White nationalist indicted for allegedly threatening to kill Trump

May 14, 2019

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A Connecticut man has been arrested and indicted after a terrifying plot to kill President Donald Trump was uncovered.

Gary Gravelle, 51, was indicted Friday for sending threatening letters to the president which contained fake anthrax. The man also made anthrax and bomb threats against a local mosque, a synagogue and various locations in Connecticut and other states.

According to an indictment unsealed by U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Connecticut, Gravelle was charged “with threatening to kill, injure and intimidate people and explode property in Connecticut and elsewhere.” He could face up to 100 years in prison if convicted of all 16 felony counts, which include making threats to the president, hoax and maliciously conveying false information about explosives.

White nationalist indicted in Trump murder plot

Gravelle sent a letter to Trump in September of 2018 in which he threatened to kill the president. The letter made reference to the American Knights of Anarchy, a white separatist group to which Gravelle belongs, according to the indictment, New Haven Register reported.

According to the indictment, the accused declared: “I, Gary Gravelle, … as a faithful soldier of the AKA, am coming to KILL Donald Trump.”

Gravelle also threatened the Congregation Adath Israel synagogue in Middletown and the Islamic Center in New London with letters that contained a powdery substance. At least some of the letters contained baby powder, authorities said.

Gravelle, who is also known as Ronald Prejean, also menaced various locations with bomb threats over the phone, mail, and e-mail in Connecticut, Vermont, and Washington. Specific locations included Burlington International Airport in Vermont, Sea-Tac in Seattle and a local mental health center. He was arrested in September for violating the terms of his release for a separate conviction in 2013, which also involved sending menacing letters.

He was charged with 12 counts of maliciously conveying false information about an explosive, three counts related to the sending of hoax Anthrax letters, and one count of making threats against the president. The indictment notes that threatening the president carries a maximum sentence of five years.

U.S. Attorney Durham “stressed that an indictment is not evidence of guilt. Charges are only allegations, and the defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.”

The latest threat against Trump

Numerous people have been arrested, charged, convicted or else contacted by the Secret Service for threats to kill the president.

The case is notable given the Democrat narrative which claims that Trump is himself a “white nationalist.” Trump has been blamed for white nationalist violence that erupted in Charlottesville, Virginia in August of 2017, killing a woman. Democrats have often claimed falsely that Trump praised the white nationalists who attended the rally, lauding “very fine people” on “both sides,” when in reality he explicitly condemned the white nationalists.

Trump has rejected the ugliness of racism forcefully. His agenda is all about making the country great for all Americans. But according to the official media narrative, though, white nationalists support Trump. Trump has even linked by some to the white nationalist terror attack that left over a hundred Muslims dead in a mosque in New Zealand in March.

In an unrelated matter, Attorney General William Barr tapped Durham to investigate the origins of the Russia collusion probe. Barr has vowed to get to the bottom of the Russia investigation.

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Matthew Boose

Matthew Boose is a staff writer for Conservative Institute. He has a Bachelor's degree from Stony Brook University and has contributed to The Daily Caller and The Stony Brook Press.