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Judge Considers Freeing Coast Guard Official Accused of Domestic Terrorist Plot

HeadlineApr 26, 2019

A Coast Guard lieutenant accused of plotting to kill high-profile liberal figures may soon be released from pretrial detention. On Thursday, a federal judge in Maryland said he did not find Christopher Hasson’s detention appropriate based on the charges against him. While prosecutors claim Hasson was plotting a domestic terror attack, he has only been charged with gun and drug offenses, not terrorism or attempted murder. At the time of his arrest, Hasson reportedly had a stockpile of 15 guns and more than 1,000 rounds of ammunition. His “hit list” included House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, civil rights pioneer Angela Davis, freshman Congressmembers Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ilhan Omar, MSNBC host Chris Hayes and Democratic presidential hopefuls Senators Kirsten Gillibrand, Elizabeth Warren, Cory Booker and Kamala Harris, among others.

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