Nicholas Roske Used Reddit and Discord To Plan Assassination of Kavanaugh And Potentially Two Other Justices
The Department of Justice recently disclosed an affidavit in support of a search warrant for Nicholas Roske, who was charged with attempted murder of Justice Kavanaugh. The Daily Beast provides an overview of the document. Here, I will focus on the primary claims.
First, the search warrant seeks records from Discord, Google, and Reddit. Roske’s handles include the email address [email protected] Charming. He used these tools to plan the assassination.
ROSKE also stated that he used Reddit, Google, and other online forums to learn the skills he thought were necessary to complete his plan. . . . ROSKE further stated he had a Discord account but that he deleted the account on Sunday, June 5, 2022. ROSKE said that he used his Reddit account to ask individuals, who were unknown to him, questions in order to refine his plan to kill the Justice. ROSKE also stated that on Monday, June 6, 2022, he attempted to use the settings menu on the Acer laptop to conduct a data wipe of the device because ROSKE did not want anyone he conversed with to be implicated as a result of his actions.
Second, the affidavit explains that Roske started to perform the searches on May 5. You may recall that the Politico leak report came out on May 2. I don’t think that timing is coincidental.
Between May 5, 2022 and June 8, 2022, the search history on ROSKE’s cell phone included the following terms or phrases: “quietest semi auto rifle,” “Reagan assassination attempt,” “most effective place to stab someone,” “assassin skills,” “assassin equipment,” “assassinations,” “supreme court,” “how to be stealthy,” “gun lubricant,” and “supreme court” among other things.
Roske also visited the Supreme Court’s web site to figure out who the current members are:
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