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Christopher Paul Hasson, a U.S. Coast Guard lieutenant who identified as a white nationalist was arrested on Feb.20, 2019 after federal investigators uncovered in his Maryland home ammunition and a cache of weapons. Law enforcement says Hasson was stockpiling supplies to launch a domestic terrorist attack targeting journalists and politicians.
Hasson said he wanted to “establish a white homeland.” He also said that he dreamed of killing everybody on earth. Court records reveal he had been stockpiling weapons and supplies since 2017. He also developed a spreadsheet listing who he wanted to kill which included House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.)
The lieutenant also drew up a list of people he wanted to kill which included anchors from MSNBC and CNN, Democratic officials such as Maxine Waters, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Senator Richard Blumenthal, and many other senators running for President in 2020.
After law enforcement examined his computer, Hansson had performed searches looking for information if the Supreme Court justices and senators were given Secret Service Protection.
Lt. Cmdr. Scott McBride, a Coast Guard spokesperson, said on Feb. 20 that Hasson no longer worked at Coast Guard headquarters. It is unclear why federal law enforcement began investigating him, but court documents show he had been reading the 1,500-page manifesto of right-wing terrorist Anders Behring Breivik.
Written by Barbara Sobel
The Washington Post: Hasson ‘I am dreaming of a way to kill almost every last person on earth’: A self-proclaimed white nationalist planned a mass terrorist attack, the government says
New York Times: Coast Guard Officer Hasson Plotted to Kill Democrats and Journalists, Prosecutors Say
NBC News: Coast Guard officer wanted to kill Democrats, TV hosts, say prosecutors
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