In court documents last weekend, Watkins said that she had obtained a VIP pass for the Trump rally, had already met with the Secret Service, and provided security for lawmakers and others (including their march into the Capitol).
Watkins also continued to reach out to the organizers of the rally. According to her court documents on Monday, she believed that these organizers had authorized her as a safe presence for private events.
Watkins served in Afghanistan and was an Army Ranger. On January 6, she was trying to be released from prison after being charged for conspiracy and other actions. She is scheduled to appear before a federal judge on Tuesday afternoon.
Regarding her past encounters with the Secret Service, “she was given instructions on what she can and cannot do, including instructions to keep all tactical equipment outside the VIP zone, and she followed all these instructions,” she was in court The document says. on Monday.
The new document added: “Ms. Watkins did not imply that she directly knew that her security role was recognized by those participating in the rally.
The U.S. Secret Service denied that private citizens cooperated with them to provide security on January 6 in response to Watkins’s request in a document submitted on Saturday.
A spokesperson for the U.S. Secret Service said in a statement: “In order to perform its protection functions on January 6, the U.S. Secret Service relies on the assistance of various government partners. Any claim that the Secret Service hires private citizens to perform these functions is wrong. Yes.” To CNN on Sunday.
The Secret Service did not respond to Watkins’ request for amendment on Monday.
The Justice Department, which is suing the Watkins case, has not yet responded to her request in court.
CNN’s Whitney Wild (Whitney Wild) contributed to the report.