thank you for taking the time to cover this important story that originated on Mike Lindell’s Frankspeech channel. I have often wondered why you have not been more supportive of everything that Mike Lindell has done to expose the truth about the massive 2020 election fraud. I realize that you are still a contributor on Fox News, and I suspect that you may be prohibited from reporting these stories because of Fox’s obvious bias and increasing left-leaning policies. I do not watch Fox anymore for this reason.

    It is tragic that there does not seem to be an unbiased and fair news network at all except for the Internet news sites that have tried to fill this need. I believe that Mike Lindell is going to go down in history as one of our greatest American heroes. I hope that you have been watching his channel and will try to support him as much as you can. There is so much evil and corruption in our government that needs to be exposed, and the future of our country is hanging by a thin thread. I suspect that the roots of this evil run very deep and extend all the way through every part of our government. If you haven't done this already, I hope you will go to Frankspeech.com and read through the complaint that Mike’s legal team has prepared after several months of work, for State Attorneys General to file with the Supreme Court. It is a remarkable piece of work that explains in great detail, with many exhibits containing evidence of widespread fraud in the 2020 election. I do not see how anyone who is paying attention can have any doubt that Joe Biden is not our legitimate president.

    Thanks again for all you do. I supported you when you were a candidate for president in 2012 and still believe that you were the best one.

    Sincerely,

    Naomi Redd

  • Diane Isakson

    11/28/2021 05:01 PM

    This is terrifying! Sounds like KGB tactics.

  • Lewis cleveland

    11/28/2021 04:47 PM

    It’s not FBI, it’s KGB/SS men

  • Randy Chambers

    11/28/2021 03:43 PM

    Again the FBI has targeted private citizens dong nothing more than exercising their first amendment rights. I, would advocate for the abolition of the FBI and the whole Justice Department to get rid of the left leaning bureaucrats who are in leadership there and starting over again with an agency that would recognize a citizens constitutional rights.

  • Rebecca Carlson

    11/28/2021 02:36 PM

    We have been concerned about the FBI for a long time.WHAT can we who have no voice do, especially regarding the deplorable situation with Jan 6th people??

  • ken moore

    11/28/2021 11:35 AM

    breaking down door s like fbi does will be another Waco tx in some areas
    the door that needs to broken down is the white house

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November 22, 2021
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On the heels of a new report from DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz saying the “Justice” Department has a problem with public trust and the perception that they are partisan –- surprise! –- the FBI has just taken actions in Mesa County, Colorado, that reinforce that view.

In what is likely the most outrageous and underreported story of the week, the FBI conducted simultaneous early-morning raids Tuesday on at least four people, including Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters –- an outspoken critic of the 2020 election –- and three of her associates. These heavy-handed raids against nonviolent people involved armed agents in combat militia-style gear, the use of handcuffs, and, in at least one case, a battering ram.

One reason for the media’s hesitance to cover this might be that it emerged via the TV channel of “My Pillow Guy” Mike Lindell, who is generally seen in the media as having cooties and absolutely will not be taken seriously no matter how valid a story he breaks. He did interviews with two of the women, Peters and “America’s Mom” Sheronna Bishop. Lindell already knew both of them, as they had participated in his on-air election integrity symposium in August and had reportedly even flown in on his private plane.

The first write-up we saw in print media was at conservative WVW Broadcast Network, which told the story of a raid conducted early Tuesday morning at the home of Bishop, a concerned Christian mom who has become an activist on issues such as Critical Race Theory and forced masking in schools. (She’s homeschooling her kids.) When we first read about this, we suspected the raid on her house probably had something to do with Attorney General Merrick Garland’s dictate that parents who get angry at school board meetings should be dealt with like domestic terrorists. (Garland denied this policy before Congress, but we now know he was not being truthful.)

https://www.worldviewweekend.com/news/article/americas-first-mom-raided-fbi-october-4th-doj-memorandum-she-fought-against-voter

But the target on her back seems to have more to do with her association with Peters, who is on extremely bad terms with Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold. Peters has apparently been under investigation over allegations of leaking election data, and the search warrant authorized confiscation of her phones and cyber devices.

Brannon Howse conducted the TV interview with Peters on Tuesday, with additional guest cybersecurity expert Sean Smith. In the interview, she explains about the four raids carried out that morning on her and “some of her friends,” saying that one of them indeed had involved a battering ram. Apparently that was the raid at Bishop’s house; Bishop has said her front door was broken down.

