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CA Man Plotting to Assassinate Kavanaugh Planned 2 More Killings

The California man accused of plotting to assassinate Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh spoke of killing two more conservative justices in a bid to alter high court votes for years, according to an FBI affidavit filed this week, the Washington Post reports. “Im gonna stop roe v wade from being overturned,” the suspect, Nicholas Roske, 26, messaged an associate. “What u tryna do,” the associate asked. “Remove some people from the supreme court,” Roske allegedly responded, before adding, “I could get a least one, which would change the votes for decades to come, and I am shooting for 3.” Roske is accused of flying across the U.S. and taking a cab to Kavanaugh’s neighborhood in Maryland at 1 a.m. with burglary tools, a newly bought Glock pistol and 37 rounds of ammunition. He has been charged with attempting to kill a U.S. judge.


Roske has been ordered to remain in custody pending further court actions. His attorneys have declined to speak about the case, and his family members have not responded to requests for comment. The affidavit about Roske’s alleged intentions was filed in court in an FBI attempt to obtain a search warrant compelling social media and email companies to turn over records related to Roske’s writings. Agents assert that, based on what they’ve gleaned from the online records provided by the associate and what they’ve seen on Roske’s cellphone, a better accounting of Roske’s online writings help account for of his intentions. Already, according to his phone records, the FBI found that Roske conducted internet searches that included “most effective place to stab someone,” “assassin skills,” “assassin equipment,” and “assassinations.” Roske’s email inbox on his phone had a sales order confirmation for $49.95 lock pick.

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