GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. (KREX)- Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters and Lauren Boebert’s, former campaign manager, Sherronna Bishop, were two of four Western Colorado locations the FBI searched Tuesday.
The two other locations searched have not been disclosed but Bishop chose to speak out Wednesday about her experience. “This is an attempt to, I believe intimidate an election official or any official in the country away from investigating the results of the election,” Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters.
As multiple investigations continue, the FBI is focused on the potential criminal activity by employees of the Clerk and Recorders office including Peters and others associated with those employees. “I have been a vocal supporter for Tina Peters and I will continue to do that,” Sherronna Bishop said.
The FBI carried out a court ordered search of Peters’ home based on her roll in the voting machine security breach and investigations that followed. “Not men with suits and badges, soldiers with automatic weapons and combat gear so it was pretty over the top,” Peters says, “We are living in a world where the FBI is turning on anyone who speaks out against the Biden administration.”
Garfield resident Sherronna Bishop also described the search at her house. “Just as we were about to open the door, it flew open hey used a ram to bust down my door,” “They immediately took my phone, I had dialed my attorney and they did not allow me to speak to my attorney, they grabbed my phone from me, said I couldn’t speak to my attorney, they said they were restraining me while they did a check of my home,” Bishop said.
Investigators with the 21st Judicial District Attorney’s office, and the Colorado Attorney General assisted the FBI in conducting the search. “I recognized one of the men that was there, who was the investigator for the District Attorney’s office, Dan Rubenstein in Mesa County,” Bishop said.
The two other locations searched are still unknown, no arrests have been made yet and the investigations continue.
In response to Clerk Tina Peters and Sherronna Bishop’s statements, the Colorado Attorney General’s office said, “We dispute how some have characterized the law enforcement action carried out earlier this week, this judicially authorized search was executed in a professional and lawful manner.”