Peters said at the time of this interview that the affidavit for her search was still sealed and that she didn’t know what the “probable cause” was. Here’s the interview in full.

Exclusive: FBI Raids Home of County Clerk Tina Peters in Attempt to Cover Up Voter Crimes? | Frank Speech the Home of Free Speech

(SIDE NOTE: At about 38:30 in this video, there’s a phenomenal 6-minute clip of several former FBI agents who are appalled at this new abuse-of-force approach by the FBI against non-violent targets such as Roger Stone. One of them said that if he’d been on a S.W.A.T. team and ordered to do that raid at Stone’s house, he would have refused. That’s the kind of FBI agents we need; too bad so many of them are of the generation that's now retiring from the Bureau.)

Anyway, Peters says that since she started looking into the results of the 2020 election in Mesa County --- she claims that 29,000 election records were illegally deleted --- she's been attacked "on every front" and is facing civil litigation and huge legal bills. She says this raid is obviously an intimidation tactic aimed at the larger community.

In Bishop’s interview with Howse, which debuted Thursday on Lindell TV, she says the agents were likewise armed and in combat gear, that they treated her and her daughters roughly and that she was handcuffed for about 30 minutes. (Peters was not handcuffed.) The agents were in Bishop’s house for about three hours.

Bishop is a former campaign manager for conservative Colorado Rep. Lauren Boebert. She describes herself as a “very strong supporter” of Peters.

In the interview, she reads from the search warrant, which authorized them to confiscate her phones and other cyber equipment, alleging that she caused "intentional damage of a protected computer" --- "I have no contact with a computer," she says --- "wire fraud" --- "they couldn't explain to me what that even meant" -- and "conspiracy to cause intentional damage to a protected computer and/or commit wire fraud." It also listed the names of the others who were being searched, including Peters. She says all she has done is exercise her First Amendment freedom to be an advocate for Peters, whom she claims has "hard evidence" about Colorado officials and Dominion Voting Systems, and that they’re trying to make her go away and be quiet. She says officials who are "running Colorado" are criminalizing free speech.

She says she has made herself completely available to officials and that there was no reason other than intimidation for them to treat her and her family this way.

Here’s the link to her TV interview.

https://home.frankspeech.com/tv/video/exclusive-colorado-mom-becomes-first-parent-have-her-door-broken-down-doj-and-fbi-target

We’ve seen a few reports of the raids in mainstream media, but they focus not on the violation of civil liberties –- since when do Trump supporters have civil liberties? –- but on allegations that Mesa County election results were allegedly leaked to some “QAnon conspiracy theorists.”

https://www.thedailybeast.com/lauren-boeberts-ex-manager-sherronna-bishop-also-targeted-in-fbi-raid-on-maga-election-clerk-tina-peters

It’s impossible to sort out all the accusations and counter-accusations going on in Mesa County. We just find it interesting that this angle from THE DAILY BEAST doesn’t address the FBI’s intimidating use of force against non-violent targets. The DB also reflexively calls the hypothesis that the 2020 election was stolen “a baseless idea.” That is wrong; it’s not proven, but it’s certainly not baseless.

Another outlet, TALKING POINTS MEMO, describes Peters as “a Trumpy Colorado county clerk already under investigation” and identifies the QAnon personality as Ron Watkins, “a right-wing influencer that many believe to be behind the posts that spurred the QAnon conspiracy theory,” according to reporter Matt Shuham. The armed raids are characterized by a Mesa County spokesperson as “four federally court-authorized operations into potential criminal activity.” All documents related to these “operations” are apparently still sealed.

We can’t say this investigation is being carried out to take focus off what Peters might have FOUND regarding the voting machine data. But we can’t say it isn’t, either.

https://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/feds-raid-home-of-trumpy-colorado-clerk-under-scrutiny-after-election-data-leak

That’s the story so far. We’ll leave you with an outstanding companion piece by Victor Davis Hanson called “Can the FBI Be Salvaged?” that lists many familiar examples of the FBI overstepping, lying, leaking, colluding, hushing-up, setting-up, intimidating, witch-hunting, infiltrating, improperly surveilling, abusing, withholding evidence and more.

He should add these armed raids in Mesa County to his list.

https://townhall.com/columnists/victordavishanson/2021/11/18/can-the-fbi-be-salvaged-n2599279

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  • Samuel R. Wiegand

    11/28/2021 07:10 PM

    Mr Huckabee,
    Why cannot forward your columns?
    Sam

  • Brian Stansell

    11/28/2021 06:59 PM

    Thank you, Mike, for finally mentioning Mike Lindell's coverage of these atrocities. Please also check out his Election Integrity document to be submitted to the Supreme Court.

