A Texas woman faces charges of making menacing statements to kill a judge overseeing a criminal case involving former US President Donald Trump.
Gatekeepers News reports that Abigail Jo Shry, 43, allegedly used a racial slur in a phone call to the Washington DC court on August 5th, directed at US District Judge Tanya Chutkan.
Shry is also accused of threatening to kill a Democratic member of Congress. After tracing her phone number, investigators discovered Shry had made the call and admitted to it.
During the call, she reportedly told the judge overseeing the election conspiracy case against Trump, “You are in our sights, we want to kill you,” adding that they would come to kill the judge if Trump wasn’t elected in 2024.
Additionally, she made threats against Democrats in Washington DC and the LGBT community.
Shry is also said to have threatened congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee, a black Texas Democrat running for mayor of Houston.
When federal agents visited Shry’s home, she stated that she had no intention of carrying out her threats but mentioned concern if Jackson Lee were to visit Alvin.
Prior to this call, Trump had made a statement on his social media platform, Truth Social, warning that he would come after those who targeted him.
In all capital letters: “If you go after me, I’m coming after you!” Trump wrote. He had been arraigned a day earlier on the election plot charges.
Last Friday while presiding, Chutkan emphasized the need to avoid inflammatory statements.
Meanwhile, supporters of Trump revealed personal information about the grand jury members who indicted him in Georgia, leading to concerns about potential violence.
A report by a private investigative organisation found social media users had called for violence to be used against them and Fani Willis – the lead prosecutor in the case against the former president.
On Monday, a 98-page indictment was unsealed and claimed Trump “unlawfully conspired” to alter the election outcome as part of a “criminal enterprise,” which he denies. The lead prosecutor has given Trump and others until August 25th to surrender.