Skip to comments.Coast Guard Officer Accused of Terrorist Plot Targeting Media, Lawmakers
Posted on 02/20/2019 3:11:56 PM PST by Hojczyk
A Coast Guard lieutenant assigned to the service's headquarters in Washington, D.C., has been arrested on drug and gun possession charges, and is accused of plans to "murder innocent civilians on a scale rarely seen in this country," according to documents filed in Maryland District Court.
Lt. Christopher Paul Hasson, an acquisitions officer for the National Security Cutter Acquisition Program, was arrested Feb. 15 and charged with possession of a firearm and ammunition by an unlawful user or addict of controlled substances, and possession of Tramadol, a Schedule IV pain medication.
A motion for detention pending trial, filed by U.S. Attorney Robert K. Hur, paints a much more menacing portrait of Hasson's crimes and planned crimes.
"The current charges, however, are the proverbial tip of the iceberg," Hur wrote. "The defendant is a domestic terrorist, bent on committing acts dangerous to human life that are intended to affect government conduct."
Hur cited a draft email written by Hasson in June 2017 in which he said he was "dreaming of a way to kill almost every last person on the earth" using a "Spanish flu, botulism, anthrax" or some other mass toxin.
Another draft letter to a "known American neo-Nazi leader" identified Hasson as a white nationalist looking for an opportunity for "a little focused violence" to establish racial supremacy.
When Hasson was arrested in Silver Spring, Maryland, earlier this month, the document states, law enforcement agents found 15 firearms, including shotguns, rifles and handguns, and "conservatively, over 1,000 rounds of mixed ammunition."
A list of potential targets allegedly compiled by Hasson in January included "prominent Democratic congressional leaders, activists, political organizations, and MSNBC and CNN media personalities" including TV host Chris Hayes; House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-California; Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Virginia; Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-New York; and many others.
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After looking at his grammar I believe he is just rather stupid. He is a grown man, but wrote like a 7 years old. How did he ever become an officer?
The news says that Breivik was his idol. Breivik wrote a 1,516 page book and placed it in the internet to be seen after his deed.
How many imams in the US say or write the same kind of threats on a daily basis about destroying the US and killing people yet they never face government arrest?
A little clarification was needed.
My first thought on this story was “where is the crime here”? Is owning guns and ammo a crime? That’s half the country going to jail.
Does writing down some evil thoughts constitute a crime? Anybody heard of Stephen King?
OK, they apparently caught this guy on a drug charge, but how does dreaming about murder and mayhem make them crimes? We apparently now have Thought Police, the Dream Police? Or, is this another Cheap Trick by the MSM
Oh, that’s right, we are instructed to divert our attention from a gay black guy arrested for a white racist MAGA hoax to a white guy who is reported to be a white nationalist and domestic terrorist!
I got it!
Because its sick fantasy, not a serious plot.
Facts, logic, and truth if the audience isn't already immunized against them. Unfortunately the Democrat base is pretty much immune to all three.
What does is that there are “lawsuits”.
nice list put together there.
Yep the Dems gotta have someone to wipe the egg off their face after the Smollet fiasco.
I bet you're laboring under the delusion that your comment is clever. However, last I heard there were no statutes on the books for having guns, ammunition, or lists of people. Even if you write out plans - are they the plot of a novel you're planning to write? Sorry tootsie roll I don't believe thought crimes are on the books yet. To be guilty of a crime you actually have to commit a crime in the country. Plus there is (at least officially) the presumption of innocence, that the state actually has to prove you did something, you don't have to prove that you didn't.
“... to divert our attention from a gay black guy arrested for a white racist MAGA hoax to a white guy who is reported to be a white nationalist and domestic terrorist!...”
Boom. You found Waldo.
1000 rounds of ammo is nothing.
15 guns is nothing.
I don’t believe authorities with charges like this until it’s proven.
For all we know he was writing an action novel.
the scary part is he is being destroyed for having a list. Those of us with lists had better be careful
Exactly. Where’s the crime?
I thought it was their job to protect us from enemies the American people, both foreign and domestic.
I’m not sure his drug is a crime if it’s available on the market? Didn’t Trump just decriminalize small time drug use?
there is no crime, this is a diversion from the very damaging government coup news and a warning to all.
We will come get you.
When I was in high school I read Mein Kampf for a report on Hitler. Is that proof I’m a wack job?
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