The St. Louis couple who weilded their lawfully purchased and owned guns to protect themselves and their property could still face prosecution.
Mark and Patricia McCloskey cooperated with the police search warrant and had their AR taken away.
Now, it is being reported that President Trump may do "everything he could within his powers" to protect the McCloskeys from prosecution.
After all, they were simply utilizing their 2nd Amendment rights to keep and bear arms.
Despite the threats to their physical safety and their property, not a single protester was hurt by the McCloskeys.
The news was revealed by Mike Parson, the governor of Missouri.
More details below:
Charges are expected to be brought against the McCloskeys any moment now.
One of the most shocking aspects of the case is that actual criminals were allowed to walk free without arrest or investigation.
Meanwhile, the McCloskeys are being targeted for SAFELY exercising their second amendment rights.
Many political observers have called this a "twisted" situation where media attention has turned the victims into the villains.
Fox News confirms that Trump may intervene:
The governor of Missouri says President Trump has promised to "do everything he could within his powers" to shield a St. Louis couple who wielded guns at protesters in their gated community from prosecution, even as an attorney for the client says charges are imminent.
Gov. Mike Parson said he spoke to Trump Tuesday and was reassured that the president-- who previously has retweeted a photo of the couple, Mark and Patricia McCloskey holding up guns in front of their house in the June 28 incident--"understands the situation in Missouri."
"He understands the situation in St. Louis and how out of control it is for a prosecutor to let violent criminals off and not do their job and try to attack law-abiding citizens," Parson said at a press conference.
"The conversation I had with the President, said that he would do everything he could within his powers to help with this situation," Parson added.
Parson and Trump's conversation comes days after police served a search warrant at the McCloskey's home in the upscale Central West End neighborhood of St. Louis, in the same area where the city's Democratic mayor, Lyda Krewson, lives.
Nearly 500 protesters marching for racial equality and against police brutality were headed towards Krewson's residence during the June 28 incident, after she read off the names and addresses of individuals petitioning to defund the police. Mark and Patricia McCloskey came out of their house, brandished their guns, and demanded the protesters leave because they were trespassing. The couple later told Fox News' Sean Hannity that they were fearful that the protesters would "kill us" and "burn down the house."
Police seized the rifle that Mark was holding in the now-viral video of the incident, while a handgun that Patricia was holding was turned over to St. Louis Police Saturday by the couple's attorney Albert Watkins. The handgun had been in Watkins's possession as evidence that it was inoperable when she pointed it at protesters "in defense of themselves and their home at [the] time of the march," Watkins told Fox News.
Watkins says he anticipates state charges against the couple "as early as today," he told Fox News on Wednesday, but views Trump's interest in the case as a positive.
"The President has been restrained to date and has been kept up to date in virtually real time," Watkins told Fox News. "His support behind the scenes was vital to permitting local police to step back from prior directives to be 'hands off' protesters.
"The support of the Executive Office appears to have motivated The Governor to garner a heightened degree of appreciation for implications and rights at risk in this situation," Watkins said.
Parson shared an article about the McCloskeys on Facebook Tuesday with the caption "Missourians have the right to protect their homes."
In a separate post, Parson lambasted city prosecutors, saying it's "appalling" that they are "targeting the McCloskey's for defending their home."
Indeed, no one should be demonized for defending their home.
This November, the choice between freedom and radical leftism couldn't be more clear!
President Trump continues to fight for ALL Americans to be able to exercise their rights and defend themselves!
While it should be good news that President Trump is apparently standing up for Constitutional rights, the media has focused on the statements of the prosecutor.
The prosecutor has complained that Trump and the Missouri governor are "targeting" her.
According to CNN:
The office of St. Louis Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner said on Twitter that Missouri's governor and President Donald Trump "came after her" for investigating a case.
At a news conference Tuesday, Gov. Mike Parson said Trump had expressed interest in the Mark and Patricia McCloskey case. The McCloskeys were seen on a viral video brandishing guns at protesters outside their mansion last month.
Parson said he spoke to Trump on the phone about the case. At the same news conference, the governor expressed his belief the couple should not face charges.
Joel Schwartz, the couple's attorney told CNN he expected charges to be forthcoming earlier on Tuesday.
Gardner does not specifically mention what case she's referring to in her statement or expand on how the governor or President allegedly went after her.
"Today, both the Governor and Donald Trump came after me for doing my job and investigating a case. While they continue to play politics with the handling of this matter, spreading misinformation and distorting the truth, I refuse to do so. As I always do, I am reviewing all available facts and the law and will apply them equally, regardless of the people involved."
Gardner previously told CNN in a statement that she was alarmed by the events involving the McCloskeys and her office is investigating.
"Make no mistake: we will not tolerate the use of force against those exercising their First Amendment rights, and will use the full power of Missouri law to hold people accountable," she said earlier this month.
However, it appears that the only people being targeted are the McCloskeys.
The only thing they did "wrong" was brandish guns to defend themselves and their property.
They didn't even use or fire the guns!
They were simply holding them as a deterrent to prevent the trespassors from coming onto their property and causing material or physical harm.
Americans should not be criminalized for exercising Constitutional rights!