Trump Gets Briefing on Coast Guard Officer Accused of Having Hit List

This image provided by the U.S. District Court in Maryland shows a photo of firearms and ammunition that was in the motion for detention pending trial in the case against Christopher Paul Hasson. (U.S. District Court via AP)
This image provided by the U.S. District Court in Maryland shows a photo of firearms and ammunition that was in the motion for detention pending trial in the case against Christopher Paul Hasson. (U.S. District Court via AP)

WASHINGTON -- President Donald Trump says he is getting a "complete briefing" on a Coast Guard officer accused of stockpiling guns and compiling a hit list of prominent Democrats and network TV journalists.

Trump told reporters Friday afternoon that he would be getting a "very complete briefing in about two hours." He added that it was a "very sad thing."

Forty-nine-year-old Lt. Christopher Paul Hasson, of Maryland, was arrested last week on gun and drug charges. His public defender accused prosecutors of making inflammatory accusations against her client without providing the evidence to back them up.

In a court filing, prosecutors said Hasson has espoused extremist views for years and drafted an email in which he said he was "dreaming of a way to kill almost every last person on the earth."

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