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A guy living in a trailer in Tucson (my new home town) was arrested in October by local police for threatening to kill Adam Schiff. He is a 52 year old white male.
Jan Peter Meister told police he was likely reacting to a Fox News segment when he left the alcohol-fueled voicemail, according to newly filed court documents. Mr. Meister, a convicted sex offender with a long rap sheet, was indicted on October 23. After a search of Meister’s residence, prosecutors also charged him with illegal possession of firearms, including a loaded .380 caliber handgun, a 9mm handgun and an American Tactical Rifle, along with 700 rounds of ammunition.
“Meister responded that he watches Fox News and likely was upset at something that he saw on the news. He stated that he strongly dislikes the Democrats, and feels they are to blame for the country's political issues,”
President Donald Trump has lately attacked Schiff perhaps more than any of his other political adversaries, often taking to Twitter to harangue the House Intelligence Committee chairman as “corrupt,” “shifty” and “criminal.” The president has also suggested several times that Schiff should be arrested for “treason,” a crime punishable by death. His attacks are often echoed on Fox, where Schiff is frequently featured as a villain during primetime opinion shows.
Meister faces a five-year sentence for threatening Schiff and a 10-year sentence for the gun charge.
Meister pleaded not guilty to the threat charges on Dec. 20. His trial has been set for March 9, unless Meister changes his plea by Feb. 21, according to court records.