  • Beth Vercolen

    11/28/2021 05:53 PM

    The only way to restore the FBI's reputation is a complete purge of all agents and all upper management including the director. The rot has pervaded the whole DC headquarters. The extra-legal and illegal activites out of there run wide and deep. No one employed there is to be trusted. There wasn't a single employee at the DC headquarters who stepped forward as a whistleblower over the course of the 2016 campaign or for the whole four years of the Trump administration. Not a secretary, not a file clerk, not a computer specialist. Upper level employees in these positions often hear or see things they know aren't right. Not one single FBI administrator, lawyer or agent spoke out during almost six years of dirty tricks corruption of the rule of law. All those employed at the highest grades must have heard rumors or could have seen paper trails and suspicious activities. They're trained investigators after all. Not one field agent has stood up, spoken out and refused to participate in these outrageous military style arrests of law abiding citizens. Not one agent or head of a field office has called out the trampling of fundamental civil rights these "swat teams" are perpetrating.
    It's not just rot at the top. It's not just 1% who are "bad". The whole of the FBI is now the equivalent of the Stasi or the KGB. They are the enforcement arm of an Executive Branch which has ignored Constitutional rights, ignored the Judicial Branch the rulings of the Supreme Court on the border crisis, District court rulings, and any law they don't like.
    The only way to fix it is to decimate the whole agency. Close the DC headquarters, limit its employee numbers to one tenth of what there are today. Then move the FBI headquarters far away from the easy access to and influence of the DC swamp. Somewhere very rural in a deeply red state (not that the citizens there would welcome them). Fire the current top tier and any agents who went along with the corruption. Hire people who have no ties to DC insiders and who are proven to be fervent in their support of the Constitution and the rule of law.
    This will only happen under a conservative administration. Until then citizens can only fight back through hiring civil rights attorneys and we all know how much that cost General Flynn and Roger Stone.
    This type of purge happened to all the decent FBI agents during Obama's first term. Mueller was his hatchet man. Reams of intel on Islamic terrorists that had been carefully built over years were thrown out, purged from the files. Good agents with years of experience were given the choice of accepting an assignment in the middle of nowhere or retiring. Most chose retirement rather than accepting being put out to pasture. Decades of experience and integrity went out the door. New people who were loyal to Obama rather than the Constitution were promoted or brought in. Today we see the result of the total and complete politicization of the FBI. The same thing happened to the military under Obama, with the similar results. But that's completely another story. File it all under the heading "Fundamentally Change America".

  • James D Hartsock

    11/28/2021 05:46 PM

    I, as a regular just plain old everyday citizen, continue to be concerned about my civil rights when I read about what is happening to “America’s Mom.” It would seem that we no longer are treated as innocent until proven guilty which scares me. We don’t seem to have any protection by the law. Especially when I read your next part talking about our past “Secretary of State, “ who was up to her neck in illegal activities and she seems totally protected by the law -in this case innocent. We seem to be living in a “land of the free and home of the brave,” where if you are an appointed official and have money you can be guilty and get away with it and an ordinary citizen (man on the street, if you will) and not have any protection from unlawful prosecution. It is a sad day for us.

  • Naomi Redd

    11/28/2021 05:13 PM

    Mike,

    Thank you for taking the time to cover this important story that originated on Mike Lindell’s Frankspeech channel. I have often wondered why you have not been more supportive of everything that Mike Lindell has done to expose the truth about the massive 2020 election fraud. I realize that you are still a contributor on Fox News, and I suspect that you may be prohibited from reporting these stories because of Fox’s obvious bias and increasing left-leaning policies. I do not watch Fox anymore for this reason.

    It is tragic that there does not seem to be an unbiased and fair news network at all except for the Internet news sites that have tried to fill this need. I believe that Mike Lindell is going to go down in history as one of our greatest American heroes. I hope that you have been watching his channel and will try to support him as much as you can. There is so much evil and corruption in our government that needs to be exposed, and the future of our country is hanging by a thin thread. I suspect that the roots of this evil run very deep and extend all the way through every part of our government. If you haven't done this already, I hope you will go to Frankspeech.com and read through the complaint that Mike’s legal team has prepared after several months of work, for State Attorneys General to file with the Supreme Court. It is a remarkable piece of work that explains in great detail, with many exhibits containing evidence of widespread fraud in the 2020 election. I do not see how anyone who is paying attention can have any doubt that Joe Biden is not our legitimate president.

