A Coast Guard lieutenant who was arrested last week is a “home terrorist” who drafted an e mail discussing organic assaults and had what seemed to be successful record that included outstanding Democrats and media figures, prosecutors stated in courtroom papers.
Christopher Paul Hasson is because of appear Thursday in federal courtroom in Maryland after his arrest on gun and drug offenses, but prosecutors say these costs are the “proverbial tip of the iceberg.”
“The defendant is a domestic terrorist, bent on committing acts harmful to human life which are meant to affect governmental conduct,” prosecutors wrote in courtroom papers .
Hasson, who works at the Coast Guard’s headquarters in Washington, has espoused extremist views for years, based on prosecutors. Courtroom papers detail a June 2017 draft e mail by which Hasson wrote that he was “dreaming of a approach to kill virtually each last individual on the earth,” and pondering how he may have the ability to purchase anthrax and toxins to create botulism or a deadly influenza.
In the identical e-mail, Hasson described an “fascinating concept” that included “biological attacks adopted by assault on food supply” as well as a bombing and sniper assaults, in line with courtroom paperwork filed by prosecutors.
In September 2017, Hasson despatched himself a draft letter that he had written to a neo-Nazi leader and “recognized himself as a White Nationalist for over 30 years and advocated for ‘targeted violence’ with a purpose to set up a white homeland,” prosecutors wrote.
Hasson routinely read portions of a manifesto written by Norwegian mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik that prosecutors stated instructs would-be assailants to gather firearms, food, disguises and survival instruments, courtroom papers stated. Breivik, a proper-wing extremist, is serving a 21-yr sentence for killing 77 individuals in a 2011 bomb-and-capturing rampage.
Hasson also expressed admiration for Russia. “Trying to Russia with hopeful eyes or any land that despises the west’s liberalism,” he wrote within the draft e mail. Prosecutors say in the course of the past two years he had recurrently searched online for pro-Russian in addition to neo-Nazi literature.
Prosecutors allege that Hasson visited hundreds of internet sites that bought guns and researched army tactical manuals on improvised munitions.
Federal agents discovered 15 firearms – including several rifles – and over 1,000 rounds of ammunition inside Hasson’s basement house in Silver Spring, Maryland. Additionally they discovered a container with greater than 30 bottles that have been labeled as human progress hormone, courtroom papers stated.
Prosecutors wrote that Hasson “began the process of concentrating on specific victims,” together with a number of outstanding Democrats in Congress and 2020 presidential candidates. In February 2018, he searched the web for the “most liberal senators,” as well as looking “do senators have ss (secret service) safety” and “are supreme courtroom justices protected,” in line with the courtroom submitting.
Hasson’s record of outstanding Democrats included House Speaker…