Tuesday 26 March 2019

US Coast Guard officer 'plotted to kill Democrat politicians and CNN journalists'

Christopher Paul Hasson was arrested on February 15 and is accused of being a “domestic terrorist” (stock photo)
Christopher Paul Hasson was arrested on February 15 and is accused of being a “domestic terrorist” (stock photo)

Ben Riley-Smith

A US Coast Guard lieutenant and self-described white nationalist was plotting to kill a list of Democrat politicians and journalists before his arrest last week, US prosecutors have said in a court filing.

Christopher Paul Hasson (49) wrote a draft email describing how he was "dreaming of a way to kill almost every last person on the earth" and pondering how to acquire the means to launch a biological attack, it is alleged.

He was arrested on February 15 and is accused of being a "domestic terrorist". Hasson routinely read portions of a manifesto written by Anders Behring Breivik, the Norwegian mass murderer, that instructed would-be attackers on how to collect firearms and survival tools.

US agents found 15 firearms inside his home in Maryland, along with a 'kill list' that included Democrats Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, Elizabeth Warren, Cory Booker and Kamala Harris, plus some CNN journalists.

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