FBI search warrant request shows chilling online posts by Kavanaugh murder suspect


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A recently uncovered FBI search warrant shows the man accused of the attempted murder of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh meticulously planned the alleged plot and even sought advice on an internet forum.

According to the FBI search warrant obtained by Fox News Digital, Nicholas John Roske, 26, Googled various search terms related to the attack, including “how to be stealthy”, “assassin skills” and “the ‘most effective place to stab someone’. in the weeks leading up to the planned attack.

“I will prevent Roe v Wade from being knocked down,” Roske told another netizen in an online chat, according to the documents.

The other user replied “what are you trying to do”.

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Nicholas John Roske, 26, has pleaded not guilty to one count of attempted murder of a US Supreme Court justice.
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Roske said in return, “remove some people from the Supreme Court.”

The person Roske was speaking with said that “two dead judges won’t do anything. The whole government is f***** There’s no way you’re dying before you kill them all.”

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Roske replied, “Yeah but I could get at least one, which would change the votes for decades to come, and I’m shooting for 3 every major decision in the last 10 years has been party-wise, so if there are more liberals than conservative judges, they will have the power.”

The newly released document also indicates that Roske planned to target at least two other members of the Court but did not identify them.

Roske also used the online address [email protected], according to the documents.

Nicholas Roske, right, is charged with the attempted murder of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, left.

Nicholas Roske, right, is charged with the attempted murder of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, left.
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“Roske said he used his Reddit account to ask questions of individuals, who were unknown to him, in order to refine his plan to kill the judge,” authorities said in the warrant application.

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Roske, of Simi Valley, Calif., was carrying a firearm, ammunition, knife, pepper spray, screwdriver, zip ties and other gear when he was arrested by officers from the California Police Department. Montgomery County early morning outside Kavanaugh’s home in early June. .

Roske, who is charged with the attempted murder of a federal judge, told police he was upset by Kavanaugh’s positions on Roe v. Wade and the Second Amendment.

Demonstrators hold a green sign protesting the overturning of Roe vs. Wade in New York.

Demonstrators hold a green sign protesting the overturning of Roe vs. Wade in New York.
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Roske took a taxi to the Kavanaugh neighborhood and was spotted by U.S. Marshals, but was apprehended after calling 911 and telling the operator he had suicidal thoughts and was intent to kill Kavanaugh.

During the 15-minute 911 call, Roske said he was “having thoughts” and had traveled from California to “act on them.”

Fox News’ Jessica Chasmar and Adam Sabes contributed to this report.

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