    Thanks again for all you do. I supported you when you were a candidate for president in 2012 and still believe that you were the best one.

    Sincerely,

    Naomi Redd

  • Diane Isakson

    11/28/2021 05:01 PM

    This is terrifying! Sounds like KGB tactics.

  • Lewis cleveland

    11/28/2021 04:47 PM

    It’s not FBI, it’s KGB/SS men

  • Randy Chambers

    11/28/2021 03:43 PM

    Again the FBI has targeted private citizens dong nothing more than exercising their first amendment rights. I, would advocate for the abolition of the FBI and the whole Justice Department to get rid of the left leaning bureaucrats who are in leadership there and starting over again with an agency that would recognize a citizens constitutional rights.

  • Rebecca Carlson

    11/28/2021 02:36 PM

    We have been concerned about the FBI for a long time.WHAT can we who have no voice do, especially regarding the deplorable situation with Jan 6th people??

  • ken moore

    11/28/2021 11:35 AM

    breaking down door s like fbi does will be another Waco tx in some areas
    the door that needs to broken down is the white house

November 22, 2021
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On the heels of a new report from DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz saying the “Justice” Department has a problem with public trust and the perception that they are partisan –- surprise! –- the FBI has just taken actions in Mesa County, Colorado, that reinforce that view.

In what is likely the most outrageous and underreported story of the week, the FBI conducted simultaneous early-morning raids Tuesday on at least four people, including Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters –- an outspoken critic of the 2020 election –- and three of her associates. These heavy-handed raids against nonviolent people involved armed agents in combat militia-style gear, the use of handcuffs, and, in at least one case, a battering ram.

One reason for the media’s hesitance to cover this might be that it emerged via the TV channel of “My Pillow Guy” Mike Lindell, who is generally seen in the media as having cooties and absolutely will not be taken seriously no matter how valid a story he breaks. He did interviews with two of the women, Peters and “America’s Mom” Sheronna Bishop. Lindell already knew both of them, as they had participated in his on-air election integrity symposium in August and had reportedly even flown in on his private plane.

The first write-up we saw in print media was at conservative WVW Broadcast Network, which told the story of a raid conducted early Tuesday morning at the home of Bishop, a concerned Christian mom who has become an activist on issues such as Critical Race Theory and forced masking in schools. (She’s homeschooling her kids.) When we first read about this, we suspected the raid on her house probably had something to do with Attorney General Merrick Garland’s dictate that parents who get angry at school board meetings should be dealt with like domestic terrorists. (Garland denied this policy before Congress, but we now know he was not being truthful.)

https://www.worldviewweekend.com/news/article/americas-first-mom-raided-fbi-october-4th-doj-memorandum-she-fought-against-voter

But the target on her back seems to have more to do with her association with Peters, who is on extremely bad terms with Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold. Peters has apparently been under investigation over allegations of leaking election data, and the search warrant authorized confiscation of her phones and cyber devices.

Brannon Howse conducted the TV interview with Peters on Tuesday, with additional guest cybersecurity expert Sean Smith. In the interview, she explains about the four raids carried out that morning on her and “some of her friends,” saying that one of them indeed had involved a battering ram. Apparently that was the raid at Bishop’s house; Bishop has said her front door was broken down.

Peters said at the time of this interview that the affidavit for her search was still sealed and that she didn’t know what the “probable cause” was. Here’s the interview in full.

Exclusive: FBI Raids Home of County Clerk Tina Peters in Attempt to Cover Up Voter Crimes? | Frank Speech the Home of Free Speech

(SIDE NOTE: At about 38:30 in this video, there’s a phenomenal 6-minute clip of several former FBI agents who are appalled at this new abuse-of-force approach by the FBI against non-violent targets such as Roger Stone. One of them said that if he’d been on a S.W.A.T. team and ordered to do that raid at Stone’s house, he would have refused. That’s the kind of FBI agents we need; too bad so many of them are of the generation that's now retiring from the Bureau.)

Anyway, Peters says that since she started looking into the results of the 2020 election in Mesa County --- she claims that 29,000 election records were illegally deleted --- she's been attacked "on every front" and is facing civil litigation and huge legal bills. She says this raid is obviously an intimidation tactic aimed at the larger community.

In Bishop’s interview with Howse, which debuted Thursday on Lindell TV, she says the agents were likewise armed and in combat gear, that they treated her and her daughters roughly and that she was handcuffed for about 30 minutes. (Peters was not handcuffed.) The agents were in Bishop’s house for about three hours.

