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U.S. Coast Guard Officer Facing Gun Charges Researched ‘How to Rid Us of the Jews,’ Court Docs Reveal

The U.S. Coast Guard lieutenant who allegedly stockpiled weapons and wanted to start a race war is set to be sentenced Friday on gun and drug charges — and he’s hoping the judge will spare him from prison altogether. Christopher Hasson, 50, pleaded guilty in October to ordering synthetic opioids from Mexico and owning unregistered…

U.S. Coast Guard Officer Facing Gun Charges Researched ‘How to Rid Us of the Jews,’ Court Docs Reveal

The U.S. Coast Guard lieutenant who allegedly stockpiled weapons and wanted to start a race war is set to be sentenced Friday on gun and drug charges — and he’s hoping the judge will spare him from prison altogether.

Christopher Hasson, 50, pleaded guilty in October to ordering synthetic opioids from Mexico and owning unregistered gun silencers. His lawyers say he’s just a normal guy who got mixed up with drugs and deserves a second chance.

Federal prosecutors say that Hasson, who spent more than three decades in the military, is a dangerous domestic terrorist, and on Wednesday night unsealed a trove of evidence — including chats and search history — that they say lays bare Hasson’s plan to commit an act of mass violence.

“It is not a case about a good man briefly undone by opioids and now on the right track,” the prosecutors wrote in response to Hasson’s request for leniency. “This is a case about a defendant who intended to murder.”

Prosecutors say Hasson’s search history, documented from 2016 through 2018, aligns with his expressed desire to “kill as many people as possible.” He extensively researched bomb-making manuals, sniper attacks, “killing school,” firearms and tactical gear, and downloaded the manifestos of far-right terrorists such as Anders Breivik, who killed 77 people in Norway in 2011.

The search history also reveals Hasson’s deep familiarity with the conspiracies, memes, and ideas driving the modern, global far right. For example, his most frequently visited website was the subreddit “Men Going Their Own Way” (MGTOW), an online misogynistic hub, which he visited “tens of thousands of times” between 2017 and 2019, according to a 120-page report from the Department of Homeland Security’s “Insider Threat Division.”

The report, which presents a full chronology of Hasson’s “possible extremist activity and terrorism,” conducted from his Coast Guard work station, says he also regularly searched for information about incels — the online misogynistic subculture — and visited an online forum for incels.

He also regularly researched Russian nationalist and neo-fascist writings that are regularly circulated among modern white nationalists to give their ideas a veneer of intellectualism. For example, he looked for “4th Political Theory,” the title of a book by a Kremlin-linked ideologue who hangs out with Pizzagate conspiracy theorists, appears on far-right media l like Red Ice TV, and is adored by the likes of former KKK Grand Wizard David Duke.

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Other search terms included:

  • “How to rid the us of jews”
  • “Jews enemy of the world.”
  • “George soros lives where”
  • “Jews in us gov”
  • “List of rabbis by state”
  • “Where do senators live in dc”
  • “How can white people rise against the jews”

The Insider Threat report also included an exchange between Hasson and a colleague in which he referenced the violent white supremacist rally in Charlottesville — that culminated when a neo-Nazi drove into a crowd of protesters, killing one and injuring dozens.

“I feel like that guy at the rally,” Hasson wrote two days later. “I would just love to run over people up here.”

“Lol” his colleague replied.

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