Lisa Gallagher, of New Jersey, told Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson Tonight” that three agents appeared at her home and claimed to have a tip connecting her to the breach at Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021. Gallagher said that she had no involvement.
The agents showed up one day after Biden’s speech in Philadelphia on Sept. 1 in which the president criticized Trump and his supporters, claiming they are extremists who want to undermine U.S. institutions. GOP lawmakers and even some mainstream media commentators criticized Biden over his remarks and for delivering a polarizing political speech flanked by two U.S. Marines in front of an ominous red backdrop.
“My daughter woke me up telling me there were three armed FBI officers at my door, I thought she was joking,” Gallagher told Carlson on Monday evening. “I immediately tried to throw [on] clothes. I called my husband, I was crying, my knees were shaking. And even though I knew I had done nothing wrong, after seeing Joe Biden’s speech the night before, I thought, ‘Oh my God, this is political.'”
Gallagher said that the agents told her “they were given an anonymous tip that I was at the Capitol on January 6th.”
“I truly thought they can take me out of here in handcuffs. I thought ‘I’m in my bedroom—am I not coming home?’ I went outside,” she said. “I said ‘gentlemen, you are scaring me.’ And they proceeded to tell me they were given an anonymous tip that I was at the Capitol on January 6.”
Recalling the incident, Gallagher said she invited the agents to come into her home and look at her phone and calendar. She wasn’t taken into custody, and the FBI has not yet provided a statement to any media about that incident.
“I invited them into my home to look at my phone and calendar. I have subsequently called the FBI office in Newark to document or know for sure that it really was FBI agents at my home. It was. They said it was an anonymous tip, but they won’t tell me anything else,” Gallagher said.
Carlson in the segment suggested someone submitted a tip to the FBI after Gallagher made a Facebook post supporting Trump.
The FBI has drawn widespread criticism, mostly from Republicans, after its agents targeted Trump’s Mar-a-Lago residence and resort in Florida. The Department of Justice and Trump are currently embroiled in a legal fight over whether to appoint a special master to review documents seized from Trump’s home.
A spokesperson for the FBI Newark Division’s public affairs told The Epoch Times that the bureau can’t confirm or deny an investigation.
“As a matter of longstanding policy, we do not confirm or deny the existence of an investigation, nor do we release information pertaining to interviews. While we cannot comment on specific matters, the FBI routinely contacts individuals, including witnesses, victims, and others, to follow up on tips and gather information about potential threats or criminal activity,” the FBI spokesperson said.
“We always appreciate the public’s cooperation and do not release information about these interactions to protect their privacy.”