A Coast Guard lieutenant arrested this week planned to "murder innocent civilians on a scale rarely seen in this country," according to a court filing requesting he be detained until his trial.
Lt. Christopher Hasson, a self-identified white supremacist for "30 plus years," was arrested on Feb. 15 for firearm possession and for simple possession of Tramadol, according to the documents which were first reported by Seamus Hughes from George Washington University's Program on Extremism — charges that were the "proverbial tip of the iceberg,' U.S. Attorney Robert Hur said in the court filing.
A search of Hasson's home revealed 15 firearms and over 1,000 rounds of ammo along with a hit list of targets that included including prominent Democratic politicians — including Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, House Speaker Nancy Pelsoi, Democratic newcomer Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez — and media personalities like MSNBC's Joe Scarborough and Chris Hayes.
The cache of firearms discovered in Coast Guard Lt. Christopher Hasson's Maryland home(U.S. Attorney's Office in Maryland)
The same day that he made the list on his computer, he searched on Google "best place in dc to see congress people." About two hours later, he searched "civil war if trump impeached."
In a draft email that he deleted, Hasson wrote that "[l]iberalist/globalist ideology is destroying traditional people esp white." He said that he was "dreaming of a way to kill almost every last person on the earth," but that he needed get off the opioid Tramadol first.
Law enforcement also found a draft letter Hasson wrote to a neo-Nazi leader weeks after the 2017 Charlottesville white supremacist rally, in which he called for a "white homeland."
Hasson was assigned to work at Coast Guard headquarters in 2016 and previously served in the Marine Corps from 1988 to 1993, the documents state.
U.S. Coast Guard spokesman Lt. Cmdr. Scott McBride confirmed to Military.com that an "active-duty Coast Guard member stationed at Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington, D.C., was arrested last week... Because this is an open investigation, the Coast Guard has no further details at this time."
Former Navy SEAL Eric Greitens, who resigned in disgrace as governor of Missouri last year, is putting his uniform back on — just not as a Navy SEAL.
Greitens, who stepped down in May 2018 amid criminal charges related to an alleged extramarital affair, has become a reserve naval officer with Navy Operational Support Center — St. Louis, a spokeswoman for Navy Recruiting Command confirmed to Task & Purpose. The Kansas City Star first reported the news.
President Donald Trump's personal attorney, Marc Mukasey, 51, and longtime Trump associate Bernard Kerik, 63, a former New York City police commissioner, have joined Gallagher's defense team in recent months, both men told Task & Purpose on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, in response to a question from a reporter after a motions hearing, lead defense attorney Tim Parlatore confirmed that he had previously represented Pete Hegseth, the conservative Fox News personality who has been privately lobbying Trump since January to pardon Gallagher, according to The Daily Beast.
(Reuters) - John Walker Lindh, the American captured in Afghanistan in 2001 fighting for the Taliban, was released early from federal prison on Thursday, the Washington Post reported, citing Lindh's lawyer.
Lindh, who was 20 years old when he was captured, left prison in Terre Haute, Indiana, on probation after serving 17 years of a 20-year sentence, the newspaper said.
Now 38, Lindh is among dozens of prisoners to be released over the next few years after being captured in Iraq and Afghanistan and convicted of terrorism-related crimes following the attacks on the United States by al Qaeda on Sept. 11, 2001.
(U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Brian M. Wilbur.)
Defense officials will brief President Donald Trump's national security team on a plan that involves sending 5,000 more troops to the Middle East to deter Iran, Task & Purpose has learned.
So far, no decisions have been made about whether to send the reinforcements to the region, unnamed U.S. officials told CNN's Barbara Starr.
"The military capabilities being discussed include sending additional ballistic missile defense systems, Tomahawk cruise missiles on submarines, and surface ships with land attack capabilities for striking at a long range," CNN reports. "Specific weapons systems and units have not been identified."
Dashcam footage from a freeway commuter shows the moment a pilot ejected from an F-16 military jet last week, releasing a parachute before the aircraft slammed into a Riverside County, California warehouse.