February 21, 2019 – In Breaking News – CNN
A Coast Guard lieutenant arrested last Friday on gun and drug charges allegedly wanted to conduct a mass killing.
Christopher Paul Hasson, 49, of Silver Spring, Maryland, is alleged to be a white supremacist who had a hit list that included prominent Democratic politicians as well as several journalists from CNN and MSNBC.
(A U.S. Coast Guard Lieutenant was arrested after investigators claimed he was planning a domestic terror attack and had a ‘hit-list’ that included prominent Democrats and media figures. Christopher Paul Hasson is due in court on Thursday in Maryland after he was arrested on gun and drug charges last week. Prosecutors said that Hasson, a 49-year-old who lives in a basement apartment in Maryland, espoused extremist views for years. Court papers detail a June 2017 draft email in which Hasson described an ‘interesting idea’ that included ‘biological attacks followed by attack on food supply. ‘Federal agents found 15 firearms and over 1,000 rounds of ammunition when Hasson was arrested. Prosecutors allege that he had compiled a list of prominent congressional Democrats, activists, and media commentators. Courtesy of the Daily Mail and YouTube. Posted on Feb 21, 2019.)
Hasson’s case was first circulated by counterterrorism expert Seamus Hughes and the George Washington Program on Extremism.
A @gwupoe scoop: A LT in the US Coast Guard was arrested this week for drug and gun charges. It looked like a run of the mill case until the detention memo filed yesterday. He had a hit list, contacts with white supremacists, guns, and, again, was an Coastie assigned to HQ.
— Seamus Hughes (@SeamusHughes) February 20, 2019
Hasson’s hit list includes Democratic politicians — Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, of New York, Sens. Chuck Schumer of New York, Cory Booker of New Jersey, Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut and Kamala Harris of California, as well as former Rep. Beto O’Rourke of Texas — as well as CNN journalists Don Lemon, Chris Cuomo and Van Jones and MSNBC’s Chris Hayes, Ari Melber and Joe Scarborough.
Court documents say Hasson espoused extremist and white supremacist views and allege that he relied on the manifesto of Anders Breivik, a Norwegian who was convicted in 2011 of two terror attacks that killed 77 people.
(Who is Anders Breivik? A Norwegian far-right terrorist who killed eight people by detonating a van bomb in Oslo, Norway, then shot dead 69 teenage participants of a summer camp on the island of Utøya, on 22 July 2011, in the name of “revolution.” Courtesy of ABC News and YouTube. Posted on Jul 25, 2011.)
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The government says Hasson also stockpiled steroids and human growth hormone “to increase his ability to conduct attacks,” consistent with the directions in Breivik’s manifesto.
“The defendant is a domestic terrorist, bent on committing acts dangerous to human life that are intended to affect governmental conduct,” prosecutors wrote.
(Coast Guard lieutenant Christopher Paul Hasson, arrested on gun and drug charges, allegedly wanted to conduct a mass killing, court documents show. Courtesy of CNN and YouTube. Posted on Feb 20, 2019.)
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