A Texas woman has been arrested and charged with threatening a federal judge overseeing Trump’s election case


Tanya Shotkan

United States District Court for the District of Columbia

A Texas woman was ordered into custody Wednesday after she was arrested and charged with making threats Federal judge It is presided over by former President Donald Trump election issue in Washington, DC

Abigail Jo Cherry, 43, faces a charge of conveying a threat to injure a person through interstate commerce, according to the affidavit Signed by Joshua Henry, Special Agent with the Federal Protective Service, part of the Department of Homeland Security.

The affidavit filed in federal court last week and It was first reported Wednesday by Bloomberg Lawclaims that Shri has summoned the US District Judge Tanya Shotkanon August 5 and left a “threatening voicemail” addressed to Chutkan, who was randomly assigned to oversee the Trump criminal case.

“Hey, you stupid slave,” Shri said, before referring to Chutkan with the N-word, the affidavit alleges. “You’re in our sights, we want to kill you… If Trump isn’t elected in 2024, we’re coming to kill you, so surprise lightly, b—-“

“You will be targeted personally, publicly, your family, all of this,” she said.

The affidavit alleges that Shry also “made a direct threat to kill” Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas, LGBTQ community and unnamed Democrats.

Interviewed by DHS special agents at her home in Alvin, Sherri acknowledged that she made the call, according to the affidavit, but said she had no plans to travel to Washington, D.C., or Houston to carry out any of her threats.

Shri’s lawyer did not immediately respond to a request for comment. nor a spokesperson for me. Shotkan’s office did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Sam S. Sheldon, of the Southern District of Texas, arrested Shri on Wednesday.

Security was reinforced About Chutkan, appointed by former President Barack Obama, after Trump suggested his case was being treated unfairly and He asked her to step down last week on Truth Social, its social media platform.

A grand jury set up by special counsel Jack Smith has indicted Trump fees Conspiracy to overturn the 2020 election. Trump has pleaded not guilty to all charges.

He had previously disparaged the plaintiffs and judges involved in the cases against him, although he was noticeably more restrained in the case of classified documents which US District Court Judge Eileen Cannon, He presides over one of his appointees.

After Trump was accused in a financial hush-hush case in New York In March, he warnedpotential death and destructionManhattan Attorney General Alvin Bragg, a Democrat, criticized him as an “animal.”

Trump and his allies have also been underestimated Juan MerchantA state judge is presiding over the HashMoney case. Before his court appearance in April, Trump called on Merchant to “A very partisan judge“Trump haters,” Merchan and his family said.

This article originally appeared on www.cnbc.com

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