Bishop is a former campaign manager for conservative Colorado Rep. Lauren Boebert. She describes herself as a “very strong supporter” of Peters.

In the interview, she reads from the search warrant, which authorized them to confiscate her phones and other cyber equipment, alleging that she caused "intentional damage of a protected computer" --- "I have no contact with a computer," she says --- "wire fraud" --- "they couldn't explain to me what that even meant" -- and "conspiracy to cause intentional damage to a protected computer and/or commit wire fraud." It also listed the names of the others who were being searched, including Peters. She says all she has done is exercise her First Amendment freedom to be an advocate for Peters, whom she claims has "hard evidence" about Colorado officials and Dominion Voting Systems, and that they’re trying to make her go away and be quiet. She says officials who are "running Colorado" are criminalizing free speech.

She says she has made herself completely available to officials and that there was no reason other than intimidation for them to treat her and her family this way.

Here’s the link to her TV interview.

https://home.frankspeech.com/tv/video/exclusive-colorado-mom-becomes-first-parent-have-her-door-broken-down-doj-and-fbi-target

We’ve seen a few reports of the raids in mainstream media, but they focus not on the violation of civil liberties –- since when do Trump supporters have civil liberties? –- but on allegations that Mesa County election results were allegedly leaked to some “QAnon conspiracy theorists.”

https://www.thedailybeast.com/lauren-boeberts-ex-manager-sherronna-bishop-also-targeted-in-fbi-raid-on-maga-election-clerk-tina-peters

It’s impossible to sort out all the accusations and counter-accusations going on in Mesa County. We just find it interesting that this angle from THE DAILY BEAST doesn’t address the FBI’s intimidating use of force against non-violent targets. The DB also reflexively calls the hypothesis that the 2020 election was stolen “a baseless idea.” That is wrong; it’s not proven, but it’s certainly not baseless.

Another outlet, TALKING POINTS MEMO, describes Peters as “a Trumpy Colorado county clerk already under investigation” and identifies the QAnon personality as Ron Watkins, “a right-wing influencer that many believe to be behind the posts that spurred the QAnon conspiracy theory,” according to reporter Matt Shuham. The armed raids are characterized by a Mesa County spokesperson as “four federally court-authorized operations into potential criminal activity.” All documents related to these “operations” are apparently still sealed.

We can’t say this investigation is being carried out to take focus off what Peters might have FOUND regarding the voting machine data. But we can’t say it isn’t, either.

https://talkingpointsmemo.com/news/feds-raid-home-of-trumpy-colorado-clerk-under-scrutiny-after-election-data-leak

That’s the story so far. We’ll leave you with an outstanding companion piece by Victor Davis Hanson called “Can the FBI Be Salvaged?” that lists many familiar examples of the FBI overstepping, lying, leaking, colluding, hushing-up, setting-up, intimidating, witch-hunting, infiltrating, improperly surveilling, abusing, withholding evidence and more.

He should add these armed raids in Mesa County to his list.

https://townhall.com/columnists/victordavishanson/2021/11/18/can-the-fbi-be-salvaged-n2599279

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  • Samuel R. Wiegand

    11/28/2021 07:10 PM

    Mr Huckabee,
    Why cannot forward your columns?
    Sam

  • Brian Stansell

    11/28/2021 06:59 PM

    Thank you, Mike, for finally mentioning Mike Lindell's coverage of these atrocities. Please also check out his Election Integrity document to be submitted to the Supreme Court.

