A US Coast Guard lieutenant arrested last week on charges of arms and drugs is a white nationalist who allegedly has a blacklist of lawmakers and Democratic activists, as well as prominent media personalities, said Wednesday. federal prosecutors.
In a motion for pre-trial detention filed in Maryland federal court, authorities announced that 49-year-old Lieutenant Christopher Paul Hasson was arrested on Friday and charged with unlawful possession of a firearm and firearms. 39, an opioid called Tramadol.
However, the depot describes the charges as "the proverbial iceberg summit" and calls Hasson "a national terrorist" who wanted to "murder innocent civilians on a scale rarely seen in this country".
Researchers at the George Washington University Program on Extremism first noted the rankings.
Coast Guard Spokesman, Lieutenant-Colonel Cdrt. Scott McBride said in a statement: "An active duty Coast Guard member posted at the Coast Guard's headquarters in Washington, DC, was arrested last week for indictment of illegal arms and drugs as a result of his arrest." An ongoing investigation conducted by the Coast Guard Investigation Services, in cooperation with the FBI and the Department of Justice.As this is an open investigation, the Guard Coastal has no other details yet. "
Prosecutors claim that Hasson regularly read a manifesto written by Anders Behring Breivik, a Norwegian far-right extremist who killed 77 people in a series of 2011 terrorist attacks, as well as Arms and ammunition. According to the documents, federal agents have recovered 15 firearms and, in a "conservative" manner, more than 1,000 rounds of ammunition in Hasson's "basement-to-the-basement apartment" in Silver. Spring, Maryland.
According to the document, Hasson organized a spreadsheet of so-called "traitors" that he subdivided into three categories: A, B, and C. The so-called "category A" traitors included Democratic Meaning. Chuck Schumer of New York, Tim Kaine of Virginia, Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut (called "Sen blumen jew" in the spreadsheet), Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts (called "poca warren") Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, Cory Booker of New Jersey and Kamala Harris from California.
House of Representatives President Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., Representative Alexandria Oscasio-Cortez, DN.Y., Representative Maxine Waters, D-Calif., MSNBC Personalities, Joe Scarborough, Chris Hayes and Ari also figured in "category A". Melber and CNN host, Don Lemon. The names on the "Category B" list included the representative Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., CNN personalities, Chris Cuomo and Van Jones, as well as the Social Democratic Democrats of America.
Prosecutors say Hasson Googled's research topics include "what happens if Trump is illegally dismissed," "the best place in DC to see the congressists", and "the civil war if Trump is dismissed" about a month before his arrest.
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According to the record, Hasson had "adopted extremist views for years" and quoted a letter he had written to "a known neo-Nazi American leader" in September 2017, nearly two months after the deadly violence at the time. A nationalist white rally in Charlottesville, Virginia. Hasson describes himself in the letter as "a long-time white nationalist, having been a skinhead more than 30 years ago before I moved into the army". Hasson added: "I fully support the idea of a white homeland … We need a white homeland, because Europe seems lost.How long can we hold and to prevent the globalization of the Northwest until white people wake up on their own or are forced to make a decision to turn around and die and to stand up remains to be seen. "
Three months earlier, prosecutors announced that Hasson had sent an email to "friends" in which he declared "dreaming of a way to kill almost all human beings on the earth." I think that one plague would be more successful, but how to acquire the / Spanish flu, botulism, anthrax not yet sure but we will find something. "
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In the same email, Hasson wrote: "Start with biological attacks followed by an attack [sic] on the supply of food … Two shutters [sic] attack seems to be able to succeed. Institute a bombing / sniper campaign. "
Prosecutors said Hasson was a National Security Procurement Acquisition Program Officer who had been assigned to the Coast Guard's headquarters in Washington since June 2016. He had previously served in the Marine Corps and Guard National Army.
"An active Coast Guard member posted at the Coast Guard's headquarters in Washington, was arrested last week for indictment of illegal arms and drugs as a result of an ongoing investigation under the direction Coast Guard investigation services, in cooperation with the FBI and Justice Department, "Coast Guard spokesman, Cmdr. Scott McBride said in a statement. "As it is an open investigation, the Coast Guard does not have any other details yet."
A detention hearing for Hasson is scheduled for 13 hours. Thursday in Federal Court in Greenbelt, Maryland, just outside Washington.
Jake Gibson and Lucas Tomlinson of Fox News contributed to this report.