A federal judge ruled Thursday that a Coast Guard lieutenant accused of espousing white nationalist views and compiling a hit list of Democratic lawmakers and prominent media personalities should be held without bail for at least two weeks.

Lt. Christopher Paul Hasson, 49, was arrested last week in the parking garage of the Coast Guard's Washington headquarters on drug and gun charges.

Federal agents recovered 15 guns and more than 1,000 rounds of ammunition from Hasson's Maryland apartment.



Prosecutors allege he compiled a spreadsheet of so-called "traitors" that included Rep. Nancy Pelosi, Sen. Chuck Schumer and Sens. Kirsten Gillibrand, Elizabeth Warren, Cory Booker and Kamala Harris. Also mentioned were news anchors Chris Hayes, Joe Scarborough, Chris Cuomo and Van Jones.

Fox News' Peter Doocy reported on "America's Newsroom" that Hasson held a secret-level security clearance from 2005 until Tuesday, when it was suspended.

"Authorities realized he was stockpiling weapons and drugs to allegedly try to carry out a biological attack, then an attack on the food supply, just as soon as he could figure out how to find Spanish flu, botulism or anthrax," Doocy said, citing an email prosecutors say Hasson drafted.

Doocy added that Hasson also allegedly Googled topics including "what if trump illegally impeached," "best place in dc to see congress people," and "civil war if trump impeached."

Doocy noted that a Coast Guard contractor who worked with Hasson for six months said he saw no sign of white supremacist sympathies, describing the accused domestic terrorist as a serious man who didn't smile or joke, kept a clean desk, rode a Harley-Davidson motorcycle to work and had tattoos and a shaved head.

Doocy reported that Hasson's neighbors in Silver Spring, Maryland were also surprised by the charges, with one describing it as "pretty scary."

"Last fall, the Coast Guard Insider Threat Program flagged Hasson's suspicious behavior, and the government describes these allegations as just the 'tip of the iceberg,'" Doocy said.

Watch Doocy's report above.


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