An Arizona man indicted in October for threatening to kill Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) told police he was likely reacting to a Fox News segment when he left the alcohol-fueled voicemail, according to newly filed court documents
The man told police he was likely angered by something he saw on Fox News .An Arizona man indicted in October for threatening to kill Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) told police he was likely reacting to a Fox News segment when he left the alcohol-fueled voicemail, according to newly filed court documents. Jan Peter Meister, a convicted sex offender with a long rap sheet, was indicted on Oct. 23, 2019 for leaving the voicemail with Schiff’s Washington, D.C. office. 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. A motion filed late last week by Meister’s attorneys revealed a portion of his interview with police during which Meister apologized for making the call and said that he may have been reacting to commentary on Fox News. “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,” according to the police summary of the interview. “Meister stated that he likely Goggled [sic] the congressman’s office number to make the call.” Meister, who has pleaded not guilty to both charges, is scheduled to stand trial on March 9. A spokesman for Schiff, the lead impeachment manager, declined to comment. The episode is a harrowing example of the routine threats facing high-profile lawmakers and other officials in Washington, D.C., amid a deeply divisive impeachment inquiry that has thrust Schiff and other top Democrats into national prominence. Schiff, along with at least some of the other six House Democrats prosecuting the case against Trump, has been seen with permanent police details in recent months as he walks through the Capitol complex. 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. Story continuesLawmakers often emphasize that the intensity of the rhetoric in Washington is not an excuse for violence. But it has fueled other recent threats on lawmakers, including the 2017 attack that nearly killed House GOP Whip Steve Scalise of Louisiana. Scalise was shot several times on a baseball field in Virginia where he and other GOP lawmakers were practicing for the annual congressional baseball game. The gunman had professed views that were hostile toward Republicans, and the episode led to a short-lived call among lawmakers to de-escalate Washington’s increasingly hostile rhetoric. According to prosecutors, Meister left a threatening, expletive-laden voicemail message with Schiff’s Washington, D.C. office on Oct. 1. “Yeah, go f--- your mother, you son of a b---- cause I’m gonna f---ing blow your brains out you f---ing piece of s--- mother, f-----, you’re a f----ing piece of s---,” Meister allegedly said. When federal agents arrived at his residence to serve a warrant on Oct. 25, he allegedly cursed at them and said, unsolicited, “F--- Adam Schiff.” Additionally, one of the agents who arrested him “noted a strong odor of alcohol emanating” from Meister, according to a Justice Department filing. Federal authorities pressed for Meister’s pretrial detention, noting that he faces a five-year sentence for threatening Schiff and a 10-year sentence for the gun charge. They said he should be considered a flight risk because of his minimal ties to the community. Prosecutors noted that Meister’s record includes convictions for a 1989 rape as well as another sex offense, a DUI and assault in 2000, and disorderly conduct in 2001. Meister, who has been detained pending his trial, has argued that he never intended to make good on the threat to Schiff. “Mr. Meister is charged with making a drunken phone call in which he threatened a United States Congressman. Although serious, the congressman lived in Washington, D.C. and Mr. Meister lives in a trailer in Tucson,” his attorneys argued in November seeking his release pending trial. “Mr. Meister has no ties to Washington or the ability to travel there and there is little evidence he could have carried out his alleged threat.” Read more: Yahoo News
This is the world Drumpf and the GOP are creating where lawlessness and violence are just fine if they are in Drumpf the Beloved Leader's defense. This clown who called needs a few years in prison unless Drumpf pardons him early. A genius trumpfer Scump must be celebrating-he loves the desperate and uneducated; the unfiltered and unrefined; the dregs with no control-in other words, he loves himself
Rep. Schiff is up against the boss of a Criminal empire that any other mobster would have been prosecuted under the Rico Act. Not to mention numerous “Crimes Against Humanity” and inciting his base to harm OTHER American citizens. He should be assigned additional protection. Good! I'm glad Mr. Schiff is ok and not harmed. The President and the GOP, MAGA supporters know this can happen and don't care. ADAM SCHIFF IS A HUMAN BEING and his LIFE MATTERS!
