“Federal authorities have arrested a Coast Guard lieutenant they say concocted a white supremacist-fueled plot to “murder innocent civilians on a scale rarely seen in this country.”
“According to court documents unsealed this week, Christopher Paul Hasson was arrested Friday on gun and drug possession charges.
“But prosecutors said that was “the proverbial tip of the iceberg,” pointing to rantings against liberal ideology and a target list that included House Speaker Nanci Pelosi, figures from CNN and MSNBC and a number of members of Congress.
“He also made “thousands” of visits to pro-Russian, neo-fascist and neo-Nazi web pages.
“And to dispel the possibility that the rantings were words without threat, prosecutors filed a picture in court documents showing a major arsenal of 15 firearms, both handguns and military-style rifles, and ammunition boxes packed with more than 1,000 rounds.”
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