  • Beth Vercolen

    11/28/2021 05:53 PM

    The only way to restore the FBI's reputation is a complete purge of all agents and all upper management including the director. The rot has pervaded the whole DC headquarters. The extra-legal and illegal activites out of there run wide and deep. No one employed there is to be trusted. There wasn't a single employee at the DC headquarters who stepped forward as a whistleblower over the course of the 2016 campaign or for the whole four years of the Trump administration. Not a secretary, not a file clerk, not a computer specialist. Upper level employees in these positions often hear or see things they know aren't right. Not one single FBI administrator, lawyer or agent spoke out during almost six years of dirty tricks corruption of the rule of law. All those employed at the highest grades must have heard rumors or could have seen paper trails and suspicious activities. They're trained investigators after all. Not one field agent has stood up, spoken out and refused to participate in these outrageous military style arrests of law abiding citizens. Not one agent or head of a field office has called out the trampling of fundamental civil rights these "swat teams" are perpetrating.
    It's not just rot at the top. It's not just 1% who are "bad". The whole of the FBI is now the equivalent of the Stasi or the KGB. They are the enforcement arm of an Executive Branch which has ignored Constitutional rights, ignored the Judicial Branch the rulings of the Supreme Court on the border crisis, District court rulings, and any law they don't like.
    The only way to fix it is to decimate the whole agency. Close the DC headquarters, limit its employee numbers to one tenth of what there are today. Then move the FBI headquarters far away from the easy access to and influence of the DC swamp. Somewhere very rural in a deeply red state (not that the citizens there would welcome them). Fire the current top tier and any agents who went along with the corruption. Hire people who have no ties to DC insiders and who are proven to be fervent in their support of the Constitution and the rule of law.
    This will only happen under a conservative administration. Until then citizens can only fight back through hiring civil rights attorneys and we all know how much that cost General Flynn and Roger Stone.
    This type of purge happened to all the decent FBI agents during Obama's first term. Mueller was his hatchet man. Reams of intel on Islamic terrorists that had been carefully built over years were thrown out, purged from the files. Good agents with years of experience were given the choice of accepting an assignment in the middle of nowhere or retiring. Most chose retirement rather than accepting being put out to pasture. Decades of experience and integrity went out the door. New people who were loyal to Obama rather than the Constitution were promoted or brought in. Today we see the result of the total and complete politicization of the FBI. The same thing happened to the military under Obama, with the similar results. But that's completely another story. File it all under the heading "Fundamentally Change America".

  • James D Hartsock

    11/28/2021 05:46 PM

    I, as a regular just plain old everyday citizen, continue to be concerned about my civil rights when I read about what is happening to “America’s Mom.” It would seem that we no longer are treated as innocent until proven guilty which scares me. We don’t seem to have any protection by the law. Especially when I read your next part talking about our past “Secretary of State, “ who was up to her neck in illegal activities and she seems totally protected by the law -in this case innocent. We seem to be living in a “land of the free and home of the brave,” where if you are an appointed official and have money you can be guilty and get away with it and an ordinary citizen (man on the street, if you will) and not have any protection from unlawful prosecution. It is a sad day for us.

  • Naomi Redd

    11/28/2021 05:13 PM

    Mike,

    Thank you for taking the time to cover this important story that originated on Mike Lindell’s Frankspeech channel. I have often wondered why you have not been more supportive of everything that Mike Lindell has done to expose the truth about the massive 2020 election fraud. I realize that you are still a contributor on Fox News, and I suspect that you may be prohibited from reporting these stories because of Fox’s obvious bias and increasing left-leaning policies. I do not watch Fox anymore for this reason.

    It is tragic that there does not seem to be an unbiased and fair news network at all except for the Internet news sites that have tried to fill this need. I believe that Mike Lindell is going to go down in history as one of our greatest American heroes. I hope that you have been watching his channel and will try to support him as much as you can. There is so much evil and corruption in our government that needs to be exposed, and the future of our country is hanging by a thin thread. I suspect that the roots of this evil run very deep and extend all the way through every part of our government. If you haven't done this already, I hope you will go to Frankspeech.com and read through the complaint that Mike’s legal team has prepared after several months of work, for State Attorneys General to file with the Supreme Court. It is a remarkable piece of work that explains in great detail, with many exhibits containing evidence of widespread fraud in the 2020 election. I do not see how anyone who is paying attention can have any doubt that Joe Biden is not our legitimate president.

    Thanks again for all you do. I supported you when you were a candidate for president in 2012 and still believe that you were the best one.

    Sincerely,

    Naomi Redd

  • Diane Isakson

    11/28/2021 05:01 PM

    This is terrifying! Sounds like KGB tactics.

  • Lewis cleveland

    11/28/2021 04:47 PM

    It’s not FBI, it’s KGB/SS men

  • Randy Chambers

    11/28/2021 03:43 PM

    Again the FBI has targeted private citizens dong nothing more than exercising their first amendment rights. I, would advocate for the abolition of the FBI and the whole Justice Department to get rid of the left leaning bureaucrats who are in leadership there and starting over again with an agency that would recognize a citizens constitutional rights.

  • Rebecca Carlson

    11/28/2021 02:36 PM

    We have been concerned about the FBI for a long time.WHAT can we who have no voice do, especially regarding the deplorable situation with Jan 6th people??

  • ken moore

    11/28/2021 11:35 AM

    breaking down door s like fbi does will be another Waco tx in some areas
    the door that needs to broken down is the white house

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