During a court filing this weekend, Watkins said she received a VIP pass to the Trump rally, met with Secret Service agents and provided security for lawmakers and others, including understood during their march to the Capitol.
Watkins also continued to point fingers at rally organizers who she said empowered her as a security presence for the private event, according to her court filing on Monday.
Watkins, a former Army ranger who served in Afghanistan, seeks release from prison as she awaits trial, following her charge with conspiracy and other actions on Jan.6. She is scheduled to appear before a federal judge on Tuesday afternoon.
Regarding her fleeting encounter with the Secret Service, “she was given directions on things she could and couldn’t do, including instructions to leave all tactical gear outside the VIP area, and she followed all of those guidelines, ”her court record said on Monday.
“Ms Watkins is not suggesting that she directly knows that her role as security has been sanctioned by anyone other than those involved in organizing the rally,” the new file added.
The U.S. Secret Service, in response to Watkins’ claims in Saturday’s filing, denied that private citizens worked with them to provide security on January 6.
“To carry out its protective functions on January 6, the US secret service relied on the help of various government partners. Any claim that the secret service employed private citizens to perform these functions is false,” said a spokesperson. word of the American secret services in a press release. on CNN Sunday.
The Secret Service did not respond to Watkins’ revised requests on Monday.
The Justice Department, which is pursuing Watkins’ case, has yet to respond to his claims in court.
CNN’s Whitney Wild contributed to this report.