Man threatened to kill Trump, now faces charges in New York court

El expresidente Donald Trump.

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A man publicly said he wanted to kill former President Donald Trump and now faces charges in a New York court.

Thomas Welnicki, 72, would have expressed interest in killing Trump between July 2020 and December 2021, during and after the Republican presidency, in several communications he had with the Secret Service Capitol Police.

The man, who is a resident of Rockaway Beach, Queens, allegedly told Capitol Police in a July 2020 interview that if Trump lost the election and refused to resign, he would “acquire guns” and “shoot him down,” according to a report from the Daily Mail.

Welnicki, the report adds, has called the former president “Hitler.”

According to court documents, the man even asked about Secret Service agent protection for former presidents and his sons.

The defendant faces charges of threatening to kill, kidnap and inflict bodily harm on Trump, after bragging about how easy it was to get a gun.

In the indictments, prosecutors note that Welnicki called the Secret Service around January 4, 2021, two days before Trump supporters attacked the Capitol, and left voice messages threatening to kill the then president and 12 unidentified congressional supporters.

Even said there was a $ 350,000 bounty on the “heads” of the Republicans.

“Morning [Trump] will be in georgia, maybe i will [acabar con él]”Said the man.

Welnicki has a public attorney as a defense, who told the Mail that her client “did not intend to harm anyone.”

“He was expressing how distraught he was by what he saw as threats to our democracy posed by former President Trump,” said attorney Deirdre von Dornum.

The report adds that the man is registered as an independent voter.

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