Alcohol+fox news--critical thinking = a Maga. Put this scumbag behind bars Drunk? So what. He is responsible for his actions. We Remember Dogwhistle.... Had nothing to do with alcohol
Adam Schiff Attempts to Shame Republicans, Momentarily Forgets They Have No Shame“Is there one among you who will say ‘enough’?” Republicans have no shame. Sadly there is no one with a spine or a shred of character on the GOP side of the side... Nope.
Thank God the man got arrested,, I wonder how many men react to CNN and MSNBC and think, 'I want to kill Trump'? Ladies and gentlemen, pleased to introduce to you tRump's next Secretary of Homeland Security... “He hasn’t paid the price, yet...” - President Trump. Fox News, again!! Time for this network to go!
Don’t nobody threaten Adam Schiff! I will open up a can of whoop $$ on anyone threatening a man who upholds the Constitution of the United States of America. Just another “good guy” with multiple guns. A real stable genius. We need to set up a GoFundMe page to pay his legal bills. The double standard for the left continues. They don’t condone a certain celebrity that did a skit that including a part she beheaded trump. Not to mention all the stuff Pacino said he would do to trump. I know the diff, they donate tons of $ to the dnc
Adam Schiff Blasts Republican Senators for Scolding Trump’s Ukraine Scheme While Letting Him SlideLead House impeachment manager Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) on Sunday chastised Republican senators who claimed to be bothered by President Donald Trump’s Ukrainian actions as they voted against impeachment witnesses, saying it doesn’t do justice to the president’s behavior to merely call it “inappropriate
Fox News is thinking: 'That's the kind of advertising money can't buy. Add that segment to the AI database.' We need much much more than the likes of Joe, Pete, and Liz and Amy to bring us back to before Trump! We need a candidate that heals the American people, not politicians and billionaires! We need BernieSanders, the candidate the lifts every working class American! Bernie2020
serendipnana That's a LIE about Fox News. Nowhere does the arrest or court records mention Fox News as the reason the POS went over the line. But hey it fits Yahoo's liberal agenda. If you have proof, I'd love to see it and will retract. What a bunch of BS. Evident that the person is a Democrat. They never take responsibility for their own actions, always blaming someone else. That is how you can tell the difference between a Democrat & Republican.
Adam Schiff says the House proved its case over Trump's impeachment, says it's up to senators to make It a fair trial'[Senators] have control over the proceedings,' Schiff said. 'And they could have insisted on witnesses and documents and for whatever reason, chose not to.' 😂🤣😂 by “proved” what exactly does he mean? He really thinks the American People are that stupid. It’s incredible. Good luck with that... GOP senators will never do the right thing.... Funny they're called 'the right.' Then no need to call witnesses then, drama from the house.
Adam Schiff closes Trump impeachment trial argument with plea to Republicans: 'You are decent. He is not who you are'Rep. Adam Schiff used his closing argument at the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump to ask GOP senators to join the 'Davids who took on Goliath' by voting to convict. Argumentum ad miscericordiam You’re not decent full of schiff Nice try, but Trumplicans know they’re as indecent as Trump now. ForeverUnclean
Actors Adam Brody and Leighton Meester list Topanga mountain retreatAdam Brody and Leighton Meester's hilltop retreat includes hiking trails, fruit trees, meditation areas and scenic lookouts. It's on the market for $3.245 million.
Maroon 5’s Adam Levine Leads Tearful Kobe Bryant Tribute at Pre-Super Bowl Concert (Watch)Dan + Shay and Maroon 5 performed at Miami’s American Airlines Arena on Super Bowl Sunday eve, but while the game was on everyone’s minds, so was the recent death of Kobe Bryant. The co… maroon5 I can guarantee she will not “hear” lip syncing. maroon5 Milking tragedy for your own self promotion. Where they friends? What’s KB have to do with the Super Bowl? Nothing. maroon5 Isn't his 15 minutes up?