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A U.S. Coast Guard lieutenant who is accused of drawing up a hit list of top Democrats and had plans to carry out a domestic terror attack is being held without bail.
Christopher Paul Hasson, 49, was refused bail in Maryland on Thursday on drug and gun charges while prosecutors gather evidence to support more serious charges involving what they portrayed as a domestic terror plot by a man who espoused white-supremacist views.
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Hasson, a former Marine who worked at Coast Guard headquarters in Washington, was arrested last week. Federal agents found 15 firearms and over 1,000 rounds of ammunition following a raid on his basement apartment in Silver Spring.
They allege that Hasson began the process of targeting specific victims and had compiled a list of prominent congressional Democrats, 2020 presidential candidates, activists and media commentators.
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Hasson's list of prominent Democrats included House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, Senator Richard Blumenthal and presidential hopefuls Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand, Elizabeth Warren, Cory Booker and Kamala Harris.
The list - created in a Microsoft Excel spreadsheet - also included mentions of John Podesta, who was Hillary Clinton's campaign chairman, along with Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Maxine Waters, former Rep. Beto O'Rourke, MSNBC's Chris Hayes and Joe Scarborough and CNN's Chris Cuomo and Van Jones, according to the court filing.
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In February 2018, he searched the internet for the 'most liberal senators,' as well as searching 'do senators have ss (secret service) protection' and 'are supreme court justices protected,' according to the court filing.
His online search records show he searched for 'joe Scarborough' after reading media headlines that said the MSNBC Morning Joe host had referred to President Trump as 'the worst ever'. He also searched 'where is morning joe filmed' and looked up where the TV host lived.
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