Anyway, Audrey says that the feds raided her home on a flimsy warrant for a potato gun, and they took "sensitive documents" which could compromise her sources.
"...And Hudson didn’t even know they confiscated the files until a month later when whey called her to let her know she could pick them up.
Hudson told Carslon it was “clearly intimidation” and was worried about her sources and the kind of precedent this raid set.
“I needed to let my sources know they could have been compromised,” “I want to make sure this doesn’t happen to another reporter, because we can’t just have the government coming into your house on a minor warrant and walk out with whatever files they please from our work product.” [Source]Now, as is to be expected, all of wingnutland is not pleased. "OBAMA GESTAPO RAIDS REPORTER'S HOME" they scream from the their blogs. And over at the television and online version of Der Stürmer, they have given her an audience to talk about what the evil Socialist in chief and his regime are doing to this poor little reporter.
What happened to her reads like every god- fearing, gun loving, wingnuts, nightmare.
"Audrey Hudson’s husband had just left for work on August 6 when suddenly, her dog began barking. The nationally-known journalist walked over to the curtains and peeked outside to discover her Chesapeake Bay home was surrounded by law enforcement officers wearing full body armor.
The phone rang. It was her husband.
“I’m in the driveway,” he said. “The police are here. Open the door.”
I need a break!
I did a little more digging, and this is what I found out about Audrey and her dear husband-- from a wingnut site no less.
"Flashback: Hudson’s husband was found guilty of “resisting arrest in 1986.” Yes, 1986! It is illegal for him to have a weapon in his home. The search warrant called for confiscation of all weapons and nothing else.
After the search began, Hudson said she was asked by an investigator with the Coast Guard Investigative Service if she was the same Audrey Hudson who had written a series of critical stories about air marshals for The Washington Times over the last decade. The Coast Guard operates under the Department of Homeland Security.
Hudson said that investigator, Miguel Bosch, identified himself as a former air marshal official.
There is more about Hudson’s husband, Paul Flanagan and guns and a fearsome Swedish “potato launcher” (he owns a golf ball launcher) in the three-page piece at Daily Caller. SWAT walked out of the house with weapons belonging to and legally registered to Hudson. I find nothing saying Flanagan is under arrest for illegal possession of firearms, but Hudson has lost her Second Amendment rights via her marriage.
They did, however, confiscate small arms belonging to Mrs. Hudson that she had legally registered with the Maryland State Police as far back as 2005.The search warrant allowed for the weapons to be confiscated, and Mrs. Hudson says the agents told her that because her husband had pled guilty to a resisting arrest charge nearly 30 years ago, she was not allowed to possess the guns under state law. The guns she owned were for recreational shooting, she says, as well as for security concerns resulting from many of her investigations. Source: Washington Times" [Source]
It's funny when you read behind the lines and get around all the wingnut spin how easy it is to find the truth.
Audrey Hudson did have those guns illegally in the state of Maryland, and so it seems that those agents had every right to search her home.
And let's not forget another
"Agents took Hudson’s records during a search for guns and related items owned by her husband, a civilian Coast Guard employee. They also confiscated her legally registered firearms.."
Yes, that's right, Audrey's husband is a civilian Coast Guard employee, and the story says that the matter was being investigated by the Coast Guard Investigative Service. It looks to me like my man has been running off at the mouth to his co-workers.
“This really can’t stand,...... You cannot come into a journalist’s home under false pretenses with a bogus warrant and just waltz out with confidential files.”
Oh please! It stands every day in cities all around you. Average citizens get their co called Constitutional rights trampled on every day for activities that are way less suspicious. Why should you be any different?
"Come one Field, because she is a journalist"
No she isn't. She is a wingnut propagandist.
Anyway, maybe now she will dedicate her writing skills to focus on the injustice those people I mentioned feel at the hands of their government.
Oh wait....that will never happen; she is a wingnut. If the anger and consternation isn't focused on Obama there really is nothing to write about.