FBI says man accused of trying to kill Brett Kavanaugh said he was ‘shooting for 3’ judges




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In the weeks leading up to his trip to the Washington, D.C. area, the man accused of attempting to murder Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh researched how to murder individuals and said that he would “shoot for 3” judges, according to an FBI search warrant request. .

Nicholas Roske, who prosecutors say went to Kavanaugh’s home with a pistol, extra ammunition, a tactical knife and other gear, searched for terms such as “the most effective place to stab someone.” ‘one’ and ‘the quietest semi-auto rifle’, the app says.

As part of the investigation, FBI agents are seeking search warrants for Google accounts and online chat logs that they believe belong to Roske and include Roske’s online searches and messages.

In an online chat on the Discord messaging app, Roske told an individual in May that he was “going to save Roe v Wade from being overthrown” and would “remove some people from the Supreme Court,” according to the FBI.

“Two dead judges won’t do anything,” the anonymous user told Roske. “You would die before you killed them all.”

Roske replied, “Yeah but I might get at least one, which would change the votes for decades to come, and I’m aiming for 3.”

The search history on Roske’s phone, which investigators took from Roske when he was arrested and obtained a search warrant for the next day, also includes searches for “assassination skills” and the equipment, “how to be stealthy” and the Supreme Court’s website listing current information. members.

According to court documents, Roske told investigators he was upset by the leak of the Supreme Court’s draft opinion quashing Roe v. Wade as well as the opportunity for Kavanaugh to help ease gun laws. in the country. Roske, according to investigators, said he decided to kill Kavanaugh after thinking about giving his life a purpose.

In the early hours of June 8, Roske arrived at Kavanaugh’s Maryland home with his weapons and gear, but after being convinced by his sister via text message, he eventually called the police on his own, telling them that he was considering suicide and Kavanaugh, according to law enforcement.

Roske has pleaded not guilty to the charge of attempted murder of a US judge.

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