Woman arrested for alleged threats to judge in case of Mar-a-Lago documents

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A Texas woman who allegedly left a string of threatening messages on the voicemail of a federal judge who oversaw one of former President Donald Trump’s Florida legal fights was arrested last week, according to court documents.

Tiffani Shea Gish of Houston left three voicemails for Aileen Cannon, a federal judge for the Southern District of Florida who was appointed by Trump in 2020, according to court documents. Cannon is handling the former president’s request for a special master to review documents and other items the FBI seized from Mar-a-Lago last month.

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In voicemails, Gish threatened that Cannon be murdered in front of his family for “helping” the former president, court documents say.

“Donald Trump was disqualified a long time ago and is marked for assassination. You’re helping him, ma’am,” Gish supposedly said in one of the voicemails.

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“He is marked for murder and so are you,” she said, according to court documents, telling Cannon to “be quiet or get shot.”

In other messages, Gish, who identified herself in the messages as “Evelyn Salt”, said she was “responsible for nuclear energy for the United States government” and claimed that Trump bore some responsibility for the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

Gish is facing two federal charges, including influencing a federal employee for threat and interstate communications with threat of kidnapping or injury. She has yet to file a formal appeal, and a lawyer for Gish did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Investigators tracked down Gish’s cell phone number and interviewed her through the window of her Houston home, and she admitted to leaving voicemails, according to court documents.

The US Secret Service was aware of previous threats Gish had made against Trump, prosecutors say.

Federal officials have seen a dramatic increase in the number of threats since the Mar-a-Lago search last month, the CNN. Violent threats surfaced online against Attorney General Merrick Garland, and the biography and contact information of the federal judge who signed the Mar-a-Lago search warrant had to be deleted from a Florida court’s website due to threats.

FBI officials also reported an “unprecedented” number of threats and that individual agents involved in the search faced attempts to doxxing [liberação de documentos]police sources told CNN.

Source: CNN Brasil

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