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Leader Of Border Militia Boasted Of Plans To Assassinate Obama, Clinton, Soros: FBI

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The leader of the militia group which we profiled over the weekend for its detention of migrant families at the US border, was arrested and charged of plotting the assassination of former President Barack Obama, George Soros and various other key Democratic Party figures, the FBI said in court papers.

While militia leader Larry Hopkins, 69, was arrested on Saturday for a weapons charge said to be unrelated to his activities on the border, the FBI now claims Hopkins bragged about his fellow militia members “training to assassinate” former President Barack Obama, Trump’s nemesis in the 2016 election, Hillary Clinton, and the Democratic Party’s most generous billionaire donor, George Soros.

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To be sure, Hopkins had been a busy man – if what the Feds say is to be believed (which these days is a stretch) – for a long time, and before the F.B.I. arrested the militia leader, he’d had so many run-ins with the law that his police record stretched across much of the United States. Oregon police arrested him in 2006 on charges of impersonating a police officer and a felony weapons offense. They had found him showing guns to teenagers in a gas-station parking lot while wearing a police-style uniform and a badge emblazoned with the words “Special Agent” according to the NYT.

“Hopkins stated that he worked for the federal government directly under George Bush,” Officer Jack Daniel of the sheriff’s office in Klamath County, Ore., wrote in his report. Hopkins, the report said, claimed variously to be investigating a meth lab, hunting fugitives and undertaking unspecified “operations” in Afghanistan.

Over a decade later, Hopkins finally came under the scrutiny of federal authorities in 2017, after the FBI received reports that his group was “training” to assassinate Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and George Soros, according to documents unsealed Monday in federal court.

Hopkins appeared in Federal District Court on Monday after his arrest over the weekend on yet another charge, this time of being a felon in possession of firearms and ammunition.

Hopkins’ group, the United Constitutional Patriots profiled here, claims to have helped the US Border Patrol to detain over 5,600 immigrants in the previous two months. The ACLU has condemned the group as a “fascist militia” and called its members vigilantes. In photos showcasing its actions, the group shows men in camouflage circling and detaining hundreds of migrants in the desert near Sunland Park, N.M., and then handing the migrants over to Border Patrol.

The heavily armed militia’s actions have ignited debate over whether its members broke kidnapping laws and effectively acted as a paramilitary force supporting the Border Patrol. Militia members argue that they were assisting the authorities to patrol remote areas of the border and carrying out “verbal citizen’s arrests.”

“We cannot allow racist and armed vigilantes to kidnap and detain people seeking asylum,” the ACLU said in a letter to New Mexico Governor, Michelle Lujan Grisham and Attorney General Hector Balderas.

Hopkins’ attorney, Kelly O’Connell, said the militia group leader planned to plead not guilty.  The militia’s spokesman told local media that he’s “confident” Hopkins will “get through this.” He also claimed that the New Mexico, Hector Balderas, “has declared war on American citizens at the order of the ACLU” by pushing to prevent private citizens “from assisting and documenting a crisis on the border.”

In an affidavit, FBI special agent David S. Gabriel, said the bureau was made aware of the activities of Hopkins after receiving reports in October 2017 of “alleged militia extremist activity” in northwestern New Mexico. Gabriel said that the following month, two F.B.I. agents went to a trailer park in Flora Vista, N.M., where Hopkins was living at the time. With Mr. Hopkins’s consent, the agents entered the home and saw about 10 firearms in plain view, in what Mr. Hopkins referred to as his office.

Hopkins, who has also used the name Johnny Horton Jr., told the agents that the guns belonged to Fay Sanders Murphy, whom he described to agents as his common-law wife, according to the affidavit. The agents collected at least nine firearms from the home as evidence, including a 12-gauge shotgun and various handguns.

According to the NYT, the court affidavit gave few details about the report the F.B.I. received stating that the United Constitutional Patriots “were training to assassinate George Soros, Hillary Clinton, and Barack Obama because of these individuals’ support of Antifa.”

Hopkins’s lawyer, Kelly O’Connell, disputed the reports about assassination plans. “My client told me that is not true,” Mr. O’Connell said. He also questioned the timing of the arrest. “My question is, why now?” O’Connell said. He suggested that pressure from prominent Democrats in New Mexico may have prompted the F.B.I. to take action.

via zerohedge

17 COMMENTS

  1. Since the Federal Government is not doing its job of enforcing the law by defending our borders against illegal invaders, ‘well armed militia’ are filling the gap. The total denial of a problem and the total lack of support as displayed by the Democrat Party are the two main reasons citizens see the necessity to enforce the law. The Democrat Party is the reason these types of citizen actions occur.

    • And that is exactly why NM has enacted more gun control laws as well. NM is actively importing illegals to vote in the 2020 election. Take a good look at what it takes to register to vote. There are ingrained ways to circumvent the NM constitution’s citizen requirement. Illegals are automatically registered to vote when obtaining a drivers license. County clerks are then expected to purge the voter registration rolls which they don’t do.

    • I agree with you 100% and the saddest part is that the media will twist this anyway that they can so that it meets their narrative. If I lived in a border state I would do the exact same thing to protect my family and friends. This does not make these people bad because they want to protect our country but it shows you how much the politicians really care about you and me.

  2. So let me see if I got this right? In November of 2017 FBI agents found a “felon in possession of firearms” but did NOT arrest him at that time but waited 17 months before arresting him for being a “felon in possession of firearms”. Nah, nothing fishy smelling about that at all……..

  3. Since nothing was made to punish the instigators of violence, funding organizations and discriminations against our president and our country, it pushed the trigger to act from patriots getting themselves involved in judicial response against the enemies of our democracy and way of life. It took a lot of courage to do it. This man is a Hero. He was fighting against the Federal Government, the CIA the FBI who did not do their job with a blind eye protecting the worst powerful Americans trying to destroy our sovereignty with their globalist vision.

  4. And this is how they will get our guns! Declare you to be a threat to yourself or others. Claim you’re a terrorist. All perfectly legal.

    • Unfortunately it is coming. We have people who we elect who have done nothing for over 100 days but try to destroy this current president and nothing about coming together to fix our broken country. They promote decisiveness and hatred. It is time for every citizen to demand that our elected representatives in Congress and the Senate either fix our woes as a nation and work together or get out. The way they get out is by us getting them out each election until they learn they that they work for us. If our over spending cannot be gotten under control and government will not work for us we need to do something new. How many of us can spend more than we make without losing everything? We can’t print money to be able to keep paying and we can’t text our neighbors money in order to get the money to pay for our bills. We fought a revolution over less than 3% tax on tea which is now about 1/100 of that tax. We are constantly told to take care of those of us who can’t take care of themselves. And we do. But what about the millions who are taken care of because they are deemed unable to work but work under the table for cash while collecting money from the ( us ) government. Let’s think and work to make our country what it was. People working hard and willing to help the unfortunate and not the lazy.

  5. Plans To Assassinate Obama, Clintons and Soros have been held by many.
    It will be another gov’t patsy; Lee Harvey Oswald or John Wilkes Booth to do their bidding.

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