Man Who Threatened to Kill Donald Trump Multiple Times Released on $50,000 Bond
Thomas Welnicki, referred to the 45th President as 'Hitler'
A man who threatened to kidnap and murder President Donald Trump was criminally charged on Monday before being released on a $50,000 bond.
72-year-old New Yorker, Thomas Welnicki, referred to the 45th president as "Hitler," according to a court filing.
Welnicki was on the radar of federal law enforcement since July 2020 when he allegedly told U.S. Capitol Police that if Trump "loses the 2020 election and refuses to step down," he would "take him down."
"I don't want to hurt anyone, but I will stand up to fascism," he told officers in the voluntary 2020 interview.
"I really hope that God takes" Trump out.
As Neon Nettle reported:
The Department of Justice on Monday said Welnicki faces a federal charge for "knowingly and willfully threaten[ing] to kill, kidnap, and inflict bodily harm upon" former President Donald Trump.
Prosecutors said Welnicki expressed interest in Trump's demise between July 2020 and December 2021, during and after Trump's presidency, in several voluntary communications with U.S. Capitol Police and the Secret Service.
The five-page affidavit and complaint were written by Secret Service agent Matthew Bartolo and filed in the Eastern District of New York on Friday.
Welnicki left two voicemail messages for the Secret Service on Jan. 4, 2021, according to prosecutors.
He later to threatened to kill Trump and 12 unnamed lawmakers who he said supported the former president.
He later claimed there was a $350,000 reward to kill the politicians.
Law and Crime add that documents say the alleged offense occurred "on or about and between September 24, 2021, and December 2, 2021, both dates being approximate and inclusive, within the Eastern District of New York and elsewhere."
"Oh yeah, that's a threat, come and arrest me. I will do anything I can to take out [Trump] and his 12 monkeys."
Welnicki threatened Trump multiple times in phone calls to Secret Service agents, officials state.
Welnicki identified himself by name to agents during a phone call, and proceeded to call Trump "Hitler," and then stated, "I will do everything I can to make sure [Trump] is dead."
Welnicki was released on a $50,000 bond and ordered "to undergo alcohol and mental health treatment."