Court documents are providing chilling details about 49-year-old Coast Guard Lieutenant Christopher Hasson.
Prosecutors say he was allegedly planning a mass killing of prominent lawmakers and journalists before being arrested in Maryland last week.
Investigators say they found a hit list on his computer containing names of prominent Democrats including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, as well as a number of 2020 Democratic candidates including Kamala Harris, Cory Booker and Kirsten Gillibrand.
The list also contained the names of several journalists from CNN and MSNBC.
Federal agents say they found 15 firearms and over 1,000 rounds of ammunition in Hasson’s Maryland apartment, in addition to a stockpile of steroids the government says Hasson was using to increase his ability to conduct attacks.
Prosecutors say roughly a month before his arrest, Hasson googled topics including “Are Supreme Court judges protected?”, “Where do most senators live in DC?” and Civil war if Trump impeached.”
Hasson is facing federal charges of illegal possession of a firearm and possession of a controlled substance but prosecutors say these charges are just the tip of the iceberg.
They say Hasson is a domestic terrorist bent on committing acts dangerous to human life that are intended to affect governmental conduct.