Illinois Man Arrested, Charged With Threatening to Shoot President Trump
By Jenn Jacques
An Edwardsville, Illinois man has been arrested and charged with making threats to shoot President Donald Trump on social media.
According to U.S. Secret Service Special Agent Vincent Pescitelli, 45-year-old Joseph Lynn Pickett threatened to “take the life of, to kidnap, and to inflict bodily harm” on Trump via Facebook.
The Belleville News-Democrat reported Pickett’s social media post read:
“Before I die I want our president and congress to sign a treaty to never side with Russia or any enemy of the United States of America! If one will then that person deserves to be shot,” his post read. “Guess what Trump? I’m waiting for the right time…and I KNOW your (sic) Putin’s (expletive)! The secret service now has a heads up as to my plan to assassinate Trump…let’s see if they act.”
After the original post, Pickett continued to comment, saying he was “still waiting” for the Secret Service to knock on his door and arrest him.
“Honestly am I really going to have to kill trump before our fine Government (the jack booted thugs they are) actually takes me into custody for threatening to assassinate President Donald Trump?” Pickett wrote. “I mean he sold our country to The Russians. He …Read the Rest
Source:: Bearing Arms