Coast Guard officer charged with plotting mass murder of Democrats, journalists

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Coast Guard Lt. Christopher Paul Hasson was arrested last week in Maryland on drug charges and that investigation spiraled, revealing Hasson was in possession of 15 guns, more than 1,000 rounds of ammunition and a hit list of people to murder. The list included many Democratic elected officials like Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer, along with journalists Chris Hayes and Ari Melber, among others.

Seamus Hughes, a former Senate Homeland Security Committee and Senior Counterterrorism adviser, broke the news on Twitter with the court filing detailing the absolutely frightening charges. Prosecutors said, “The Defendant is a domestic terrorist bent on committing acts dangerous to human life.” In fact, the first sentence of the motion for detention pending trial (seen below), is quite alarming: “The defendant intends to murder innocent civilians on a scale rarely seen in this country.”

As you can see in the Twitter thread below from Hughes, prosecutors say Hasson had contacts with white supremacists, advocated for a “white state” in America, and was a fan of Norwegian mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik, who killed 77 people, including 59 children in 2011. 

Hasson’s target list included Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Richard Blumenthal, Tim Kaine, Maxine Waters, Sheila Jackson Lee, Kamala Harris, Beto O’Rourke, Kristin Gillibrand, Elizabeth Warren, Cory Booker, John Podesta, Joe Scarborough, Chris Hayes, Ari Melber, Don Lemon, Chris Cuomo, and Van Jones. He used racist or inflammatory names for many of the people on his list.

More from The Washington Post:

Christopher Paul Hasson called for “focused violence” to “establish a white homeland” and dreamed of ways to “kill almost every last person on earth,” according to court records filed in U.S. District Court in Maryland. Though court documents do not detail a specific planned date for an attack, the government said he had been amassing supplies and weapons since at least 2017, developed a spreadsheet of targets that included House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and searched the Internet using phrases such as “best place in dc to see congress people” and “are supreme court justices protected.”

Prosecutors say these are the first of many more charges.

Hasson was arrested on illegal weapons and drug charges on Friday, but the government says those charges are the “proverbial tip of the iceberg.” Officials with the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Maryland outlined Hasson’s alleged plans to spark chaos and destruction in court documents, describing a man obsessed with neo-fascist and neo-Nazi views.

“Please send me your violence that I may unleash it onto their heads,” Hasson wrote in a letter that prosecutors say was found in his email drafts. “Guide my hate to make a lasting impression on this world.”



Just this morning Donald Trump was inciting people like Christopher Hasson on Twitter.

New York Times publisher A.G. Sulzberger took the extraordinary step of publishing an op-ed with a warning and a plea to stop using such incendiary language. Here’s a portion of that statement.

The phrase “enemy of the people” is not just false, it’s dangerous. It has an ugly history of being wielded by dictators and tyrants who sought to control public information. And it is particularly reckless coming from someone whose office gives him broad powers to fight or imprison the nation’s enemies. As I have repeatedly told President Trump face to face, there are mounting signs that this incendiary rhetoric is encouraging threats and violence against journalists at home and abroad.

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45 is the true enemy of the people. So please IMPEACH THE ENEMY!