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.
(Excerpt) Read more at military.com ...
I can’t imagine what headlines there would be if I were to be arrested. I’m not a nutcase but this guy is a piker compared to some of my friends and relatives.
Having read up on his background a wee bit, at 49, and making LT at age 46, he was Warrant Officer to LT promotion. They had plenty of time to vet him going from enlisted to Warrant. At least three full FBI background checks on him. Although, I guess that might be suspect considering Hillary and Frenchy Kerry were both cleared for “Top Secret”. I am not sympathetic with stupid, but this smacks of a diversion from all of the lefts recent “Bravo Sierra”.
Looks like they combed through the Lt’s computer to find a couple of drafts of stuff he did not send.
I do not see much there, but there might be more.
With the fake news what it is, lets wait for all the facts to come out. Like who has faith in the feds and the news media?
Especially the FBI and its parent agency, the DOJ. After all, it’s the Fearless Fosdicks of the FBI who concluded the Steve Scalise shooting wasn’t terrorism regardless of massive evidence to the contrary. The DOJ creeps are the ones who hatched the Fast and Furious mass murder plot.
Weaver said the shotgun he delivered was lawful.
He won a settlement against the government, and was never convicted of the shotgun charge.
“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.”
People change. Some implode off the deep end. That's the typical progression of mental illness or unchecked anger induced psychosis. You can be fine one time and a few months later nobody can recognize you. My personal belief? - He's gone nutz and he needs a treatment center for a long time.
Are you referring to the guy who had the van comically plastered with vote Trump stickers?
It is So obvious
Actually, USCG is under the DHS.
“...the document states, law enforcement agents found 15 firearms, including shotguns, rifles and handguns, and “conservatively, over 1,000 rounds of mixed ammunition.”
I didn’t know that gun collecting was illegal yet in this the formerly land of the free. I know they are working on it,
Seamus Huges of Geo Washington Uni Program on Extremism not happy they aren’t getting credit from FakeNewsMSM. read this thread/replies.
Tweet: Seamus Hughes, @GWUPoE. Fmr Senate HomeSec Committee Senior Counterterrorism Advisor & USGovt Intel Policy Officer. :
Friendly reminder: I spend an unhealthy amount of energy dying on the hill that involves swinging at any reporter who doesnt credit @gwupoe scoop. I cant help it. Its not a good trait, I will not stop though.
Tweet: 2h ago: Seamus Hughes: Confirmed is a lazy way not to credit people.
Something may be fishy here.
Notice how gleeful NBC News was tonight, of was it my imagination?
“Funny how the Feds just happen to have these cases to announce whenever the dirty FBI is getting covered in the news.”
Nice they have time to go after a railroad track coastie while the Ethel Rosenburg of our time...Hillary Clinton...merrily skates along.
Because the the FBI has agent provacateurs lucking online and egging these nuts on when they find them. Where I live they had a you man convince he was going to blow up a Christmas tree lighting with a phone calm amd got him to do it twice. I am also convince that the mail bomber with the stickers on his van was tge product of one of these operations.
another thread to read:
Tweet: Seamus Hughes 3h ago
A @gwupoe scoop: A LT in the US Coast Guard was arrested this week for drug and gun charges. It looked like a run of the mill case until the detention memo filed yesterday. He had a hit list, contacts with white supremacists, guns, and, again, was an Coastie assigned to HQ...ETC...
Seamus Hughes: Thanks to the @FBIBaltimore office for working the case and the arrest. Arraignment is schedule for tomorrow in Greenbelt. Always troll the MJ court filings folks. Always.
HelloInterweb 3h ago:
I see Angela Davis on the hit list - why wasnt her name included in the motion along with all the others?
Didn’t we just go through this rush to judgement with the Smollett incident? The initial burst of headlines is almost always not only wrong but inverse to the truth.
Was he in Chicago a couple of weeks ago?
Did they find any Bleach or a Rope in his Arsenal of Weapons?
Where is this Hur bozo when the snowflakes threaten to kill the President and his family? How about when they were threatening that Sandmann kid and HIS family. This is BS.
20 Feb: Heavy.com: Christopher Hasson: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know
The case was first uncovered by Seamus Hughes, a former Senate counterterrorism advisor who now works with the George Washington University Program on Extremism, which provides analysis and policy solutions on radicalization, terrorism and extremism. You can learn more about the GWUPoE and Hughes work here. Hughes, the programs deputy director, has revealed details on several cases involving American extremism and terrorism cases, often finding the information in federal court documents before the media...
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